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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)

State should focus effort on combatting winter moths
December 21, 2015

Over the past two weeks, millions of winter moths have emerged. There have been widespread reports of them throughout the North Shore and Merrimack Valley. These small moths flock to the sides of homes and trees in the twilight hours and after dark. They are the warning sign of devastation that is sure to follow next spring. UMass professor Joseph Elkinton advises. (Newburyport News 12/18/15)

Environmental conservationists studying Honduran practices
December 16, 2015

Watershed scientist Timothy Randhir, UMass environmental conservation and research wildlife biologist David King of the U.S. Forest Service and environmental conservation, are on a mission. They are engaged in an interdisciplinary research program that will refine and validate conservation practices viewed by Honduran conservationists as the last best hope for conserving this area’s dwindling forests, which are critically threatened by expansion of unsustainable coffee cultivation. (UMass News Office 12/9/15)

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