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Department News and Updates, Environmental News, Local Health News, Newsroom Harmful Algal Blooms or “HABs”: How they can affect you, your children and your pets

Harmful Algal Blooms or “HABs”: How they can affect you, your children and your pets

here for the Town of Barnstable's latest cyanobacteria update - 7/17/19.

7/9/19 at 5:45 pm     148      , , ,
Department News and Updates, Environmental News, Local Health News, Newsroom Barnstable County lab could be at forefront of PFAS testing

Barnstable County lab could be at forefront of PFAS testing

arnstable County Water Quality Laboratory will soon add PFAS testing to its repertoire, becoming a trailblazer among public laboratories in the state.

6/13/19 at 1:01 pm     109      ,     Cape Cod Times
Environmental News, Local Health News, Newsroom Cape Cod Cooperative Extension Releases “Tickology” Video Series

Cape Cod Cooperative Extension Releases “Tickology” Video Series

arnstable County Cape Cod Cooperative Extension has released its first digital video series, “Tickology,” premiering today on YouTube. Join Larry Dapsis, Entomologist and Tick Project Coordinator as he educates the public on the topic of tick disease education and prevention through 10 exciting, close-captioned videos that he scripted and developed.  Each video ranges from […]

10/2/18 at 4:36 pm     436          Cape Cod Today
Environmental News, National Health News, Newsroom Illnesses from Mosquito, Tick, and Flea Bites Increasing in the US

Illnesses from Mosquito, Tick, and Flea Bites Increasing in the US

sses from mosquito, tick, and flea bites have tripled in the U.S., with more than 640,000 cases reported during the 13 years from 2004 through 2016.  Nine new germs spread by mosquitoes and ticks were discovered or introduced into the United States during this time. These findings are in the latest Vital Signs report by the Centers […]

5/2/18 at 2:23 pm     761      , , ,     Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Environmental News, Local Health News Food waste workshop to be held in Barnstable this Friday

Food waste workshop to be held in Barnstable this Friday

e workshop to help citizens, businesses and institutions understand and navigate the new Commercial Food Waste Ban will be held on Friday, October 30, 2015, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Harborview Conference Room/Old Jail of the Barnstable County Courthouse Complex. Food waste has become one of the largest parts of the […]

10/28/15 at 3:54 pm     1214      ,     CapeCod.com
Environmental News State Matches Funds With Barnstable County for Water Quality Monitoring Program

State Matches Funds With Barnstable County for Water Quality Monitoring Program

tate has given Barnstable County $250,000 in matching funds to expand its marine water quality monitoring to include all estuaries and near shore stations. Under the terms of the grant, the county will use $250,000 of its own funds and $250,000 from the state to expand its monitoring program to include not just the […]

6/23/15 at 12:50 pm     1178      ,     CapeCod.com