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by Joel Ernst in Environment
Sun Dec 6th, 2015

The photo is of the hoar frost on the poultry netting around our vegetable garden this morning, so the hexagonal shapes are from the poultry netting and the frost formed...

Think twice about snow
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Wed Dec 2nd, 2015

Soon the snow will fly. And chances are good that you will find yourself behind a truck spreading salt on the roads in an attempt to deice them. Chances are...

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.