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  • That Sound You Hear is the Hatching of Conservation Projects!
    Last week saw the successful launch of the Conservation Training Partnership program, the goal of which is to develop and carry out local conservation projects around the state powered by teams of high school students and community volunteers.   The CTP is an outgrowth of the Natural Resources Conservation Academy, the week-long program for high school […]
    Posted on July 18, 2017
  • What is a CFS anyway? What is a CFS anyway?
    Certified Forestry Surveyor? Calculated Fournier Series? A recent conversation (most likely over a beer, but that doesn’t really factor in here…) with my neighbor provided fodder for this post. We were mapping out our route for opening day of fishing season, and I commented that the Fenton was running over 150 cfs, so it might […]
    Posted on June 1, 2017
  • You’ve Got the Whole Atlas in Your Hand You’ve Got the Whole Atlas in Your Hand
    The NEMO program’s National Low Impact Development (LID) Map is an interactive resource for finding examples of LID like green roofs, pervious pavements, and bioretention areas. These approaches to stormwater management help prevent flooding and water pollution by encourage infiltration into the ground instead of runoff. First launched in 2008, the site now has 1,400 […]
    Posted on May 4, 2017
  • Urban Forestry Work of UConn Natural Resources Conservation Academy Student Recognized By City of Hartford
    Now in its sixth year, UConn’s Natural Resources Conservation Academy (NRCA) has worked with over 115 teens throughout Connecticut on 10-month individual conservation projects that have directly benefited their local community and environment. NRCA students present their conservation work to over 300 environmental professionals at the Connecticut Conference on Natural Resources, and graduate from the […]
    Posted on April 24, 2017
  • The Journey from Airsick Bag to Dizzying Activity
    April 15 marked the 15th anniversary of the founding of CLEAR.  On that date in 2002, the UConn Board of Trustees approved CLEAR as an official university center.  (It may surprise some of you to know that, at UConn at least, you can’t just hang up a shingle and call yourself an institute or center, […]
    Posted on April 21, 2017
  • Anti-Bullying Campaign Gets an Assist from CLEAR Offspring
    Anna Dietz, the 11 year-old daughter of CLEAR member Dr. Mike Dietz and his wife Sandra Guerrero, was the winner of a contest held by Munson’s Chocolates to design a new chocolate bar wrapper with an anti-bullying theme.  The contest description and pictures of the three finalist designs, including Anna’s KINDNESS COUNTS, are on the […]
    Posted on April 6, 2017
  • Light Nights Light Nights
    Is light pollution high on your list of concerns? With so many disturbing developments happening globally, light pollution probably doesn’t hold a candle to your worries about accelerating climate change, failing governments, or spreading superbugs. Nevertheless, we are learning more about the impacts of light pollution and there are people in many fields including ecology, […]
    Posted on April 3, 2017
  • Legal Issues in the Age of Climate Adaptation: Four New Legal Fact Sheets Legal Issues in the Age of Climate Adaptation: Four New Legal Fact Sheets
    A number of questions were raised at Legal Issues in the Age of Climate Adaptation, a conference held by UConn CLEAR’s and Connecticut Sea Grant’s Climate Adaptation Academy in late 2015. The Marine Affairs Institute & RI Sea Grant Legal Program at Roger Williams University School of Law reviewed the questions, which came from the audience […]
    Posted on March 27, 2017
  • Just Take a Screenshot!
    At CLEAR, we work hard to provide geospatial data so that most everybody can view and access the maps and information.  Inevitably, it is never exactly what everyone wants (sigh, I wish it was).  One question that I am repeatedly asked is about printing or exporting.  How do I print just one area of a pdf? […]
    Posted on March 23, 2017
  • All New CT ECO Website (that’s the one with maps)
    The Connecticut Environmental Conditions Online (CT ECO) website has become a central place to view and access Connecticut’s environmental mapping information along with aerial imagery and elevation.  My head has been buried in the sand for the past few months (sorry if I didn’t reply to your email), but I’ve been working on the HUUGGE […]
    Posted on March 23, 2017
  • CLEAR, 20 Years Online CLEAR, 20 Years Online
    Websites have come a long way since the inception of the Internet. While the Internet can be traced back to the 1960s, 1991 is considered the year the World Wide Web went live. In 1995 the last usage restrictions were lifted, clearing the path for the internet to become what we now know it to be today. […]
    Posted on March 7, 2017
  • UConn’s Natural Resources Conservation Academy Adds Two New Education Programs in 2017
    Founded in 2011, the Natural Resources Conservation Academy (NRCA) is designed to provide high school students with a structured informal learning experience focused on the environment, natural resources and geospatial technologies. In case you haven’t heard about it yet, let me get you caught up. The NRCA is all about making connections. Connecting young adults […]
    Posted on February 19, 2017
  • Sunrise, sunset and the Equation of Time Sunrise, sunset and the Equation of Time
    The days are finally getting longer. It is always a slow, subtle and most welcome change from the days of leaving for work in the dark and arriving home again in the dark. Since the winter solstice on December 21, 2016 when the North Pole is tilted furthest from the sun the amount of daylight […]
    Posted on January 31, 2017
  • Deny the Deniers
    Last fall I thought about using this title to write about denying federal aid for climate change related disasters to states with administrations that deny climate change. To those governors and legislatures who take no or little action to prepare for sea level rise, increased precipitation events, more intense storms, droughts, etc. that science tells […]
    Posted on January 20, 2017
  • Major New CLEAR Programs Getting Underway in 2017
    As 2017 gets underway, CLEAR folks are working hard on the early stages of major new projects that cover all three of CLEAR’s traditional program areas, and actually add a fourth!  Each one of these projects will no doubt be the fodder for many blogs to come, but for now, here’s a quick summary of […]
    Posted on January 9, 2017

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