Spicy! Jet fuel from mustard plants could reduce emissions by 68 percent, and more

What's new for sustainability in the Upper Delaware region, January 20 to 26
The good, the bad, and the dubious

All the following information was taken from county websites devoted to recycling. New to the region or confronted with an item that might be recycled? The best first step is to contact the solid …

Connecting NASA climate science with the power of place

About Earth to Sky Earth to Sky (ETS) is an expanding partnership between NASA, the U.S. National Park Service (NPS), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and similar organizations. Through …

Lake Huntington News

Stay warm, eat out and enjoy these local restaurants

These long winter months sure can be monotonous. We try to break things up a bit with dinners and lunches out in our local restaurants. Support small, support local! Here are a few of our very own …
Narrowsburg News

I hereby resolve

In the last week or so, I’ve heard a lot of people trash New Year’s resolutions. Several friends have called them “stupid.” To each their own. I’m not out to judge …
Honesdale News

Openings delayed on Monday, January 17 for Wayne medical offices

HONESDALE, PA — With high winds and heavy snow forecast for Monday, January 17, the Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers (WMCHC) physician/provider offices will not open until 10 a.m. at the …
Seniors
Photo contributed by the Town of Thompson
Monticello senior group receives $5000 from the Town of Thompson. Pictured are supervisor Bill Rieber, left, Monticello Seniors president Art Rosensweig, treasurer Joann Moulton, town councilmember Melinda Meddaugh and Marilee Calhoun, town clerk.
Town of Thompson presents check to Monti seniors MONTICELLO, NY — The Town of Thompson presented a check for $5,000 to the Monticello Seniors at their meeting on October 28. “This …
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Inflation drives up prices, but there are ways you can protect your money.
REGION — This probably comes as no surprise: Prices of goods and services rose 4.6 percent in October over the last year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The separate …
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Sustainability
From NASA to the Upper Delaware

The Upper Delaware is a nationally significant environmental resource. As such, it was chosen as one of the initial four teams across the country to participate in the Earth to Sky initiative. The …

The NYS Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act comes of age

Global climate leadership: Starting at home New York State is poised to become a global model for climate leadership. With the release of the New York State Climate Action Council’s Draft …

Recovery

Let’s talk recovery

The following is an excerpt from a person in recovery checking in with their therapist: “Just wanted to give you a little update on my week. Ended up with almost 55 hours last week at work! …
Looking Back
Service down

LONG EDDY, NY — In Long Eddy, the phones went down and stayed down, because the tiny local company that ran them had gone bankrupt. The couple who ran the Delaware and Sullivan Telephone and …

Transforming sleepy White Mills

Christian Dorflinger was still a young man of 32 in 1860 when he began to plan his next and most significant project: his huge glass factory in White Mills, PA.  Dorflinger was born in …

Community living stories
Thoughts from a COP26 attendee

In November, I traveled from my family’s farm in the Catskill Mountains to the cobblestoned streets of Glasgow to better understand international climate politics and join scientists and …

Starting out with the why

We start with some simple foundations. Our climate is changing. With these changes, the weather is less predictable, and the environment is becoming less able to tolerate our overuse and …

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What's going on in your community January 20 to 26

USDA nets enormous private collection of beetles

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Systematic Entomology Laboratory (SEL) at the USDA has acquired what may be the world’s largest private collection of beetles in the genus Agrilus. Agrilus has a …