Prescribed burns are banned in New York’s largest tracts of forest, but some rangers say they need to torch the brush to save the trees.
“We are so ignorant when it comes to fire management in New York state.”
From left: a firefighter saws a tree amid wildfires in Nova Scotia; a dead tree once struck by lighting stands in the Adirondacks.
Men locked up in the Broome County jail describe an opioid treatment program so shoddy, they risk withdrawal, relapse, and overdose.
A group of Manhattan Democrats wants to force County Leader Keith Wright to choose between working for the party and working for a lobbying firm.
A major wind and solar developer is defecting from industry ranks, arguing the state shouldn’t bail out struggling projects.
The mayor is putting New York City’s landmark climate and jobs law in jeopardy, our columnist argues.
How a Hamptons mine, in defiance of New York’s top court, keeps trucking out precious piles of sand.
Will putting a price on trash keep the state’s garbage from overflowing?