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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...

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.

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....