Posts Categorized: Local

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

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Running bamboo root structure. Image courtesy of bamboobotanicals.ca.

  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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A drawing of the emerald ash boar, responsible for the death and decline of tens of millions of ash trees from the mid-west to New York State and south to Tennessee.

  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 »

Grassroots Group Raising Funds for Mountain Lion Tracking Trail Camera System

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Photo courtesy of Cougars of the Valley.

  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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Ethiopian farmers. Barry Malone/Reuters/File

  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 »