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by Dianne Engleke in Environment
Thu Sep 15th, 2016

Only a few days old, this Black Angus calf is the center of attention at the Thorne family's Heathcote Farm, in Amenia, NY.

Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Sep 13th, 2016

First noted in Europe in the 1950s and then in the eastern United States in the 1970s, acid rain was a headline environmental issue for a couple of decades.  The...

by Dianne Engleke in Environment
Thu Sep 8th, 2016

The loud 'kill deeeee' cry of the American Killdeer is a familiar sound here from Spring through Autumn. The call and a feigned broken wing distract attention from a nearby...

Citizen Scientist
Mon Sep 5th, 2016

Think of how valuable it would be to forecast disasters—earthquakes, heart attacks, and stock market collapse.  We seem to fail in good predictions of each of these, although it is...

by Antonia Shoumatoff in Environment
Fri Sep 2nd, 2016

Solar farms have suddenly become a hot topic in Amenia. The discussion started when a large solar company approached a farmer in Amenia to lease some of his land.  The...

Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Thu Sep 1st, 2016

A recent paper reports some good news for the environment.  Examining satellite photographs taken in 1993 and 2009, Oscar Venter and his colleagues find that while human population grew 23%...

by Dianne Engleke in Environment
Tue Aug 30th, 2016

American Goldfinches nest late July through August. Fledglings like this one, begging for food, appear when other species are already preparing to migrate. Goldfinches can wander in the Winter, though not far from...

by Dianne Engleke in Environment
Wed Aug 24th, 2016

Queen Anne's Lace is everywhere this summer. This curious White-tailed fawn is taste tasting the wildflower.

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