Ecology http://wamc.org en Dr. Elizabeth Borer, University of Minnesota - Grassland Fertilization and the Nutrient Network http://wamc.org/post/dr-elizabeth-borer-university-minnesota-grassland-fertilization-and-nutrient-network <p>It's no secret that the presence of humans has a great effect on the environment.</p><p>Elizabeth Borer, associate professor in the Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior Department at the University of Minnesota, is conducting global experiments to better understand how plants grow.</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Matthew Pryce 88651 at http://wamc.org Dr. Elizabeth Borer, University of Minnesota - Grassland Fertilization and the Nutrient Network International Visitors Study Volunteer Efforts In Berkshires To Protect Wildlife http://wamc.org/post/international-visitors-study-volunteer-efforts-berkshires-protect-wildlife <p></p><p>A group of visitors from Sweden, students from Maine, and state workers from Massachusetts traveled to the Berkshires to get a first-hand look at some of the cooperative efforts underway to study and restore stream crossings in Western Massachusetts.</p><p></p><p>At a stream crossing in a wooded area on the outskirts of Pittsfield, Jane Winn, of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team shows a small crowd of students from the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine, and a group of Swedish visitors, a culvert running underneath a rural road…</p> Fri, 17 May 2013 20:43:32 +0000 Lucas Willard 64959 at http://wamc.org International Visitors Study Volunteer Efforts In Berkshires To Protect Wildlife Berkshire Volunteers Help Identify Roadkill Hotspots http://wamc.org/post/berkshire-volunteers-help-identify-roadkill-hotspots <p></p><p>A group of grassroots volunteers in Western Massachusetts is working to identify where animals are more likely to be struck by passing vehicles.</p><p> As the weather warms, wildlife becomes more active, and you might be more likely to spot more animals by the side of the road. But before an animal can detect an approaching car, it might be too late. So a group of volunteers recently organized to help pinpoint roadkill hotspots across Western Massachusetts and the Berkshires.</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 22:07:30 +0000 Lucas Willard 61212 at http://wamc.org Berkshire Volunteers Help Identify Roadkill Hotspots Invasive Pest Prompts New Hampshire to Clear Trees http://wamc.org/post/invasive-pest-prompts-new-hampshire-clear-trees <p>An invasive forest pest commonly found in New York and Southern New England was recently discovered in New Hampshire, and now it’s prompting state officials there to clear hundreds of acres of forest land to prevent the spread of the insect. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 22:49:19 +0000 Lucas Willard 52738 at http://wamc.org Invasive Pest Prompts New Hampshire to Clear Trees Great Barrington Teens Go Green http://wamc.org/post/great-barrington-teens-go-green-0 <p>Director of the Greenagers program Will Conklin puts it this way&hellip;</p><p>A program of the Berkshires-based Center for Peace Through Culture, Greenagers is a youth program based in environmental stewardship and service to community.</p><p>On Saturday, April 21<sup>st</sup>, Greenagers will begin its season by providing volunteer hours to clean up and pull weeds on the Housatonic River Walk in Great Barrington. Director Will Conklin&hellip;</p> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 22:15:26 +0000 Lucas Willard 36939 at http://wamc.org Great Barrington Teens Go Green Congresswoman Meets With Environmental Advocates http://wamc.org/post/congresswoman-meets-environmental-advocates <p><span class="dateline"><span>POUGHKEEPSIE, NY</span></span> <span class="article-source"><span>(WAMC)</span></span> - <span class="article-content"><span><b>Congresswoman Nan Hayworth was in Dutchess County Monday afternoon, where she met with coalition of environmental groups to discuss a host of environmental issues important to the Region. Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas was there and files this report.</b></span></span><br />&nbsp;</p> Tue, 03 Apr 2012 14:39:39 +0000 Dave Lucas 36040 at http://wamc.org Congresswoman Meets With Environmental Advocates