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  • 'Common Ground' exhibit: Bat sounds and gator bones at FAU

    'Common Ground' exhibit: Bat sounds and gator bones at FAU
    To record the noise of bats in the Everglades, sound artist Gustavo Matamoros ventured out to the palmettos and pine trees of Long Pine Key at 3 a.m., an ultrasonic microphone in hand, and captured the sound of something he couldn't hear. The bats, who dwelt high up in the pine tree canopies, screeched their echolocation in a frequency beyond the range of human hearing. When he returned to his Bay Harbor Island studio a month later, he lowered the octave range with sound-mixing software and caught the bats' distinctive call.
  • Wetlands expansion may inhibit development at Isle of Wight intermodal park

    Wetlands expansion may inhibit development at Isle of Wight intermodal park
    A new wetland survey has classified most of a prime tract at the Shirley T. Holland Intermodal Park as wetlands, leaving the land difficult and costly to develop. The county has been struggling to attract businesses to the 1,500-acre site and the...

    Newington In Talks With Toll Brothers Over Cedar Mountain Suit

    NEWINGTON — The conservation commission is in talks with Toll Brothers over the company's lawsuit to overturn the commission's denial of a wetlands permit for a proposed housing development on Cedar Mountain. The commission met privately for nearly...

    Allow peat harvest to restore wetlands: My Word

    We live in an area that has a lot of wetlands that have been impacted in negative ways. Some wetlands have dried up over time, due mostly to development resulting in lowering the surface-water table. This shortage of water has caused a major decline in...

    Thirteen Cities and Towns Awarded Main Street Investment Fund Grants

    Thirteen Cities and Towns Awarded Main Street Investment Fund Grants
    Thirteen municipalities across Connecticut will receive a total of $5 million in grants as part of the state's Main Street Investment Fund, administered through the state Department of Housing. The grants are intended to improve or develop commercial...