Posts Categorized: Science, Earth & Stars

State Reports Positive Mosquitoes for Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus

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  The State Mosquito Management Program has announced that mosquitoes trapped in Hampton on August 26 have tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEE). These results represent the first EEE-positive mosquitoes identified in Hampton by the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) this year.  … Read more »

Connecticut Fire Crew Returns Home From 30,000 Acre Canada Wildfire

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  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced that the members of Connecticut’s fire crew returnd home to Connecticut on Wednesday evening at Eastern District Headquarters in Marlborough.   The 19-member crew (nine DEEP employees and 10 private-sector firefighters) left Connecticut on July… Read more »

Danbury Tech Company Launches RapidRecovery Data Protection

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  Danbury, Connecticut’s Virtual Density, one of New York and Connecticut’s most experienced providers of cloud-based on and off-site data backup, disaster recovery, and intelligent business continuity solutions, has announced their offering of RapidRecovery, an IT data recovery solution.   “This is the first on… Read more »

Connecticut Senators Push for Long Island Sound Preservation

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  Four U.S. Senators are pushing for increased funding for the preservation of the Long Island Sound.   Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), and Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) are asking Senate leaders of the Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies… Read more »

Lunch with America’s First Female Lanscape Architect at the Danbury Museum

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  On Friday, March 22, the Danbury Museum & Historical Society will be hosting a a lovely lunch buffet with guest speaker Colleen Plimpton as she presents Beatrix Farrand, Rediscovered, a 45-minute, first-person presentation of the life, times, and work of this distinguished “landscape gardener.”   Beatrix Farrand… Read more »

Connecticut’s Invasive Plants Council Releases Annual Report, Evaluates Bamboo

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  Connecticut’s Invasive Plants Council (CIPC) announced last month that it has released its 10th annual report, which is now available online. This report highlights actions undertaken in Connecticut to address problems caused by terrestrial and aquatic invasive plants. To view the full annual report,… Read more »

Emerald Ash Borer Found in Three Additional New Haven County Communities

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  The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced yesterday that the emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) has been detected in three new Connecticut towns – Cheshire, Oxford, and Middlebury  – all located in New Haven County… Read more »

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Says New York Times Review of Model S Is “Fake”

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  The New York Times fired back at Tesla’s Elon Musk after the outspoken CEO posted a tweetclaiming a Times article critical of Tesla’s flagship electric sedan was “fake.”   The New York Times piece, entitled “Stalled out on Tesla’s Electric Highway,” detailed writer John Broder’s trip from… Read more »

Fuel Cell Installation to Provide Clean Power for WestConn Science Building

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UTC Power unit designed to maximize efficiency of electricity and heat usage   Danbury’s Western Connecticut State University (WestConn) stands to reap significant energy cost savings and enhanced electricity and heating efficiencies thanks to a project currently under way to install a fuel cell power unit for… Read more »

Grassroots Group Raising Funds for Mountain Lion Tracking Trail Camera System

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  Whenever I hike, I can’t help but remember the conference about Connecticut mountain lions I went to last year. Hundreds of tacks, each representing a single mountain lion sighting, were pinned into the giant map of our state.  The United States Fish and Wildlife/Department of Environmental Protection… Read more »

“A Short History of the Connecticut Forest” Lecture at WestConn November 28

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  Forestry and horticulture expert Dr. Jeffrey S. Ward will visit Danbury’s Western Connecticut State University to discuss the history of the Connecticut forest and explain its evolution on Wednesday, November 28 at 4pm. Ward’s talk, “A Short History of the Connecticut Forest” will be… Read more »

UConn Professors Receive Grant for Beneficial Bacteria Crop Yield Research

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  The University of Connecticut has announced that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.   Professors Leslie M. Shor (Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering) and Daniel J. Gage (Molecular & Cell Biology) will pursue an… Read more »

The Fungus Among Us

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by Amanda Bloom WE’RE NARY A WEEK into the autumn season and the leaves are turning, the air is cooling and daylight is slowly shrinking.  Cucumbers, tomatoes and peppers are exploding from our gardens.  As we reap our cultivated harvests, there’s another “fruit” growing both… Read more »