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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.

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.

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.

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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.

This graphic shows the parts of the country with the highest incidences of Lyme disease. Graphic courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Lyme and other infectious diseases remain a concern in Dutchess County

Continued research is necessary to develop control measures to reduce the incidence of the disease. 

Flooding of Wappinger Creek in Pleasant Valley. Photo credit: Lia Harris.

Data shows warming climate

Our region's changing climate will continue to have widespread effects on our natural resources, agriculture, infrastructure, and human health. 

Limiting emissions key to clean air

There are three major air pollutants in Dutchess County: ozone, particulate matter, and acid precipitation. 

Station to aid water-quality monitoring

A new high-tech environmental monitoring station was unveiled on the banks of the Hudson River. 

New frontiers for coyotes may bring more Lyme disease

How coyotes and other predators influence Lyme risk.

New Hudson River monitoring station in Poughkeepsie unveiled

Cary Institute, NYSDEC, Marist, USGS and partners join forces to protect river.

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