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by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Mon May 4th, 2015

Toxic groundwater, massive fish-kills, and thinning ozone. What is the common link between these environmental problems?  The answer may be too much nitrogen in the environment--produced and distributed worldwide as...

by Carola Lott in Environment
Tue Apr 28th, 2015

Food and water needed by billions
says expert at Cary; it’s serious    
On April 24 Rosamond Naylor, Stanford University professor and director of the Center on...

Mon Apr 27th, 2015

Bob Austrian photographed these red tailed hawks who were making a brief stop in a tree next to his house.

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...

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