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Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Oct 18th, 2016

Humans have a shameful record of driving species extinct.  The dodo bird was one of the first documented human-caused extinctions. The Labrador duck and passenger pigeon soon followed.   And we...

by Dianne Engleke in Environment
Mon Oct 17th, 2016

Bright Autumn sun can make for magical moments when shining on yellow, gold and orange leaves. The Shadbush captured here was damaged in Winter ice storms, but still leafs out...

by Dianne Engleke in Environment
Wed Oct 12th, 2016

The continuing drought in the Northeast forces animals, especially waterbirds, to look farther afield for food, drink and safety. Here a migrating Great Egret and a resident female Wood Duck share a...

Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Wed Oct 12th, 2016

Ecologists embrace long-term studies of nature.   The 60-year record of rising carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere underlies all our current concerns about global climate change.   Long-term records underpin our recognition of the...

by TMI staff in Environment
Tue Oct 11th, 2016

The newswires report that the German government has voted a non-binding ban on new combustion engine vehicles, starting from the year 2030.  The resolution is in the form of a...

by Dianne Engleke in Environment
Wed Oct 5th, 2016

The New England Aster is a welcome sight from mid-September until the first hard freeze. It can be found along roadsides, shorelines and adding splashes of color to somber brown...

Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Oct 4th, 2016

Dispersal, the ability of organisms to move to new habitats, takes on increasing importance in a rapidly changing world.   Some organisms, like birds, get around easily; others like tortoises move...

Sat Oct 1st, 2016

Harry Greene, whose specialty is Herpetology  - the study of snakes and frogs – gave his audience at the Friday Cary lecture an historical approach to nature focusing on what...

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