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Canopy Conundrum

Canopy Conundrum »

By: Karena Garrity

Invasive, exotic insects are a constant threat to the trees and forests of our state. The ornate, slim bodied Emerald Ash Borer beetle is one such insect.... more

Boating under the sun

Boating under the sun »

By: Lindsay Rizza

Life is better with a boat. It may be frigid in New England, but everyone in the region knows that boating season really starts now. How do we know? The... more

Rave in New Haven for the Shubert Theater

Rave in New Haven for the Shubert Theater »

By: Sherri Daley

Two years after they opened their theatre on West 44th Street in New York City, the Shubert brothers started construction on College Street in New Haven where,... more

Why Do We Get a Cup of Coffee

Why Do We Get a Cup of Coffee »

By: Christopher Dunn, ESQ

If we began this article with the question, “How do we decide whether to build a production plant in a third world country which causes pollution but creates... more

Before Shucking Was Cool

Before Shucking Was Cool »

By: Renée Allen, CSS, CSW, FWS

The internet is replete with “Best of” and “Top 10” lists for everything under the sun – wineries, restaurants, cocktails, views, albums, dog... more

The Wow Factor – ENH Restoration

The Wow Factor – ENH Restoration »

By: Melissa Waldron

Once Anna and Erik Forselius, the owners of ENH Restoration, have put their final touches on a home, all you can say is "Wow!" The wow factor is the roof.... more

Your Own Backyard Oasis With M&M Garden Designs

Your Own Backyard Oasis With M&M Garden Designs »

By: Micaela English

In the beloved book, The Secret Garden, we find the following line: "If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden". This same... more

Ecology Under the Sun

Ecology Under the Sun »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

Coastal Ecology Under the Sun Connecticut's shoreline parks and beaches are a paradise for birders, prowlers of tide pools and saline creeks, and nature... more

Connecticut River Shad — Revivifying a Fishery

Connecticut River Shad — Revivifying a Fishery »

By: Wick Griswold

Connecticut River Shad – for thousands of springs, people have hauled these silvery swimmers out of the river to bake, broil, saute, salt or pickle in brine.... more

Eating Connecticut Grown Just Got Real

Eating Connecticut Grown Just Got Real »

By: Denis Jakuc

It’s nice to talk about farm-to-table eating along the shoreline and in neighboring communities, but how do we really know that “local” fruits,... more

New England Science & Sailing Charts the Smarts

New England Science & Sailing Charts the Smarts »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

A retired captain of Wall Street with a passion for the sea has navigated a small yacht club sailing program in Stonington into a non-profit organization... more

The Secret Lives of Coastal Islands

The Secret Lives of Coastal Islands »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

Salt Island is a scrap of rock, crested by low vegetation, so close to Middle Beach in Westbrook that people wade to it at low tide. Only a few rotted pilings... more

Wild About Pandion Haliaetus

Wild About Pandion Haliaetus »

By: Anne W. Semmes

Old Lyme native and researcher Dr. Paul Spitzer is wild about pandion haliaetus. To the layperson, that’s an osprey – the intriguing raptors that make... more

Hunting Tiny Sea Monsters

Hunting Tiny Sea Monsters »

By: Karena Garrity

Jacques Cousteau said it best: “The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” For years, the Maritime Education Network in... more

Alligator Safety Tips

Alligator Safety Tips »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

If you live in alligator country, be aware that spring can be a risky time. Year round, there are common sense precautions you can take to keep you safe. Here... more

Climate Change Hits Close To Home

Climate Change Hits Close To Home »

By: Bob Woods

Alex Felson is not interested in debating the politics of climate change or global warming. As an assistant professor at Yale University since 2009 and... more

2113: A Climate Odyssey

2113: A Climate Odyssey »

By: Bob Woods

While politicians dither and debate over climate change, perpetuating a legislative cage match between science and ideology, the realists at Yale Climate &... more