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Sunday, February 26, 2017
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Farther from the Forest: ‘Eye-opening’ Study Shows Rural U.S. Loses Forests Faster than Cities

ESF researchers published a study in the journal PLOS ONE that says between 1990 and 2000, the average distance from any point in the United States to the nearest forest increased by 14 percent - or about a third of a mile. And while the distance isn't insurmountable for humans in search of a nature fix, it can present challenges for wildlife and have broad effects on ecosystems. (2/22)

ESF Professor Awarded Research Grant

Innovations in the area of green building construction methods will be the focus of a grant awarded to an ESF researcher by Syracuse University's Sustainable Enterprise Partnership (SEP), in cooperation with the U.S. Green Building Council. The $19,000 award fund new research on cross laminated timber (CLT) wood products in multi-family housing. (2/22)

Darwin Celebrated in Moon Library

To honor the 208th birthday of evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin ESF students will highlight compelling research in evolutionary biology. (2/15)

Urban Design Experts to Speak at Green Building Conference

The 15th Annual Green Building Conference sponsored by the College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) in March will feature presentations by experts in the green building field. (2/8)

ESF Alum Honored by White House

An ESF alumna was among 213 teachers nationwide recognized by the Obama administration for their efforts in teaching science and math. (2/6)

ESF One of Princeton Review's "Colleges That Pay You Back"

ESF is one of the nation's best colleges for students seeking a superb education with great career preparation at an affordable price, according to The Princeton Review's "Colleges That Pay You Back: 2017 Edition." (2/6)

Former ESF President Whaley Honored by NY Bar Association

Dr. Ross S. Whaley, former ESF president and former chair of the Adirondack Park Agency (APA), was honored by the New York State Bar Association with its 2017 Environmental Law Section award. (2/6)

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