University of Connecticut

Reducing the Japanese beetle population

On an overcast morning in May, 15 people sit on bales of hay in a semi-circle while listening to Ana Legrand, an assistant extension professor in the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture. The workshop attendees ...

dateJun 19, 2015 in Plants & Animals
shares17 comments 0

Compensating for low wages

A proposal to redefine low wage employers' obligations to their workers could raise up to $190 million a year in new revenue for Connecticut to help pay for public assistance programs, according to a new study by a group ...

dateMay 18, 2015 in Economics & Business
shares19 comments 4

Diving for data on fish populations

Famed explorer Jacques Cousteau was a pioneer in underwater diving technology, a founding figure of the modern conservation movement, and a man who inspired generations of marine scientists. Today, one of those scientists ...

dateApr 10, 2015 in Ecology
shares60 comments 0

Evolving to cope with climate change

Over the next two centuries, climate change is likely to impact everything from industrial agriculture to the shape of our coastlines. The changing climate will certainly cause huge changes around the world, and the challenge ...

dateMar 06, 2015 in Evolution
shares68 comments 0

QR codes engineered into cybersecurity protection

QR, or Quick Response, codes – those commonly black and white boxes that people scan with a smartphone to learn more about something – have been used to convey information about everything from cereals to cars and new ...

dateFeb 27, 2015 in Internet
shares28 comments 0