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Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Sep 27th, 2016

About 10 years ago, discussions of peak oil were everywhere.  Peak oil was a cover story in Newsweek and National Geographic.  When would the production of oil from the Earth’s crust begin to...

by Dianne Engleke in Environment
Mon Sep 26th, 2016

A Red Devon calf and her Mom enjoy a mild sunny day despite the flies. The cows and their herd belong to Jason and Mary Ann Culver of Farmscapes Land...

Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Sep 20th, 2016

Nothing vexes ambitious entrepreneurs more than to hear that if we move forth with their idea—a new mine in Alaska or a housing development in Georgia—an endangered species is likely...

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...

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