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by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Mar 15th, 2016

Every few years most of us face a big decision: is it time to buy a new car? Our old trusted vehicle that has carried us so well has gotten...

by Dianne Engleke in Environment
Tue Mar 8th, 2016

The male Red-winged Blackbird is a familiar sight and sound in late winter. His 'konk la ree' song rings out from marshes, fields and even open spaces in the suburbs. The brown...

Agriculture threatened by climate change
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Mon Mar 7th, 2016

The threat to agriculture is seldom mentioned among the impacts of global climate change. Few other economic activities depend so much on climate.  Year-to-year variations in climate, including rainfall and...

by Dianne Engleke in Environment
Wed Mar 2nd, 2016

Thoroughbred mare and her foal enjoying a sunny late February day at Cedar Ridge Farm in Pine Plains, NY

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....

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