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Despite perceptions that wind energy is deeply contentious, politicians of both parties get an electoral boost from having them in their districts, according to new research (Adobe Stock).

Study: More Wind Energy Infrastructure = More Votes for Incumbents

Both Republican and Democratic politicians benefit from having wind turbines in the areas they represent, researchers found

Ariane 5 lifts off and deploys the James Webb Space Telescope on December 25, 2021 in Kourou, French Guiana. (Photo by Andrew Richard Hara/Getty Images)

Even After James Webb Space Telescope Launch, Astronomers Still on the Edge of their Seats

'I'm excited to get to work to learn about the mysteries of the universe'

Carson Hill ’21 (CLAS), on the quarterdeck at the rear of the ship at sunset. The island of Maui is behind me. (Photo courtesy of Sea Education Association | SEA Semester ®)

One Student’s Transformative Experience at SEA

'The whole goal of the trip is to do ship-based oceanographic research. So being able to accomplish that as an undergrad is pretty special'

Winter means road salt, which means a range of effects on our environment, according to UConn researchers (Adobe Stock).

Too Much Salt: Good for Winter Travel, but with Consequences for Environmental and Human Health

An overuse of road salt in the winter has potentially harmful effects for everything from wildlife to groundwater

One year after the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol, a UConn professor who a decade ago predicted turbulent times in the 2020s says little has been done to address the underlying factors driving social instability.

An ‘Age of Discord’: Looking Ahead One Year After the Capitol Insurrection

Failing to address the underlying causes of instability guarantees worse episodes in the future, says UConn's Peter Turchin

Operation Community Impact: Still Helping Connecticut Residents in Need

Since April 2020, more than 220,000 pounds of dairy products have been delivered to Connecticut families in need

A member of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation harvests heirloom at their farm located in North Stonington Ct. The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and UConn Extension have been collaborating thanks to a USDA Federally Recognized Tribes Extension Program to enhance agricultural production, food security, and health of tribal community members.

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation Establishes Tribal Department of Agriculture

UConn Extension offers assistance in developing sustainable agriculture and community education

One of the brachiopods (Floweria chemungensis) samples collected as part of this study (Photo courtesy of Andrew Bush).

Looking at Factors that Accelerate Mass Extinction in the Fossil Record as Climate Changes

Finding clues to the present in what happened 372 million years ago

Redeveloped orchard land that did not have contaminated soils. Higgins says historic aerial photos showed that the trees were not planted until around 1970, which was after lead arsenate pesticides fell out of style.

Arsenic in Connecticut Wells May be a Legacy of Past Pesticide Use on Orchards

Poisons can linger in the ecosystem decades after they were last applied

The new collaborative effort will see part of CIRCA housed in SGCI offices at UConn Hartford.

Closer Collaboration and Community Outreach for Urban Sustainability, Together at Hartford Campus

The partnership between CIRCA and SCGI aims to help build more environmentally sustainable and resilient cities