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  • A new three-part documentary film “Regenerating Life” will have its world premiere at Time & Space Limited in Hudson, New York on October 8th at 1:00 p.m. The documentary is produced by Hummingbird Films and focuses on the climate crisis.
  • Starting on Sept. 29th, singer/songwriter, Vienna Teng will be at Caffè Lena in Saratoga for three consecutive nights. Teng, a classically trained pianist who composes in a dazzling, cinematic style she likes to call chamber-folk, is sure to light up the stage.
  • Hudson Valley Climate Solutions Week, with events occurring in-person and online is currently underway and ends September 24th.A virtual panel presentation entitled “Securing Our Right to a Healthy Climate: Legal Strategies and Voices from the Turnaround Generation,” is taking place on September 22 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The panel, hosted by Sustainable Hudson Valley, will discuss legal strategies to secure our rights to a healthy environment.Maya van Rossum is Founder of the Green Amendment for the Generations Movement, and she joins us now to tell us more.
  • David McIntyre is a Scottish photographer, filmmaker, and artist based in the Hudson Valley of New York. In his early career, he achieved acclaim in photojournalism, portraiture, and fashion photography. McIntyre’s latest exhibition, “Walking” is currently on view at Hudson Hall.
  • Hospitals could get federal funding to reduce emissions, remain open during weather disasters
  • The world is waking up to a new reality: wildfires are now seasonal in California, the Northeast is getting less and less snow each winter, and the ice sheets in the Arctic and Antarctica are melting fast. Heat is the first order threat that drives all other impacts of the climate crisis. Jeff Goodell's new book is "The Heat Will Kill You First: Life and Death on a Scorched Planet."
  • Smoke from Canadian wildfires poured into the U.S. East Coast and Midwest over the past week covering the capitals of both nations in an unhealthy haze, holding up flights at major airports, postponing baseball games - Major League and little league - and prompting people to fish out pandemic era facemasks.
  • Sam Waterston, award-winning actor in theater, film and television, has also been Chair of the Board of Oceana since 2001. Oceana is the largest global advocacy organization dedicated to protecting and restoring the world's oceans. He will discuss the state of the world's oceans and various efforts to make them healthier and more abundant when he speaks at the Salisbury Forum in a talk entitled "A Plan of Action to Save Our Oceans and Climate" on Friday, June 2, at the Housatonic Valley Regional High School at 7:30 p.m.
  • T.C. Boyle is one of the most inventive voices in contemporary fiction. In his latest novel, "Blue Skies," he transports us to water-logged and heat-ravaged coastal America, reflecting dark mirrors between the two coasts with the storyline shifting between Florida and California.
  • Global warming is one of the greatest dangers mankind faces today. Even as temperatures increase, sea levels rise, and natural disasters escalate, our current environmental crisis feels difficult to predict and understand. But climate change and its effects on us are not new. In a bold narrative that spans centuries and continents, Peter Frankopan argues that nature has always played a fundamental role in the writing of history. Frankopan's new book is "The Earth Transformed: An Untold History."