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From our President

Cary will continue to focus scientific research on the critical environmental problems facing the world. 

Invasive pests threaten our northern forests

“Catastrophic loss of tree species and a huge taxpayer burden—where's the sense in this?”

Warm spring tops off a perfect storm for increased Lyme disease risk

"We expect 2012 to be the worst year for Lyme disease risk ever." 

Untangling climate impacts on forests

In assessing a major drop in nitrate loss from the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, it was revealed that past disturbances, such as logging, must be included. 

Cary's Aldo Leopold Society membership

In addition to supporting the work of the Institute, Aldo Leopold Society members receive invitations to special events and unique opportunities to interact with scientists and educators.

Aldo Leopold: America's pioneering conservationist

We strive to enact many of the principals that Aldo Leopold so presciently put forward and to encourage the application of rigorous science to decisions that affect humans and the natural world on which humanity depends. 

Limno-explorers: Discovering the world of water

Campers will conduct scientific investigations, learn about local natural history, and participate in team-building activities. 

Northeast Science and Policy Consortium

Cary Institute's motto, "the science behind environmental solutions," is motivating a new collaborative venture. 

Birds, people can thank Rachel Carson for 'silent spring'

Rachel Carson wrote "Silent Spring," a warning about the environmental risks being posed by pesticides, 50 years ago. 

Plentiful acorns are sign of rising Lyme disease risk

The scarcity of acorns in the fall of 2011 set up a perfect storm for human Lyme disease risk. 

Ten steps to better shore zones

Shore zones can be among the most valuable habitats on our planet. So what can you do to protect them?

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Better controls needed to keep pets out of wild

You may have heard that non-native Burmese pythons (probably released by a pet owner) are now established in Florida's Everglades, where they have developed a taste for the local cuisine.

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Colorful maple blossoms signal spring

When I was a kid, in the springtime I would walk through maroon patches of plant material on my way to and from elementary school.

Lyme Disease Surge Predicted for the Northeastern U.S.

Millbrook, NY – The northeastern U.S. should prepare for a surge in Lyme disease this spring. And we can blame fluctuations in acorns and mouse populations, not the mild winter.

Storms caused river to take a 'breath'

Last summer, tropical storms Irene and Lee inflicted major damage on the Hudson River’s watershed. While the events may seem like a distant memory now, affected ecosystems are still recovering.

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