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Conferences, interviews, short documentaries, and guest appearances featuring Cary scientists and their research.

Researchers Recruit Drones, Satellites in Quest to Understand Cyanobacteria

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In order to understand out how blooms have been changing over time, researchers need comprehensive, consistent measurements from lakes across our region. Those datasets simply don’t exist, but one thing that is available is satellite imagery.

Stopping the importation of forest pests

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What can be done to prevent the importation of forest pests? Cary Institute forest ecologist Gary Lovett talks about changes to the US Farm Bill and actions that would build on current policy proposals to prevent new forest pests from arriving in the US.

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Please don't kill the bats!

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How do diseases spread from animals to humans? Is it possible to forecast where disease outbreaks will occur and when they will blow up into major health crises?

Hidden health hazards: Combating the crisis of our food and water

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Antibiotic resistance and pharmaceuticals polluting our waterways is a growing crisis. In this episode of PBS's To The Contrary, Cary's Emma Rosi talks about how untreated sewage contaminated with antibiotics and personal care products is affecting water supplies.

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NYS Senator highlights recommendations in Lyme disease report

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Two New York state senators released a report last week aimed at combating the spread of Lyme and tick-borne diseases. Disease ecologist Rick Ostfeld commends the report, but offers suggestions for improving it.

Interview with disease ecologist Shannon Ladeau

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Disease ecologist Dr. Shannon Ladeau talks with WKZE about her research and the world's deadliest animal-the mosquito. Discover which mosquito species spread illnesses, why invasive Asian tiger mosquitoes increase our risk of getting sick, and lessons learned about mosquito management.

US: Lyme disease experts warn ticks are spreading

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Cary researchers are warning of a possible surge in tick-borne diseases in the United States this summer. A warming climate increases the likelihood that ticks will spread across the country - and that raises concerns of a public health crisis.

Tick-borne disease ecology

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In this video, Rick Ostfeld explains the ecology of Lyme disease. Discover how acorns and white-footed mice amplify disease risk, why predators like foxes make good neighbors, and the impact climate change and forest fragmentation have on the spread of tick-borne disease. 

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NY's AG leads coalition against bill to strip state authority on ship discharges

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New York's Eric Schneiderman and 10 other attorneys general have sent a letter to U.S. Senate leaders. The letter urges opposition to a bill that would eliminate states' authority to protect waterways from ships' polluted discharges, making it easier for non-native species to invade the Hudson River and Great Lakes.

Rosi testifies on pharmaceutical pollution

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A panel of experts, including Cary Institute aquatic ecologist Emma Rosi, discuss the issue of pharmaceutical pollution at a Pennsylvania Senate Environmental Resources Committee hearing.

Invasive Pests Jeopardize U.S. Forests, Kill Trees

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The scourge of forest pests is expected to put almost two thirds of America’s forests at risk by 2027, costing several billion dollars every year for dead tree removal and jeopardizing longstanding U.S. industries that rely on timber. 

Getting smarter about imported forest pests

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Cary forest ecologist Dr. Gary Lovett answers questions about costly and destructive forest pests and pathogens and the preventive measures that both government and individuals can and must take in the face of this environmental pressure.

Former Cary President urges adherence to Paris Accord

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A former president of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Dutchess County is one of 375 members of the National Academy of Sciences who has signed an open letter to draw attention to the perils of climate change.

A hotspot for a new pandemic? Computer models pinpoint Nebraska

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A surprising computer-based study highlights Nebraska and Kansas as possible “hotspots” for mammals carrying viruses with the potential to infect human populations.

Discovering acid rain at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest

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Gene Likens, along with three colleagues, worked with the Forest Service to begin studying Hubbard Brook in 1963. One of the most notable discoveries at the site is acid rain.

Gwynns Falls in Baltimore has drug problem

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Gwynns Falls in Baltimore has a drug problem. Researchers found amphetamines, opioids and morphine in the water, and that kind of pollution is having an impact on the aquatic food chain. WBAL-TV reports.

David Strayer testifies before Congress on invasive species

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Testimony of David Strayer before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources on proposed legislation seeking exemptions from the Lacey Act.

Who, What, Where, and Y

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In this edition of the CellPress Podcast, learn how disease reservoirs lurk in the animals around us from Cary's Barbara Han.

Opportunities for Tree-SMART Trade

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Efforts to prevent new pests are not keeping pace with escalating trade and must be strengthened if we are to slow the loss of our nation's trees. Dr. Gary Lovett describes the threat and the steps that can be taken to save our forests.

How to Steer Clear of Lyme Disease

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To find out how to steer clear of Lyme disease and learn when tick season is at its peak this year, the National Science Foundation spoke with NSF-funded disease ecologist Rick Ostfeld.

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Trouble With Ticks

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As part of the PBS series, Global Health Frontiers, Cary's Rick Ostfeld and other wildlife sleuths work to unravel complex factors driving the explosive spread of Lyme disease in a yard-to-yard battle to try and turn the tide.

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