Category: Science

Orionid Meteor Shower 2016: When, Where & How to See It

  Some of the brightest and swiftest shooting stars will bedazzle the night sky this month during the Orionid meteor shower, which will peak next Thursday and Friday (Oct. 20-21) and continue through early November. NASA meteor expert Bill Cooke…

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Why Should We Care About Nature? Noted Snake Expert Harry Greene to Speak at the Cary Institute

  Why Should We Care About Nature?  Noted Snake Expert Harry Greene to Speak at the Cary Institute      (Millbrook, NY) On Friday, September 30 at 7 p.m. join the Cary Institute for a special lecture by herpetologist Harry Greene,…

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Ecological consequences of amphetamine pollution in urban streams

  Ecological consequences of amphetamine pollution in urban streams Speed speeds up aquatic insect emergence, stunts biofilms, changes bacterial & diatom communities  (Millbrook, NY) Pharmaceutical and illicit drugs are present in streams in Baltimore, Maryland. At some sites, amphetamine concentrations…

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Governor Announces Establishment of Clean Energy Standard that Mandates 50 Percent Renewables by 2030

  First-ever State Mandate will More than Double Renewable Resources, Slash Carbon Emissions, Protect the Environment and Grow the Clean Energy Economy Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the New York State Public Service Commission’s approval of New York’s Clean…

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The Living Green

  The Living Green  Documentary about Pioneering Landscape Designer and Environmental Champion Jens Jensen  (Millbrook, NY) On Friday, July 8 at 7 p.m. join the Cary Institute for an award-winning documentary about the pioneering landscape designer and environmental champion, Jens Jensen….

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Recommendations From New York State Pollinator Task Force

  Pollinator Protection Plan Will Serve as Guide to Conserve and Grow the Pollinator Population Vital to the State’s Environment, Agricultural Industry Task Force Recommends Projects to Receive Funding to Promote the Health and Recovery of Pollinators  Governor Andrew M….

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Neutralizing acidic forest soils boosts tree growth, causes spike in nitrogen export

  Neutralizing acidic forest soils boosts tree growth, causes spike in nitrogen export Unexpected results took a decade to emerge, shed new light on watershed dynamics A legacy of acid rain has acidified forest soils throughout the northeastern US, lowering…

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Antarctic observatories register 400 parts per million of carbon dioxide for the first time

  One by one, the observatories sounded the alarm in the past few years—from the peak of Mauna Loa in Hawaii, and the top of the Greenland ice sheet—as the amount of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere crept above…

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Hudson Data Jam Awards Expo Features Creative Work by Regional Students

  Hudson Data Jam Awards Expo Features Creative Work by Regional Students Family-friendly event to be held at Marist College Student Center, Saturday, June 18  (Millbrook, NY)  The public is invited to attend the third annual Hudson Data Jam Awards…

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Governor Announces Adoption of Regulations to Protect New York’s Waterways and Natural Habitats from Invasive Species

  Governor Announces Adoption of Regulations to Protect New York’s Waterways and Natural Habitats from Invasive Species   Statewide Regulations Require Boaters to Take ‘Reasonable Precaution’ Against Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species Through Recreational Boating Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today…

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Earliest Snow Melt on Record Observed in Arctic

  Snow is melting in Barrow, Alaska, earlier than it ever has since scientists at NOAA’s Barrow Observatory began recording it. Staff at the observatory reported snowmelt occurred May 13, the earliest snowmelt date in 73 years of record-keeping, beating…

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Hubbard Brook: Lessons from the Forest

  Hubbard Brook: Lessons from the Forest  From acid rain to the decline of songbirds, new book tells the fascinating story of one of the most intensively studied landscapes on Earth  On Friday, June 24 at 7 p.m., Gene E. Likens…

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U.S. must step-up forest pest prevention, new study says

  U.S. must step-up forest pest prevention, new study says  Communities lose more than $2 billion per year to pests brought by trade  Millbrook, NY – Imported forest pests cause billions of dollars in damages each year, and U.S. property…

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Here Comes The Next Huge Wave Of Solar Panels – The U.S. solar industry has a bright future.

Here Comes The Next Huge Wave Of Solar Panels The U.S. solar industry has a bright future. Via Huffington Post  05/05/2016 02:00 pm ET The solar industry is booming. The millionth set of solar panels in the United States was installed…

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