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The air we all breathe
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Mar 1st, 2016

I find it interesting that while we all breathe the same air, liberals like the air as clean as possible while conservatives don’t seem to mind getting a daily dose...

A limited resourse
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Mon Feb 29th, 2016

All life is built from about 30 of the chemical elements in the periodic table. We are mostly composed of carbon, oxygen and hydrogen.  But two other elements are of...

Maple sugaring
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Sun Feb 28th, 2016

Throughout New England, maple trees are currently being outfitted with taps and buckets. The sugaring season has already begun at Duke Farms in New Jersey. The sap from maple trees...

Photo of the week
by Dianne Engleke in Environment
Thu Feb 25th, 2016

This White-tailed doe is hoping she's become part of the brown and white Winter landscape. Deer can survive even the harshest weather as long as they have shelter and good food sources....

They have left a few ruffled feathers
by Antonia Shoumatoff in Environment
Tue Feb 23rd, 2016

Black vultures have caused more than a bit of a flap at the Millbrook School, since they have continued as a prevailing presence despite efforts to manage the population.  Forty...

by Dianne Engleke in Environment
Tue Feb 16th, 2016

This Black-capped Chickadee knows there is a hawk around. A favorite of birdwatchers, the smart and agile chickadee can be found from backyards to wild woodlands.

The real scoop on solar panels
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Sat Feb 13th, 2016

When my wife and I built our retirement house in eastern coastal Maine, we powered it with 6.2 kW of mono-crystalline silicon solar cells manufactured by SunPower. We chose

Thu Feb 11th, 2016

On Friday, February 19. Cary Institute President Dr. Joshua Ginsberg will present a special lecture on the fragile global recovery of large carnivores.

Charismatic carnivores including lions, tigers, wolves and...