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New Bedford High School Students Working with Southcoast Energy Challenge

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Challenge through the “​Learn and Earn​” program to make New Bedford a more sustainable city.​ For 6 weeks this summer, 14 New Bedford High School students are interning with the Marion Institute’s Southcoast Energy Challenge to: enhance their knowledge on renewable energy and potential career opportunities enlighten their community about this burgeoning industry encourage New…

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Tick Talk at DNRT Center

Tick Talk

BY KENDRA MURRAY As our climate warms, the tick population increases, as does the risk of Lyme and other tick-transmitted diseases. Many of us know someone who has been affected by Lyme. In fact, Massachusetts has one of the highest incidence rates of tick-borne diseases in the country, and Lyme is not all we need…

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Take a Hike: A Perfect Summer Walk at Slocum’s River Reserve

Slocum's River Reserve

By Shoshana Brown It’s finally summer! We have been suffering through a longer, chillier, cloudier spring than usual this year, but at last we are getting ready for parades, picnics, backyard grilling, and trips to the beach. But standing around watching parades, filling up at a picnic, or lying on a beach towel (when you…

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Dog Blog #1: How to Protect Your Dog When Trail Walking

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BY LEAH HOWARD, DNRT LAND STEWARD I love walking my dog on land trust trails. We get to enjoy nature and my dog gets lots of exercise from running along the trails and smelling all the pheromones released by different animals. Unfortunately, lately we have had a lot of unpleasant experiences while out trail walking.…

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Report Your Wild Turkey Sightings!

Wild Turkey

Help MassWildlife monitor wild turkey numbers across the state by reporting the birds you see in your area. Sportsmen and women, birders, and other wildlife enthusiasts are encouraged to assist with MassWildlife’s Annual Wild Turkey Brood Survey. MassWildlife conducts a  Brood Survey from June 1 through August 31 each year to estimate the number of…

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US cities losing 36 million trees a year, researchers find

Scientists warn of environmental threats rising from trend that is ‘likely to continue unless policies are altered’ by Naomi Larsson Tree cover in urban areas has declined at a rate of around 175,000 acres per year, while impervious cover – such as roads and buildings – has increased significantly across the country. An estimated 40%…

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An Uptick of Lyme Disease in Southern New England

Health officials and researchers debate the role climate change is playing, but they agree the region’s tick population is growing By TIM FAULKNER/ecoRI News staff Lyme disease is a growing health threat in southern New England, and climate change could be making it worse. The disease got its name after the symptoms, which likely have…

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The Link Between Birdsong and Language

Cedar Wax Wing

By Angela Saini Birdsong is one of the most beautiful sounds on the planet, but did you know that those tweets and calls have a complex ‘sentence’ structure that could tell us a lot about the evolution of human language? When composer Emily Doolittle was given the chance to spend time at the Max Planck…

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World’s Protected Areas Being Rapidly Destroyed by Humanity

Ridge Hill Reserve

What are we doing to protect our protected spaces? An international team of researchers, including University of Northern British Columbia Ecosystem Science and Management Associate Professor Dr. Oscar Venter, took a global view of protected spaces in a study published today in the prestigious journal Science. They found that one-third of the land within Earth’s…

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