Posts Categorized: Science, Earth & Stars

Fuel Cell Installation to Provide Clean Power for WestConn Science Building

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WestConn's Science Building will be powered by fuel cell in the near future.

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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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 »

Let’s Crowdsource Sandy – Report Outages & Other Storm-Related Issues Here

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  Are you ready for Hurricane Sandy? Here’s a comprehensive  article on how to be prepared from CTWatchdog. And now, you can be part of the solution.   The Mercurial and the Independent Media Network, a group of over 70 Connecticut independent online publishers, is utilizing SeeClickFix,… Read more »