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Sunday, May 1, 2016
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Millions of Native Orchids Flourish at Former Mining Waste Site

Millions of native orchids are flourishing on the site of a former iron mine in the Adirondacks, suggesting that former industrial sites - typically regarded as blighted landscapes - have untapped value in ecological restoration efforts. ESF graduate student Grete Bader, who completed her master's thesis on the site, said the plants are growing on a wetland that developed naturally on iron mine "tailings," the waste left over from the process of separating the valuable part of an ore from the rock that has no economic value. (4/27)

Two ESF Students Earn SUNY Chancellorís Award

ESF seniors Margaret Foley and Fareya Zubair have been honored with the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence. The award is the highest honor bestowed upon students by the State University of New York. (4/25)

ESF Students Share Tips to a Greener Life

To celebrate Earth Week, ESF students were asked to share their favorite green-living lifehack. A "hack" is a technique or tool that makes some aspect of one's life easier or more efficient. (4/21)

ESF Celebrates Earth Week

While the rest of the world reserves 24 hours to celebrate Earth Day, the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) takes a whole week to honor the earth. (4/20)

Ian Shapiro Named Green Building Advocate of the Year

Ian Shapiro was honored as Green Building Advocate of the Year during the 2016 New York State Green Building Conference held in Syracuse in April. (4/15)

Closed-Loop Art: Woodburner Uses Material at Hand

ESF senior Joseph O'Reilly doesn't always look far when he needs supplies for one of his favorite pastimes: woodburning. He often finds the raw material right on campus. (4/15)

ESF Hosts Photo Exhibit of Migratory Birds along Onondaga Lake

The Central New York community has a second opportunity - on Earth Day - to see local wildlife photographers' stunning images of migratory birds taken along the Onondaga Lake shoreline. An exhibit titled "Onondaga Lake: An Important Stop for Birds on an Impressive Journey" will be on display 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 22, at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. (4/14)

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