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by Tom Parrett in Environment
Mon Apr 27th, 2015

The tick season is here. Alas, most of us know all too well what that means. In this area, chances are about zero that readers aren’t acquainted with at least...

Mon Apr 27th, 2015

Since the first Earth Day in 1970, Dutchess Day School has celebrated the event with action. In 1970 the student body and faculty cleaned up trash along the roads around...

by Tom Parrett in Environment
Mon Apr 27th, 2015

The tick season is here. Alas, most of us know all too well what that means. In this area, chances are about zero that readers aren’t acquainted with at least...

by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Mon Apr 27th, 2015

I know of few environmental topics that engender more emotion than proposals to extract natural gas using hydraulic fracturing methods (i.e., fracking) to open up the pores in bedrock.  Now...

by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Sun Apr 19th, 2015

Coal combustion in the US, largely in power plants, generates ~130 million tons of ash each year.  Some ash is collected from the bed of combustion chambers (bottom ash), while...

by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Mon Apr 13th, 2015

As I sat in the audience of the NC BREATHE Conference in Raleigh a few weeks ago, I sensed a certain amount of schizophrenia between the science and policy of...

by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Fri Apr 10th, 2015

Are you a smoker or a former smoker? Chances are, you have been pressured to quit by people who love you.  Or maybe you’re someone who has tried to get...

by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Apr 7th, 2015

It is worth reflecting on how trees contribute to our lives—beyond their role as a source of wood and paper. Should we preserve trees?  Are some species better than others?...

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