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Barnstable County's longest-serving employee retired
January 3, 2016

Barnstable County’s longest serving employee retired January 1 after nearly four decades on the job.

William “Bill” Clark, 65, executive director of the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension, has spent virtually his entire career — 38 years — working with the education and research arm of the county. He  passed the torch of leadership to his deputy director, Michael Maguire. (12/24/15 Cape Cod Times)

UMass Amherst-led Global Teams Win Funds for Agricultural, Air Pollution Research
January 11, 2016

Two teams of international researchers led by Om Parkash, agriculture biotechnologist at the Stockbridge School of Agriculture, and Richard Peltier, environmental health sciences, have been awarded funding from the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) to initiate global projects designed to ultimately impact millions of people in the developing world. (12/22/15 UMass News Office)

Brook trout study identifies top climate change pressure factor
January 6, 2016

Ben Letcher, adjunct faculty in environmental conservation at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and ecologist at the U.S. Geological Survey, believes that a better understanding of the effects of climate change on Eastern brook trout may help the fish avoid an untimely demise. (1/5/16 Environmental Monitor)

The secret to making people care about climate change
January 5, 2016

Ezra Markowitz, assistant professor, Department of Environmental Conservation at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and co-author, Lisa Zava, Columbia University, research American attitudes about climate change and what can make a difference. Spoiler alert: Their legacy. (1/5/16 Washington Post)
 

The Secret to Making People Care About Climate Change

Ezra Markowitz, assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Conservation at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and co-author, Lisa Zaval, research people's attitudes about climate change. Considering their legacy can make a difference. (1/5/16 Washington Post)
 

The Secret to Making People Care About Climate Change

Ezra Markowitz, assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Conservation at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and co-author Lisa Zaval researched attidtudes towards climate change. Combining self-interest and our desire to help others in need suggests a promising way to shift attitudes and to consider their own future legacy. (1/4/16 Washington Post)

Meet the Cranberry Queen of Massachusetts
January 4, 2016

Industry expert Carolyn DeMoranville discusses local heirloom varieties, and shares timeless recipes for making the most of our state berry. (12/28/15 WGBH)

Meet the Cranberry Queen of Massachusetts

Industry expert Carolyn DeMoranville discusses local heirloom varieties, and shares timeless recipes for making the most of our state berry. (WGBH 12/28/15)

Warm days could give birth to Winter Moth nightmare on Maine coast
December 17, 2015

Unseasonable weather is giving the nonnative insect plenty of time to reproduce before its caterpillars wreak havoc next spring. Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment information quoted. Portland Press Herald, 12/17/15

Scituate kids connect with animals at new 4-H Club
December 22, 2015

A new 4-H Club has started in Scituate, as a registered non-profit, part of a co-ed, agricultural-based national organization managed through the UMass Extension office. (Scituate Mariner, 12/17/15)

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