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Statement to the NYS Assembly on invasive species

Testimony from freshwater ecologist David Strayer on the negative effects of invasive plants and animals and the critical need for legislation to control the spread of destructive species.

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Colorado River can be revived

At the heart of the Grand Canyon is the river that helped to carve it.

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Ice loss a growing concern

Strange things are happening at the top of the Earth. Each summer, the Arctic Ocean, which is normally blanketed in floating sea ice, is losing more and more of its ice cover.

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Has warming spread Lyme?

The Lower Hudson Valley has long been considered the epicenter for Lyme disease in New York state. As a result, most Dutchess County residents are well acquainted with the disease.

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Going green boosts economy

Our economic system exists in an unhealthy marriage with fossil fuels — coal, oil, and natural gas.

Science and Management Forums: A regional resource

The Science and Management Forum series has been well received by its target audience. 

Cary Conference 2011

The Cary Institute hosted the 13th Cary Conference, "Linking Ecology and Ethics for a Changing World: Values, Philosophy, and Action." 

Writer in residence Akiko Busch

In May 2011, writer Akiko Busch was the Institute's inaugural writer-in-residence. 

Training tomorrow's stewards

Cary Institute educators immersed 5th grade students from Poughkeepsie's G.W. Krieger Elementary School in hands-on ecology inquiry. 

On our grounds: Discover our hiking trails

Summer is an excellent time to explore the Cary Institute's trail system. 

Aldo Leopold Society members travel to the Amazon

The spring, the Cary Institute organized an intimate exploration of Peru's Upper Amazon. 

EcoDiscovery Day 2011

EcoDiscovery Day was held on Sunday, May 22, 2011. 

Ned Ames Honorary Lecture

Frances Beinecke, President of the Natural Resources Defense Council, gave the second annual Ned Ames Honorary Lecture. 

Translational Ecology Forum

On July 8, 2011 the Cary Institute hosted a forum for undergraduate and graduate students. 

Predicting environmental collapse

Early warning signs help you prepare for, and hopefully prevent, the worst case scenario. 

From our President

The Cary Institute seeks to alert the Hudson Valley community to the environmental problems facing society. 

Data show global warming: Is Dutchess warming, too?

There is irrefutable evidence that global climate is changing at an unprecedented rate, and most of the worthwhile debate is now focused on what we should do to mitigate the effects.

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Clean air, water didn't sink economy

Several members of Congress and presidential hopefuls have proposed rolling back the Environmental Protection Agency's authority to regulate with the Clean Air and Clean Water acts as a solution to our woes.

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West Nile virus beats winter

Scientists are now realizing that animal and human activities during winter play a critical role in the persistence of West Nile virus.

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Halt the wild boar menace

Private hunting preserves in New York release wild boars for "trophy hunters" to shoot. This benefits only a tiny population of hunters and the game preserves, while presenting serious risks to the public.

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Study ties hydrofracking, water contamination

What does new science tell us about the risks to drinking water?

Study finds gas in drinking water near drilling

New research is providing some of the first scientific evidence that a controversial gas drilling technique can contaminate drinking water.

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Study detects clues to environmental collapse

By closely monitoring the conditions of a remote lake, researchers have found that environmental collapse shares characteristics of the early warnings of collapse in human health and the economy.

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Zebra mussels losing their grip; Hudson River ecosystem rebounding

One of the best-known bits of folk wisdom about invasive species is that they settle down after a while to become part of a rebalanced ecosystem, and stop being a problem. This is an appealing idea, but how often is it true?

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Team to study how songbirds choose their nesting sites

During the spring and summer, Dr. Ken Schmidt, an avian behavioral ecologist from Texas Tech University, investigates bird life on the Cary Institute's 2,000-acre campus.

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