February, 2013 News Archive

Biodiversity impacts Lyme disease

Science is revealing just how important preserving a diverse array of plants and wildlife is to reducing the spread of infectious diseases.

Cary Institute summer camp 2013

The theme for 2013 Summer Ecology Camp is "Journey through the Cycles of Life."

Aldo Leopold Society Autumn Celebration 2012

In appreciation of the Cary Institute’s most loyal donors, Irene and Jack Banning hosted the Aldo Leopold Society’s annual Autumn Celebration at Black Sheep Hill in Pine Plains on October 13, 2012.

Engaging citizens in science

Cary Institute staff members have developed a range of citizen-science initiatives in which benefits flow equally between researchers and volunteers.

Notes from the field: Hurricane Sandy passes through Millbrook

The Cary Institute's Environmental Monitoring Station instruments track air pollution, precipitation patterns, and solar radiation, among other things. These measurements provide a window into powerful storm systems, like Hurricane Sandy.

Spotlights

Fog study workshop, spring Writer in Residence, staff distinctions and other Cary announcements.

Cary Institute scientists help lead the National Climate Assessment

On January 14, a week before President Obama said Americans must respond to climate change in his inauguration speech, a draft of the 2013 National Climate Assessment (NCA) was released.

From our President

The inauguration of President Obama in late January, and his public emphasis on tackling climate change, brought new urgency to the scientific work at the Cary Institute.

Kentucky birds, New York rats raise disease risks, climate change concerns

Man-induced changes to the natural environment may be the perfect storm for the spread of diseases such as histoplasmosis, hantavirus, Lyme and typhus.

Winter scenery is fun to explore

There is always something to explore in nature during the winter. Discover resident birds, identify cold-weather insects, learn about plant adaptations, and enjoy the sunshine and scenery.

New SPCA wetlands give pet waste royal treatment

Freshwater ecologist Stuart Findlay remarks on SPCA treatment of wastewater by a system that uses man-made wetlands, mimicking the water purification process that occurs in natural wetlands.

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Resettled rats torment New Yorkers in Sandy's wake

Huffington Post follows-up on disease ecologist Rick Ostfeld's warning of increased health risks related to urban rats being displaced by Hurricane Sandy.

Earthworms increase soils’ greenhouse gas emissions

Microbial Ecologist Peter Groffman comments on a new study that links increased CO2 and nitrous oxide emissions with worm-ridden soils.

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