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by Carola Lott in Environment
Tue Dec 1st, 2015

On Friday, December 11 at 7 p.m. the Cary Institute is presenting the National Geographic documentary, Warlords of Ivory. Each year, more than 30,000 elephants are illegally killed for their...

by Dianne Engleke in Environment
Mon Nov 30th, 2015

Elegant omnivores, Ring-billed Gulls will dine anywhere from the beach to the fast food parking lot to the compost dump.

Emissions talks in Paris
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Wed Nov 25th, 2015

For the past few weeks, darkness has prevailed in Paris. While we usually don’t plan for an early spring in December, new light could uplift Paris next week, driven by...

Photo of the week by Dianne Engleke
by Dianne Engleke in Environment
Tue Nov 24th, 2015

Autumn is a good time to see Bobcats as the wild felines travel far afield for food and shelter.

Cloud cover to increase
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Nov 17th, 2015

In building climate models, one of the most difficult jobs is to incorporate the effect of clouds and particles, known as aerosols, in the atmosphere. Do they warm or cool...

by Dianne Engleke in Environment
Mon Nov 16th, 2015

This immature Cedar Waxwing was part of a large flock of waxwings and American Robins, eating berries and insect larva. They will stay all winter.

Overfishing in the Atlantic
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Fri Nov 13th, 2015

It’s late autumn, so the season for bottom trawling has begun in Cobscook Bay, in eastern Maine. First, fishermen pursue sea urchins and later scallops. I am a fan of...

by Dianne Engleke in Environment
Tue Nov 10th, 2015

Eastern Chipmunks waste no time in storing food for Winter, filing their expanding pouches with nuts, acorns and birdseed.

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