Category: Massachusetts

Low-Cost Solar Device Converts Sunlight to Steam in Dusty Environment

A team of researchers from the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a novel, low-cost solar thermal energy conversion system that can easily generate steam from sunlight. The solar conversion system can help make technologies that rely on steam, like seawater desalination, wastewater treatment, residential water […]

Thursday September 22nd, 2016 in Articles, Massachusetts, News, Research | Comments Off on Low-Cost Solar Device Converts Sunlight to Steam in Dusty Environment

Strong Effects of Climate Change on Common Bird Populations

Scientists have shown for the first time that common bird populations are responding to climate change in a similar pronounced way in both Europe and the USA. An international team of researchers led by Durham University, UK, found that populations of bird species expected to do well due to climate change had substantially outperformed those […]

Bald Eagle Soars Free After Rehabilitation

State environmental workers this week set free a bald eagle that had been found severely injured and was rehabilitated by veterinarians for more than a month. Division of Fisheries and Wildlife officials brought the bird of prey to the Wachusett Reservoir in Central Massachusetts Tuesday, where it spread its massive wings and took flight from […]

Tuesday March 15th, 2016 in Alps Eagles, Articles, Birds, Cape Cod Eagles, Captain Eagle, Eagles, Massachusetts, Raptors, Video | Comments Off on Bald Eagle Soars Free After Rehabilitation

Bird Language

All language, human and otherwise, revolves around turning meaningless sounds into something more. It’s widely accepted that many non-human animals use what’s called referential communication — specific sounds mean specific things to the receiver. Beyond that, there are two kinds of syntax that make speech more complicated, but also more useful: phonological and compositional. Humans have […]

14,000 Abandoned Wind Turbines Litter the USA

The towering symbols of a fading religion, over 14,000 wind turbines, abandoned, rusting, slowly decaying. When it is time to clean up after a failed idea, no green environmentalists are to be found. Wind was free, natural, harnessing Earth’s bounty for the benefit of all mankind, sounded like a good idea. Wind turbines, like solar […]

Unknowable Magic of Owls

What makes owls so captivating?

Tuesday February 2nd, 2016 in Alps, Alps Owls, Articles, Birds, California, California Owls, Cape Cod Owls, Colorado, Dr. Hoots, Europe, Illinois, Indiana, Location, Massachusetts, Owls, Texas, Texas Owls | Comments Off on Unknowable Magic of Owls

Wind Neighbors Complain of Turbine Noise

The stories they tell are similar — constant headaches, ringing ears, pounding hearts, sleepless nights. The cause of their concern can be seen sweeping the sky outside their windows. “When they first put them in and started them up I didn’t even know they would be heard by me, or even seen by me,” said […]

Tuesday February 12th, 2013 in Articles, Massachusetts, News, Wind Power Technology | Comments Off on Wind Neighbors Complain of Turbine Noise