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by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Fri Jul 31st, 2015

Mercury has always held fascination for humans. Its red sulfide ore is known by the romantic name of cinnabar. Mercury metal, which we played with as kids in the 1950s,...

by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Sun Jul 26th, 2015

July 27, 2015- I have a confession to make. I have always spent a lot of time outdoors, doing field work and bird watching. But, I don’t like to be...

by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Wed Jul 22nd, 2015

July 23- For fear of neighborhood child-molesters, drug pushers, tick-borne disease, and melanoma, parents across the nation are more comfortable knowing their children are playing computer games and surfing the internet than spending...

Thu Jul 16th, 2015

Felicia Keesing of Bard and Richard Ostfeld of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies write in the current issue of Science that indeed biodiversity seems to reduce the incidence of...

by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Jul 14th, 2015

July 15- Ever wonder what happens to all the stuff that we put in the atmosphere—gases like ammonia, particles of soot, and other materials, some natural and some as pollutants?...

by Christina Coulter in Environment
Mon Jul 13th, 2015

This article is written by a TMI Intern 
July 14- Last Friday, zoologist Roland Kays of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences addressed a packed auditorium at Millbrook’s...

by Tonia Shoumatoff in Environment
Mon Jul 13th, 2015

July 12- Landowners from Westchester, Putnam parts of Dutchess convened on Sunday, July 12 at the Akin Library in Pawling,  to meet neighbors, share stories about their land and confer...

by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Wed Jul 8th, 2015

July 9- As I walk along the shore of our property in Maine, I am astounded at the amount of human debris that washes up on the beach. Nylon rope...