Barn swallow defenders press case to save federal agency’s barn
Nov16

Barn swallow defenders press case to save federal agency’s barn

HADLEY — Barn swallows may have already made their migratory trip to Central and South America for the winter, but members of a group trying to save their Hadley habitat from being razed weathered the cold Saturday to bring attention to the issue.With signs and flyers in hand, about 40 members of the grassroots organization Save Our Swallows stood at a busy Route 9 intersection near the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s northeast...

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State House hearing on glyphosate draws local testimony
Nov14

State House hearing on glyphosate draws local testimony

Local activists were among those who packed a hearing Tuesday by the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture about the chemical glyphosate, which is the main ingredient in herbicides like Roundup.“The breadth of the state was represented,” said the Rev. Thaddeus “Thad” Bennett, of Conway, adding that testimonies at the State House were given from those living from the Berkshires to Cape Cod.Bennett organized...

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State House hearing on glyphosate draws local testimony, comment
Nov14

State House hearing on glyphosate draws local testimony, comment

Local activists were among those who packed a hearing Tuesday by the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture about the chemical glyphosate, which is the main ingredient in herbicides like Roundup.“The breadth of the state was represented,” said the Rev. Thaddeus “Thad” Bennett, of Conway, adding that testimonies at the State House were given from those living everywhere from the Berkshires to Cape Cod.Bennett...

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Warwick pushes for statewide herbicide, pesticide control
Nov14

Warwick pushes for statewide herbicide, pesticide control

WARWICK — After being the first town in the state to ban the use of glyphosate, which is the active ingredient in herbicides like Roundup, Warwick continues to lead a push for statewide efforts.Selectboard Chair Lawrence “Doc” Pruyne was at the State House on Tuesday to testify at the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture about the ban.“Glyphosate is in the news as its toxic effects continue to generate...

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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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