Earth Matters: A bird’s eye view of landscape ecology
Nov09

Earth Matters: A bird’s eye view of landscape ecology

The jet rolled down Bradley’s runway, gaining speed until it reached about 170 mph and lift off. The thud of the wheels being contracted confirmed we were gaining altitude. From my window seat, I watched the landscape unfold below.Hartford’s tall concrete buildings and dense network of roads were quickly left behind as the plane turned north. Below were the Connecticut River, agricultural fields, suburban neighborhoods, parks and...

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Valley Views: ‘Star Trails’
Nov09

Valley Views: ‘Star Trails’

Holly Circle, EasthamptonI was practicing with my new cord release trigger and attempted to photograph star trails. The north celestial pole is located very close to the pole star (Polaris or North Star). From the Northern Hemisphere, all circumpolar stars appear to move around Polaris. The stars near the celestial pole leave shorter trails with my 35-minute long exposure. Image created with a DSLR camera with a wide-angle...

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Ashfield group heading to State House for hearing on herbicide use
Nov05

Ashfield group heading to State House for hearing on herbicide use

ASHFIELD — On Monday morning, Delta Carney of Ashfield recalled the haze of pesticides that were sprayed to kill mosquitoes in the 1950s.At the time, “the companies (that made pesticides) and government agencies (said) ‘Don’t worry about it, it’s all safe,’” Carney said.DDT is now listed by the Environmental Protection Agency as a probable carcinogen. The pesticide was banned in 1972, a decade after Rachel Carson’s book, “Silent...

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For one South Hadley homeowner, the solar-powered future is now
Nov01

For one South Hadley homeowner, the solar-powered future is now

When John Howard built his South Hadley home nearly 40 years ago, he knew he wanted to build a home that would be as energy-efficient and environmentally friendly as possible, using recycled materials and powering his home with solar panels.Today, Howard has added new additions to both the home and its energy fixtures, and his goal is to switch over everything he uses from fossil fuels to renewable energy. And he’s nearly there; he...

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Earth Matters: A stream in the niche of time
Oct30

Earth Matters: A stream in the niche of time

There’s a tiny creek tucked into the Santa Lucia Mountains, in central coastal California. The valleys below burst with green lettuce and strawberries almost all year round, because the mild climate and rock-free soil favor agriculture. Rainfall is concentrated in a single season centered around the winter months from October to April, and during the rest of the year, farmers must rely on water stored behind dams in the mountains or,...

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Electronics recycling day coming to Holy Family church
Oct29

Electronics recycling day coming to Holy Family church

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Televisions and appliances aren’t meant to be placed in those rectangular bins alongside cardboard boxes and glass jars. But they can still be recycled — in a different way.With this in mind, Holy Family Roman Catholic Church has agreed to host an electronics recycling day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. The event will be held in the church parking lot at 29 Sugarloaf St., rain or shine. All are welcome.Acceptable...

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