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Less snow could mean fewer floods, tame rapids - Wall Street Journal

Fri, 03/16/2012 - 05:46

Less snow could mean fewer floods, tame rapids
Wall Street Journal
"If you're a town downstream that gets these giant ice dams floods like happen in upstate New York, Vermont, all the hilly places, then it reduces the risks of the bigger floods," said Curt Stager, a professor of natural sciences at Paul Smiths College ...

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Natural Selections: Tent Caterpillars - North Country Public Radio

Thu, 03/15/2012 - 00:13

North Country Public Radio

Natural Selections: Tent Caterpillars
North Country Public Radio
... whose voracious appetite can completely strip a tree of foliage. These moth larvae are unusual, both in their engineering feats and their social organization. Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager explore the life cycle of this nemesis of orchard and yard.

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2012-03-14 - RACC research presentation to Vermont Climate Cabinet

Thu, 03/15/2012 - 00:13
Adaptaton to Climate Change in the Lake Champlain Basin
With New Understanding through Complex Systems Modeling
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Another early spring green-up in Vermont

Tue, 03/13/2012 - 10:08

BurlingtonFreePress.com (blog)

Another early spring green-up in Vermont
BurlingtonFreePress.com (blog)
I came across a paper by Pittsford, Vermont climate scientist Alan Betts, which says that in recent decades, first leaves on lilacs are coming earlier at a rate of 2.9 days per decade. Betts says the growing season for frost sensitive plants is two ...

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2012-03-10 - RACC members present at Climate Change Workshop for Teachers held at Saint Michael's College

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 17:59
March 10, 2012 at Saint Michael's College, Colchester, VT The goal of this event was to share resources and tools for teaching about climate change. It was a stimulating day of new information, dialogue, and classroom applications in an innovative format of presentations, lab work, and computer time.
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Molnar: Silver Solace - Vermont Public Radio

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 17:59

Vermont Public Radio

Molnar: Silver Solace
Vermont Public Radio
At a recent Science Pub gathering in Castleton, climate scientist Alan Betts confirmed these personal observations with scientific indicators such as freeze dates, the length of the growing season, even the first leaf of lilacs, a traditional indicator ...

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Natural Selections: Soundscapes - North Country Public Radio

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 08:12

Natural Selections: Soundscapes
North Country Public Radio
... in an urban environment may cause male birds to raise the pitch of mating calls. And birds in an environment where the sounds of predators are common will be less successful in breeding and nesting. Martha Foley and Curt Stager discuss soundscapes.

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Natural Selections: Atom supply - North Country Public Radio

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 00:41

North Country Public Radio

Natural Selections: Atom supply
North Country Public Radio
Given that the world atom supply is finite, more or less, Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager explore the notion that all of us are made up of some atoms that were found in William Shakepeare, the dinosaurs, and each other.

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Professional News: February 22, 2012 - UVM News

Wed, 02/22/2012 - 12:47

Professional News: February 22, 2012
UVM News
By University Communications The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) will honor the Vermont EPSCoR program when the regional organization holds its 10th annual New England Higher Education Excellence Awards celebration on Friday, ...

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Natural Selections: Convergent Evolution - North Country Public Radio

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 07:55

North Country Public Radio

Natural Selections: Convergent Evolution
North Country Public Radio
But some creatures, such as whales and dolphins, clearly adapted to the land, then returned to the sea. Dr. Curt Stager and Martha Foley talk about convergent evolution. Whales retain a vestigal pelvis and femur disconnected from the spine - a remnant ...

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Scientists Say Lake Pollution Reduction Will Take Decades - Vermont Public Radio

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 07:23

Scientists Say Lake Pollution Reduction Will Take Decades
Vermont Public Radio
University of Vermont scientist Mary Watzin pointed to a table that showed the intensity of the toxic algae blooms in Missisquoi Bay. She noted that the levels rose prior to 2007. (Watzin) "And then in 2008,'09 and '10, notice that the numbers are ...

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2012-02-14 - Interview: Taylor Ricketts

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 08:34
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Natural Selections: Hive economy - North Country Public Radio

Thu, 02/09/2012 - 09:51

North Country Public Radio

Natural Selections: Hive economy
North Country Public Radio
(02/09/12) In the second in our series about the biological marketplace, Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager look into the beehive. While some worker bees might try to "cheat," introducing their own eggs into the genetic pool of the hive, other workers ...

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Science pub talks climate - Rutland Herald

Thu, 02/02/2012 - 04:19

Science pub talks climate
Rutland Herald
Alan Betts of Atmosperic Research in Pittsford will lead a discussion on climate change in Vermont and how to deal with shrinking winters and increasingly floods. The Lakehouse Pub & Grille is located on Route 30 in Castleton, about 3 miles north off ...

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