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Acid Rain

Though not in the news as much as it once was, acid rain—more correctly called “acid deposition” because it also involves snow, fog, particles, and gases—remains a problem in our region.

'Rivers on Rolaids': How acid rain is changing waterways

Something peculiar is happening to rivers and streams in large parts of the United States — the water's chemistry is changing. Scientists have found dozens of waterways that are becoming more alkaline.

Biodiversity

Recent articles about "Biodiversity".

Africa: Freshwater atlas to help nations conserve biodiversity

An online repository of maps has been launched to make information on freshwater biodiversity available on a common platform for use by scientists, policymakers, conservationists and NGOs.

Ecosystem Services

Recent articles about "Ecosystem Services".

Removing nitrates keeps Hudson River healthier

For those of you who have taken the train trip to New York City, I hope you have noticed the large and varied wetlands on the east side of the tracks.

Education

Recent articles about "Education".

Cary Institute debuts student competition with a focus on Hudson River science and creativity

Cary Institute educators are challenging middle school and high school students to creatively bring  long-term river data to life in the Hudson Data Jam, a new competition that melds science and creativity.

Environmental Policy

Recent articles about "Environmental Policy".

Capitol Hill briefing: Climate change and infectious disease

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Speakers: Richard Ostfeld and George Luber

Topics covered include the controversy over whether climate change will increase the burden of infectious disease with a focus on malaria and other mosquito-transmitted diseases.

Food & Agriculture

Recent articles about "Food & Agriculture".

More Scenes from the Rural Life

Lecture Video

Writer Verlyn Klinkenborg talks about his new book, a collection of pieces from his New York Times column The Rural Life.

Hudson River

Recent articles about "Hudson River".

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How's the water? Quality issues arise for local creeks

At the Watershed Roundtable, held at SUNY New Paltz, some disturbing evidence was presented regarding pollution of both the Wallkill River and the Rondout Creek.

Land-use & Human Impacts

Recent articles about "Land-use & Human Impacts".

Outdoor Sporting and Land Conservation: A Roundtable on Common Ground

Lecture Video

RoundTable discussion for a land stewardship management forum hosted at Cary on April 12, 2014.

Lyme Disease

Recent articles about "Lyme Disease".

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Ticks don't harm mice, study finds, meaning Lyme threat is not decreased

When researchers at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies began a recent study, they wanted to know the answer to a simple question: What effect do ticks have on the health of mice?

Road Salt

Recent articles about "Road Salt".

Saline solution: When de-icing roads, we may want to pass on the salt

It's no secret that Americans love salt. But our uses for it extend well beyond the kitchen: It turns out we dump so much of the stuff on our roads that a lot of it ends up in our freshwater rivers and streams. Thanks again polar vortex.

Urban Ecology

Recent articles about "Urban Ecology".

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National study reveals urban lawn care habits

What do people living in Boston, Baltimore, Miami, Minneapolis, Phoenix, and Los Angeles have in common? From coast to coast, prairie to desert – residential lawns reign.

Weather & Climate

Recent articles about "Weather & Climate".

What 2013's weather means in the long run

For more than 30 years, the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook has collected information about local weather conditions. Equipment used to monitor acid rain was installed in 1983 and has provided continuous insight into rain and snow data.

West Nile Virus

Recent articles about "West Nile Virus".

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West Nile virus scant in mosquitoes in Allegheny County this summer

Mosquitoes testing positive for West Nile virus in Pennsylvania are very low in sharp contrast with the numbers recorded in 2012.

Wildlife & Habitat

Recent articles about "Wildlife & Habitat".

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Veeries very quiet when owls are about

Cary visiting scientist Ken Schmidt and his research team have been studying the ecology and behavior of birds on the Cary Institute grounds since 1998.

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