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Communities can do more through 'Climate Smart' initiative

In 2009, the New York State Department of Conservation launched the Climate Smart Communities (CSC) program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare New Yorkers for the effects of climate change.

Lyme Disease

Climate change and warming temperatures are broadening the range of suitable tick habitat. As ticks move north, they're bringing Lyme and other diseases with them. As ticks are beginning to emerge, it is time to heighten vigilance; check yourself, your children, and pets regularly.

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Are wood pellets a green fuel?

James Watt's steam engine vaulted coal to its major role as a fuel for the Industrial Revolution. In more recent years, about 40 percent of the world's electricity has been generated in coal-fired power plants, consuming more than 80 percent of the coal mined each year.

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Water On, In, and Under the Greenland Ice Sheet

Lecture Video

Learn about the Greenland ice sheet, a frozen, forgotten land, in a lecture by glaciologist Kristin Poinar.

Related Projects

Effects of Global Climate Change on Stream Ecosystems

Our current research focuses on northeastern US streams draining a range of complexity of riparian forests in the Adirondacks (NY) and at Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in New Hampshire. Our findings will have implications for managing both riparian forest and aquatic ecosystems together in response to changing environmental conditions.

Snow Depth & Soil Freezing as a Regulator of Microbial Processes

In the northern hardwood forests in New Hampshire we are analyzing how soil freezing events cause root and microbial mortality, which can lead to increased rates of N and P mineralization and loss. 

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