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zebra mussels

More action needed to stop invasive species

Humans have carelessly moved thousands of species outside their native ranges through activities such as transfer of ballast water, release of pets and bait, movement of untreated wood, escapes from agriculture and aquaculture, and deliberate release of species that we thought to be beneficial.

floods

Heavy rains linked to climate change

There was nothing "normal" about the weather in the 2011 growing season. We started out with a tremendously wet spring, making planting vegetables and field crops challenging.

wappinger creek

Flood mitigation requires care

The Hudson Valley was hit hard by repeated flooding over the past few weeks. Homes, businesses, farms, roads and bridges all were badly damaged by near-record floodwaters.

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Summer storms offer perfect weather for mosquito breeding

We've had a wet stretch of weather. First we were drenched by Irene, then again with Lee. Saturated soils had additional rainy days. And as a result, mosquitoes have been out in droves.

Fate of lakes focus of international meeting in Sunapee, NH

On October 10th-14th, more than a hundred scientists from twenty-four countries will meet at Lake Sunapee to discuss freshwater lakes and reservoirs, including what can be done to keep them healthy in the face of population growth and competing demands.

air pollution

New rule tackles air pollution

We ecologists take a lot of flack for always having depressing news to report. It's not often we get to say there is good news on the environmental front, but those of us concerned with air pollution have certainly had reasons to smile this summer.

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.

glen canyon dam

Colorado River can be revived

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

polar bear

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.

chipmunk with ticks

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.

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. 

wind energy

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. 

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.

capitol building

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.

mosquito

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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