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by Dianne Engleke in Environment
Wed Oct 5th, 2016

The New England Aster is a welcome sight from mid-September until the first hard freeze. It can be found along roadsides, shorelines and adding splashes of color to somber brown...

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by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Oct 4th, 2016

Dispersal, the ability of organisms to move to new habitats, takes on increasing importance in a rapidly changing world.   Some organisms, like birds, get around easily; others like tortoises move...

Sat Oct 1st, 2016

Harry Greene, whose specialty is Herpetology  - the study of snakes and frogs – gave his audience at the Friday Cary lecture an historical approach to nature focusing on what...

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by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Sep 27th, 2016

About 10 years ago, discussions of peak oil were everywhere.  Peak oil was a cover story in Newsweek and National Geographic.  When would the production of oil from the Earth’s crust begin to...

by Dianne Engleke in Environment
Mon Sep 26th, 2016

A Red Devon calf and her Mom enjoy a mild sunny day despite the flies. The cows and their herd belong to Jason and Mary Ann Culver of Farmscapes Land...

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by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Sep 20th, 2016

Nothing vexes ambitious entrepreneurs more than to hear that if we move forth with their idea—a new mine in Alaska or a housing development in Georgia—an endangered species is likely...

by Dianne Engleke in Environment
Thu Sep 15th, 2016

Only a few days old, this Black Angus calf is the center of attention at the Thorne family's Heathcote Farm, in Amenia, NY.

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by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Sep 13th, 2016

First noted in Europe in the 1950s and then in the eastern United States in the 1970s, acid rain was a headline environmental issue for a couple of decades.  The...

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