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Indirect effects of climate change could alter landscapes

Researchers are recognizing the importance of understanding the effects of climate change on a local scale.

Maple syrup, moose, and the local impacts of climate change

Millbrook, N.Y. -- In the northern hardwood forest, climate change is poised to reduce the viability of the maple syrup industry, spread wildlife diseases and tree pests, and change timber resources.

Leaves are feast for stream life

Today, I want to talk about that old Thanksgiving favorite — wet, rotting leaves.

Nearly buried, mussels get a helping hand

Science Magazine reports on causes for the widespread decline of freshwater mussels and cites Cary research studying the factors threatening mussel habitats.

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Superstorm Sandy conditions measured at Cary weather station

Meteorological conditions measured at our weather station as Sandy passed over Millbrook, N.Y.

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Hurricane Sandy could displace rats, spread infectious disease

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Cary's Rick Ostfeld warns of an increased risk of infectious disease due to storm waters displacing urban rats.

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Pickett touts importance of stewardship and a diverse, collaborative ecological community

When sharing science with diverse publics representing a broad swath of cultural, ethnic, ideological and socioeconomic interests, it certainly helps when those doing the sharing are themselves representative of a diverse cross-section of society.

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Fracking must wait till more is known

I have seldom witnessed an issue as divisive as the extraction of natural gas by hydraulic fracture, better known as fracking.

Funding supports pharmaceutical research

Emma Rosi-Marshall has received funding to help build an artificial stream facility on the Cary Institute's campus, to facilitate research on the effects of pharmaceuticals on stream ecosystems.

Notes from the field: Western rivers

As part of her ongoing work to assess how human activity affects freshwater resources, aquatic ecologist Emma Rosi-Marshall spent this past summer studying nutrient cycling in large western rivers.

On the grounds: Autumn's palette

New England’s heralded autumn leaf show is now on display, and a walk on the Cary Institute campus is a great opening act.

Millbrook Community Day

On September 8, 2012, the Cary Institute participated in Millbrook Community Day

Cary debuts new monitoring station

This summer Stuart Findlay held a press conference with partners to launch a high-tech environmental monitoring station based at Marist College.

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Urban conditions magnify West Nile virus

This year's West Nile virus outbreak is marching toward the record books, with the Centers for Disease Control reporting some 3,100 cases and more than 130 deaths in the United States.

Luncheon on the Grounds

Our second annual Fall Luncheon, held on September 16, was a resounding success.

Maria Coryell-Martin: Inspiration from ice

From October 4 -18, painter Maria Coryell-Martin will join the Cary Institute's research community as our fall artist-in-residence.

A summer of ecological exploration

Traditional academic calendars give teachers and students the summer off to unwind, but you wouldn't know that from the learning that took place on our campus.

From our President

Reflections on a summer of ecology education and research at Cary.

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Conferences

Our fall line-up of hosted conferences and workshops.

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An Ill Wind

Conservation Magazine reports on a study by Dr. Kathie Weathers and colleagues on how polluted streams contribute to airborne bacteria.

Specialists discuss Tropical Storms Irene and Lee's impacts on Hudson River

Time-Warner cable reports on a Cary hosted conference exploring the effects of Tropical Storms Irene and Lee on the Hudson River.

Council aims to educate on key environmental issues

Over the last 10 weeks, the Dutchess County Environmental Management Council has summarized its State of the Environment Report for Dutchess County.

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Preserving water a key goal in Dutchess

Water is the No. 1 environmental concern among Dutchess County residents. Concerns range from drought and flood prevention to pollution in drinking water, streams, lakes and other water bodies.

Lyme disease: Dutchess leads nation in cases

Dutchess County and four other mid-Hudson Valley counties have the nation's highest rates of Lyme disease, an illness transmitted by the bite of a tiny — and insidious — tick.

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Ecological engineering - Grand challenges ahead

Business, especially the pesticide industry, will face challenges in developing sustainable practices that will reduce insecticide use. Yet their active participation is necessary to bring about change.

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