By Lissa Harris on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 - 10:29 am
Above: A furry replica of the Cohoes Mastodon, whose skeleton was discovered in 1866 in Cohoes Falls, NY. The Cohoes Mastodon's bones are a jewel in the New York State Museum's display collection; the furry reconstruction in the photo above is on display... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012 - 2:21 pm
Above: Chris Berry, a paleontologist at Cardiff University, examines the fossilized stump of a Gilboa tree in a quarry at the Gilboa Dam. Photo courtesy of Cardiff University. Scientists around the world have been waiting for nearly a century to walk... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Feb. 6, 2012 - 9:53 am
Above: A video from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation about the discovery of an 18th-century fort at the Schoharie Crossing State Historical Site. The Irene floods swept away a lot of local history, including the 156... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Oct. 17, 2011 - 9:21 am
Clarkson professor Hung Tao Shen (left) and Lauren Davis examine the Delaware River on Davis’ property on August 27, 2011, one day prior to the flooding caused by Hurricane Irene. Photo courtesy of Clarkson University. Clarkson University announced last... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Sep. 15, 2011 - 1:31 pm
Aerial imaging of the village of Schoharie on Tuesday, August 30, courtesy of RIT researcher Jason Faulring. Cropped by the Watershed Post from the original, larger image. Across the Catskills region (and beyond), Irene and Lee wreaked devastation on many... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Saturday, Jul. 9, 2011 - 10:13 am
Roundup, a common herbicide, was sprayed this week along roads running next to the Pepacton Reservoir, which supplies much of New York City's vast supply of unfiltered drinking water. Our columnist Ellen Verni sent us a photo of a notice posted on... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jun. 27, 2011 - 3:12 pm
The national debate over hydraulic fracturing and the future of shale gas in America's energy future is getting hotter all the time. The good news: Investigators from well-respected institutions dedicated to ferreting out facts are taking a close look at... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, May. 11, 2011 - 12:58 pm
The roar of a mother black bear protecting her cub might strike terror into the heart of any hiker, but it's usually a bluff, says Stephen Herrero, a biologist at the University of Calgary and the author of an enlightening new study on aggression in black... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Mar. 28, 2011 - 1:29 pm
For most of us, the arrival of the first buds of early spring is a welcome sign that winter's on its way out. For an ecologist, every unfolding blossom is a data point. By making careful records of when each plant begins to bloom, scientists hope to paint... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Mar. 7, 2011 - 11:12 am
A recent study in the journal Science has shown that a little bottom-feeding Hudson River fish has evolved to resist one of humankind's most potent pollutants: toxic polychlorinated biphenyls, poisonous dioxins commonly known as PCBs. Both the Times... Read more


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