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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.

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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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