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by Dianne Engleke in Environment
Wed Feb 10th, 2016

A male House Finch has found his perch in a wreath decorated with old horse shoes and a red Valentine's ribbon. This seed eater is a year round resident, especially fond of...

What's the long-term effect?
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Mon Feb 8th, 2016

There is no factoid that doubters of human-induced climate change like to throw around more than the idea that the ice in Antarctica is not melting, perhaps even expanding.

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Siberia and poles melting
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Feb 2nd, 2016

Water exists as a vapor, liquid, and solid—which we know as ice. Similarly, methane is found as a gas, liquid, and a solid, known as methane clathrate or hydrate. We...

Local Activists help build the Climate Ribbon Tree
by Antonia Shoumatoff in Environment
Tue Feb 2nd, 2016

Two climate change activists from the Watershed Center in Millerton, Walter Hergt and L.J. Amsterdam reported on their experience at the Paris COP 21 Climate Change conference at the Watershed...

Thu Jan 28th, 2016

Recently we asked Dr. Joshua Ginsberg, president of the Cary Institute, for his thoughts about the Paris climate change accord, or the Paris Agreement, signed by 195 nations in December....

by Dianne Engleke in Environment
Tue Jan 26th, 2016

This Coopworth/Finn lamb was born to Lucerne, a Coopworth ewe. They live at Dashing Star Farm, owned and operated by Lynn Mordas in the Coleman Station Historic District, Town of North East,...

Copper as limited resource
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Jan 26th, 2016

When it comes to non-renewable resources, depletion of the world’s oil always catches our attention. A few years ago, resource economists predicted that we’d pass the peak of oil

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Nature is better
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Wed Jan 20th, 2016

Poems are made by fools like me,

But only God can make a tree.

--Joyce Kilmer, 1913

More and more frequently I hear about ecosystem restoration—the attempt to reestablish

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