Posts Categorized: Science, Earth & Stars

Connecticut Senators Push for Long Island Sound Preservation

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long-island-sound

  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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Beatrix Farrand, America's first female landscape architect.

  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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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 »

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

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The Tesla Model S.

  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 »