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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. 

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.

Weathers spends year as NSF program director

From April 2009 through June 2010, biogeochemist Dr. Kathleen Weathers was on loan from the Cary Institute. 

Cary road salt report generates regional buzz

Last winter, between 10 and 20 million tons of salt were used nationally. 

From our President

It's been wonderful to see the Cary Institute expand its role as a resource for regional environmental programming. 

The earth's climate continues to warm

The growing season is getting longer. 

Aldo Leopold Society Autumn Celebration 2010

The Aldo Leopold Society's annual celebration was held at the Widdowson's Temple Farm in Millbrook. 

Biodiversity protects human health

We can best preserve biodiversity by preserving habitat. 

HRECOS walkway installation

HRECOS observations not only protect a national treasure, they inform decisions about commercial traffic and management. 

How to manage stormwater and reduce runoff

The next time you find yourself reaching for your umbrella, take a moment to consider the fate of rainfall after it hits the ground. While some rain is absorbed by natural ground cover, such as fields or forested areas, a high percentage becomes stormwater delivered to our rivers, creeks, ponds and lakes

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Collective carelessness has led to loss of many species

Once there were big stands of hemlocks in the ravines and on the steep creek-banks. Their shade was so deep that hardly any underbrush could survive, so the ground was clear between their big trunks.

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Tons of flakes and little rain put this winter among the snowiest

This has been a snowy winter. Our shovels have been put to good use, kids have had numerous snow days, and local retailers have had to restock essentials such as snow rakes and deicers.

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