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  • Ocean Data for Connecticut
    I recently learned about two impressive resources for ocean-based geographic information. One is the Northeast Ocean Data Portal and the other is the New York Geographic Information Gateway. Both are well-developed websites that include a comprehensive data viewer, ancillary information and stories about how ocean information has been used with multiple benefits. The Northeast Ocean […]
    Posted on September 18, 2017
  • The Emerald Ash Borer Beetle on the UConn Campus
    CLEAR’s Tom Worthley recently discussed the Emerald Ash Borer beetle and its impacts on the UConn Campus with UConn Today. Read the full article on the UConn Today website, link below. Big Changes in Store for UConn’s Trees and Yours
    Posted on September 4, 2017
  • Can You Hear Me Now? Smartphone Maps (that work!) Off the Beaten Path Can You Hear Me Now? Smartphone Maps (that work!) Off the Beaten Path
    It’s summer. Family vacation time. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been waiting for this all year. We had planned to take the family west for two weeks in the mountains. Utah, Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Off the beaten path. Round up the kids, pack up the camping […]
    Posted on August 18, 2017
  • My 2017 Climate Corps Summer Internship by Nikki Pirtel My 2017 Climate Corps Summer Internship by Nikki Pirtel
    The shoreline community of Westbrook, Connecticut, situated halfway between New Haven and New London, is home to approximately 7,000 residents while supporting seasonal tourists with numerous beaches and shopping stores in the town’s outlet. It is also the municipality I was assigned to research and create a vulnerability assessment for during my time at the […]
    Posted on August 15, 2017
  • Butts on the Beach
    Butts on the Beach This past weekend, while stuck in traffic for 20 minutes, I noticed four different people throw 6 cigarette butts out the widow and onto the highway. That, and the fact that I am lazy, moved me to re-post something I wrote several years ago. Recently a columnist in a local Southeastern […]
    Posted on August 8, 2017
  • 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

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