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by Deborah Cramer in Environment
Mon Aug 22nd, 2016

Deborah Cramer’s book, The Narrow Edge, A Tiny Bird, An Ancient Crab and an Epic Journey is about the miraculous journey that is undertaken each year by sandpipers—red knots—over 19,000 miles spanning...

by Dianne Engleke in Environment
Wed Aug 17th, 2016

So wrote Alice Walker... poet, novelist, essayist. This was certainly true during the 2016 Millbrook Horse Trials. Lainey Ashker and Anthony Patch are pictured here on the Advanced Cross Country....

Discover the plight of red knot shorebirds with award-winning author Deborah Cramer
Wed Aug 10th, 2016

Deborah Cramer, an environmental writer and visiting scholar at MIT, discusses her new book The Narrow Edge: A Tiny Bird, an Ancient Crab, and an Epic Journey at the Cary Institute of...

by Dianne Engleke in Environment
Wed Aug 10th, 2016

This male Ruby-throated Hummingbird is keeping an eye out for predators while enjoying the (uncolored) sugar water feeder. This species is the only one commonly found in the eastern United...

Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Aug 9th, 2016

One cannot but be impressed with how humans have embraced “better living through chemistry” in modern society.  More than 85,000 compounds are registered with the Environmental Protection Agency for potential...

Institute for a Sustainable Planet takes root in Sharon
by Antonia Shoumatoff in Environment
Tue Aug 2nd, 2016

Pamela Peeters launched an institute for sustainability in Sharon, CT, on summer solstice - June 21st.  Belgian-born Ms. Peeters, has masters degrees in both economics and environmental management and obtained a...

Tue Aug 2nd, 2016

As long as they have access to water, Garter Snakes can be found in almost any habitat with vegetation and suitable prey. Harmless to humans, the snakes eat a wide...

Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Aug 2nd, 2016

For the past couple of decades, late summer brings a bloom of algae in the Gulf of Mexico, just off the mouth of the Mississippi River.  Last year, the bloom...

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