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2017 News Archives

January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017, reverse chronological order

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CNY Central: Syracuse Mayoral Debate at ESF (11/2)

The Syracuse Mayoral Debate was held at ESF's Gateway Center on Monday, Oct 30. Watch the full recording! 10/30/17Read More

Spectrum Going Green: Researching where Bats Hibernate (11/1)

ESF research on where bats are hibernating may help combat white nose syndrome. 10/29/17Read More

Daily Orange: There’s a market in zero emission fuels, and these students are making the most of it (11/1)

A team made up mostly of ESF students has started a business to market zero emission fuels. 10/2/17

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Stanford News: Stanford research finds that diversity of large animals plays an important role in carbon cycle (11/1)

ESF researcher Han Overman, is one of the co-authors on a new paper showing that diversity in large animals improves the carbon cycle of their environment. 10/9/17

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CNY Central: Answering Your Questions on End of Season Gardening (10/30)

ESF's Terry Ettinger offers advice on putting your lawn and garden to bed for the winter 10/9/17

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New York Upstate: Experts: Reasons why Upstate NY deer hunting is off to a slow start (10/30)

ESF's Brian Underwood is quoted in an article on why deer hunting season is off to a slow start this year. 10/25/17

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Ithaca.com: The science of leaves (10/30)

ESF and Don Leopold are mentioned in an article on the science of fall foliage. 10/2/17

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CapeCod.com: Bat Surveys Commence Again at Cape Cod National Seashore (10/30)

ESF researchers return to Cape Cod National Seashore to conduct bat research again this year. 9/30/17

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Daily Orange: SUNY-ESF researchers bring near-extinct snails back to the wild (10/30)

ESF grad student Cody Wilkinson and her conservation work for the endangered Chittenango Ovate Amber Snail were recently covered in the Daily Orange. 10/2/17

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Planet Forward: A bird nerd in the Amazon: Understanding the diverse ecosystem (10/30)

ESF student Carrick Palmer authored a Planet Forward article on the birds of the Amazon rainforest. 10/13/17Read More

CLRC: CLRC 2017 Library Awards Winners Announced (10/30)

ESF's Jane Verostek was recognized as a 2017 Library Staff All-Star by the CLRC. 9/21/17Read More

Daily Orange: Everson exhibit ‘On My Own Time’ celebrates hidden abilities of local amateur artists (10/30)

ESF faculty Christina Limpert is quoted in an article on a new exhibit at the Everson Museum of Art. 10/10/17

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Journal Sentinel: 'The Driftless Reader' portrays beauty and challenges of a remarkable region (10/30)

An excerpt from Robin Kimmerer's 'Gathering Moss' is included in a new anthology of creative nonfiction about nature. 10/5/17Read More

Syracuse.com: Syracuse mulls adding new downtown building in Perseverance Park redesign (10/30)

ESF professor emeritus George Curry shares progress on the Perseverance Park redesign in downtown Syracuse. 10/5/17Read More

Sun Community News: Moose lecture draws a full house at Chester library (10/30)

ESF grad student Same Peterson recently presented on his moose research to a full house at Chestertown Public Library 10/6/17

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News Channel 9: Unusual weather creating unusual fall conditions for local foliage (10/30)

Don Leopold is interviewed about this year's unusual fall foliage progression 10/5/17

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CNY Central: NBC3 to host Syracuse mayoral debate on Oct. 30 (10/27)

ESF will play host this month to a debate among the Syracuse mayoral candidates. 10/17/17Read More

Daily Orange: SUNY-ESF ranks No. 2 on Princeton Review list of ‘Top 50 Green Colleges’ (10/27)

The Daily Orange reports on ESF's placement as #2 on Princeton Review's list of Top Green Colleges. 10/22/17Read More

Life in the Field: Wazungu (10/27)

ESF student Hailey Smalley authored a post on the SFS blog about her study abroad experience in Tanzania. 10/24/17

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News Channel 9: Investigator: Beware of offers to haul away valuable black walnut trees (10/27)

Donald Leopold is quoted on the financial value of black walnut trees in an article on a recent wave of offers to fell and remove the 'toxic' trees. 10/27/17Read More

Daily Star: SUNY Cobleskill works to help in Haiti (10/9)

ESF is among the SUNY schools collaborating to build a sustainable learning community in Haiti. 10/1/17Read More

Sun Community News: Wild Center to add indigenous perspective (10/9)

The Wild Center is collaborating with ESF's Center for Native Peoples and the Environment and other groups to add indigenous knowledge to their exhibits. 9/27/17Read More

Press Republican: Sugar maples suffer from caterpillar outbreak (10/9)

ESF professor Dylan Perry is quoted about the outbreak cycles of forest tent caterpillars. 10/3/17Read More

New York Upstate: Upstate NY toxic algae blooms could boom as hot, calm weather continues (10/9)

Dr. Boyer is quoted on this summer's weather and how it's perfect for encouraging algae blooms. 9/22/17Read More

American Society of Agronomy: Removing nitrate for healthier ecosystems (10/9)

ESF grad student Molly Welsh is lead author of a study that identifies hot spots where removing nitrates from the environment can be most effective. 9/27/17

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HVIAC Players of the Week - October 3 (10/9)

ESF students were among those recognized as HVIAC Players of the Week in soccer and cross country. 10/3/17Read More

SU News: SyracuseCoE Awards Funding for Eight Research and Innovation Projects Led by Faculty Fellows (10/9)

ESF faculty are among the recipients of Syracuse Center of Excellence research grants. 10/2/17Read More

Syracuse.com: Skaneateles Lake toxic algae could sicken those drinking water right from lake (10/9)

Dr. Robert Warner, ESF professor emeritus, was part of the team who initially identified toxins in the algae bloom. 9/18/17Read More

Adirondack Daily Enterprise: Wild Center awarded $245K for project with Native American partners (10/9)

The Wild Center has received a grant to collaborate with ESF's Center for Native Peoples and the Environment and other indigenous groups to incorporate indigenous knowledge into the museum's experience. 9/22/17Read More

CNY Business Journal: Area SUNY Schools Helping Develop "Sustainable" Village and Learning Community in Haiti (10/9)

ESF is among the SUNY schools collaborating to build a sustainable learning community in Haiti. 10/2/17Read More

Democrat and Chronicle: Warm September temps good for grapes, bad for Honeycrisps (10/9)

Dr. Boyer is quoted in a story on how climate change is driving regional changes including frequency of algae blooms. 9/25/17Read More

Phys.org: Tagged snails to help researchers track snail population growth (10/9)

ESF graduate student Cody Gilbertson is in Phys.org for her release of successfully captive-bred endangered Chittenango ovate amber snails. 9/26/17Read More

Spectrum Going Green: Health of the St. Lawrence River (10/9)

Going Green takes a look at the work of ESF's Thousand Islands Biological Station on monitoring the health of the St. Lawrence River. 10/1/17Read More

New York Upstate: Newly discovered algae toxin in Finger Lakes is especially deadly to dogs (10/9)

Dr. Greg Boyer is quoted on a new algae toxin appearing in the Finger Lakes that is particularly dangerous to dogs. 9/28/17Read More

Daily Orange: Expert explains the significance of tiger reintroduction in Central Asia (10/9)

The Daily Orange interviewed James Gibbs on the plan to reintroduce tigers in Kazakhstan. 9/28/17Read More

Daily Orange: Officials say algae blooms in Skaneateles Lake will not affect Onondaga County’s drinking water (10/9)

Dr. Greg Boyer is mentioned in Daily Orange coverage of the Skaneateles Lake algae bloom. 9/27/17Read More

New York Upstate: 'Astronomically high' levels of new algae toxin found in Owasco Lake (10/9)

Dr. Greg Boyer is quoted in an article on remarkably high algae toxin levels in Owasco Lake. 9/25/17Read More

Syracuse New Times: Mixing Learning And Fun At Critz Farms (9/22)

Syracuse New Times features ESF alum Matthew Critz and his farm. 9/20/17Read More

Press Republican: Indigenous culture to be infused in museum (9/22)

ESF's Center for Native Peoples and the Environment is partnering with The Wild Center to infuse indigenous knowledge into the museum's experience. 9/21/17Read More

Daily Orange: Erie Canal bicentennial to be celebrated at World Canals Conference in Syracuse (9/22)

This weekend Syracuse will host the World Canals Conference. Dr. Neil Murphy is honorary chair and one of the speakers. 9/21/17Read More

Daily Messenger: New rash of algae in Canandaigua Lake (9/22)

ESF is performing testing for a new algae bloom discovered on Canandaigua Lake. 9/18/17Read More

Spectrum Going Green: Restoring fish habitat (9/22)

Dr. John Farrell and the Thousand Islands Biological Station are featured in a look at fish habitat restoration on the St. Lawrence River. 9/17/17Read More

Daily Orange: SUNY-ESF’s Music Society reaches membership peak for 10-year anniversary (9/22)

ESF's Music Society has a record number of members this year. 9/21/17Read More

News Channel 9: Joint effort to protect snail only found in Chittenango (9/19)

Endangered Chittenango snails receive boost from ESF researcher's captive breeding program. 9/13/17Read More

Post Star: Foliage turning early for some types of trees, but good season forecast (9/15)

Dr. Don Leopold says that fall foliage is likely to peak early, but it'll be a good year for color. 9/14/17Read More

Syracuse.com: 'Bug massacre' in Central NY has social media users buzzing (9/15)

Dr. Kim Adams explains the insect swarms that have been spotted around the area recently. 9/1217Read More

The Scientist: Second Chance for Lost Galapagos Tortoises? (9/15)

News coverage of a project to breed 'extinct' Galapagos tortoise species from half-breed descendants includes quotes by James Gibbs. 9/14/17Read More

New York Upstate: Upstate NY fall colors might arrive early thanks to dry August, cool nights (9/15)

Don Leopold says fall foliage color is likely to peak early this year. 9/13/17Read More

CNY Central: What's the deal with all the bugs swarming around CNY? (9/15)

Dr. Kim Adams explains the mystery of the sudden insect swarms that have cropped up in CNY recently. 9/12/17Read More

The Sand Paper: Spring Storms Factor in Declining Piping Plover Nesting Population (9/15)

ESF researchers are included in an article on the outcome of the 2017 breeding season for piping plovers at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge. 9/13/17Read More

Niagara Gazette: Hyde Park Lake restoration work celebrated (9/15)

A shoreline ecological restoration project at Hyde Park Lake included ESF student assistance. 9/17Read More

The Zebra: What's in that Alley?: Inventorying Old Town Alexandria’s Historic Alley Network (9/15)

ESF alumnus Michael Commisso will hold a talk on cultural preservation of the historic alleys of Alexandria, VA. 9/13/17Read More

News Channel 9: What are those bugs swarming across Central New York? (9/13)

Dr. Kim Adams identifies at least some of the swarming bugs as breeding ants. 9/12/17Read More

Food and Wine: You Can Bake 'Wine Flour' into Your Next Cake (9/13)

ESF alumna Hillary Nivers-Johnson was featured in Food and Wine Magazine for her business, which turns wine-making leftovers into wine flour. 8/28/17Read More

Daily Star: Respecting Nature (9/13)

Robin Kimmerer is featured in an article on respecting nature. 8/12/17Read More

Spectrum Going Green: Rabie Vaccine (9/13)

This week's Going Green follows a project to vaccinate raccoons against rabies to help stop the spread of the disease. 9/10/17Read More

Penn State News: NEWBio project concludes, advances biomass energy efforts (9/13)

The NEWBio project to research and develop biomass energy has come to a close. ESF was one of the participants. 9/8/17 — Read More

Daily Orange: 5 new faculty members at SUNY-ESF on their work, why they came to the college (9/13)

The Daily Orange features new ESF faculty members. 8/30/17 — Read More

Daily Orange: Student-designed app helps ease freshmen into SUNY-ESF experience (9/13)

ESF's Undergraduate Student Association has developed an app to help new students adjust to college life. 9/5/17Read More

World Landscape Architect: Winners of the ASLA 2017 Student Awards announced (9/13)

ESF grad student Christopher Anderson won the ASLA Student Award for his design study on the Gowanus Canal. 9/10/17Read More

Spectrum Going Green: Growing the population of a rare fern (9/8)

ESF researchers are cultivating a rare fern to help restore it in the wild. 9/3/17Read More

Daily Orange: Experts explain the ‘CRISPR’ practice: A controversial gene editing technology (9/5)

An ESF graduate student was interviewed by the Daily Orange on CRISPR gene editing technology and how it can revolutionize biotech. 8/30/17Read More

Daily Orange: SUNY-ESF to hold Adirondack bicycle tour at Newcomb Campus this September (9/5)

The Daily Orange reports on events celebrating the 85th anniversary of ESF's Newcomb Campus, including a bicycle tour that will be held through ESF's Huntington Wildlife Forest. 8/28/17Read More

Press Herald: Will a genetically modified tree harm the environment? (9/5)

The Press Herald takes a look at the differences between commercial GMOs and ESF's Chestnut Project. 8/27/17Read More

Landscape Architecture Foundation: Perspectives: Noriko Maeda (9/5)

Japanese landscape architect and ESF alumna Noriko Maeda is featured on the Landscape Architecture Foundation's blog. 7/19/17 — Read More

NYS Urban Forestry Council: Abigail Mahoney: 2017 NYSDEC Urban Forestry Intern (9/5)

ESF student Abigail Mahoney shares her experiences as an NYS DEC Forestry intern. 8/27/17Read More

Daily Orange: Take the scenic route this fall to Onondaga Lake Park (9/5)

ESF faculty members offer their opinions on the best things about Onondaga Lake Park. 8/29/17Read More

Press Republican: Acid rain still impacting Adirondack lakes, forest (8/28)

ESF research is included in an article on the continued impacts of acid rain on the Adirondacks. 8/27/17Read More

Mental Floss: Trees Save Big Cities $500 Million Each Year (8/28)

Dr. Endreny's new study showing trees can save up to $500 million per city per year was run by Mental Floss. 8/24/17Read More

Christian Science Monitor: Urban trees save cities millions of dollars, new research says (8/28)

Christian Science Monitor reported on Dr. Endreny's new study showing trees can save up to $500 million per city per year. 8/24/17Read More

CNY Business Journal: OCCRA appoints Page to Board of Directors (8/28)

ESF alum Blair Page was recently appointed to the OCRRA board of directors. 8/23/17Read More

Spectrum Going Green: Lyme disease prevention (8/28)

ESF's Dr. Brian Leydet explains how climate change plays a role in the increasing problem with ticks. 8/27/17Read More

WRVO: Yes, 'wine flour' is a thing, and it's growing in popularity (8/28)

ESF alumna and entrepreneur Hillary Niver-Johnson is featured in an article on her expanding business of making wine flour products. 8/26/17Read More

New York Upstate: Can a 'perpetually toxic lake' in Upstate NY be made swimmable again? (8/28)

Dr. Greg Boyer and his students are performing research to help address the persistent toxic algae problem in Lake Neatahwanta. 8/10/17Read More

CNY Central: Event aims to spread awareness about homelessness in Syracuse (8/25)

The SU/ESF Food Recovery Network participated in a Homeless Cookout community event in July. 7/30/17Read More

Finger Lakes Times: Waterloo teacher awarded national fellowship (8/25)

Lisa Parish is an ESF alumna and one of 10 teachers from across the US to receive a National Teachers Guild fellowship this year. 8/9/17Read More

Sierra Magazine: the Top 20 Coolest Schools of 2017 (8/24)

ESF is ranked #4 in the nation on Sierra Magazine's 2017 'Cool Schools' of most sustainable colleges. 8/17Read More

TreeHugger: Trees provide $500 million in services per megacity every year (8/24)

TreeHugger reports on the new study led by Dr. Ted Endreny. 8/23/17Read More

PRLog: Ben Meadows Awards 2017 Natural Resources Scholarships (8/24)

One of the two recipients of the Ben Meadows 2017 Natural Resources Scholarships is ESF student Alexa Denhoff. 8/10/17Read More

NYS Urban Forestry Council: SUNY ESF Students Reflect on ReLeaf 2017 (8/24)

ESF students share their reflections on this year's NYS Urban Forestry Council ReLeaf conference. 8/7/17Read More

Phys.org: What's the annual value of trees? $500 million per megacity, study says (8/24)

ESF's Ted Endreny is the lead author of the study. 8/22/17Read More

Adirondack Almanack: Art and Nature: A Paper-Maker in Newcomb (8/24)

This year's Artist in Residence at ESF's Newcomb campus is a professional papermaker. 8/19/17Read More

Reuters: Cleaner air, cooler buildings: urban trees save megacities millions (8/24)

Reuters reports on a new study led by ESF's Ted Endreny. 8/23/17Read More

Auburn Citizen: Tubman national park in Auburn: Another legal hurdle, preservation work and more visitors (8/23)

ESF's Center for Cultural Landscape Preservation is collaborating on the restoration and historical documentation of Harriet Tubman National Historical Park. 8/20/17Read More

Irish Times: The message is a personal relationship with the natural world is vital (8/23)

The Irish Times reviews Robin Kimmerer's book, Braiding Sweetgrass. 8/19/17Read More

Garden Center Magazine: GWA wraps up 2017 Annual Conference & Expo (8/23)

Robin Kimmerer gave a keynote address at this year's Association for Garden Communicators Conference. 8/15/17Read More

WWNY TV: An Outdoor Adventure On Fort Drum (8/23)

ESF was one of the supporters of the 2017 Fort Drum Annual Outdoor Adventure Day. 8/20/17Read More

Watertown Daily Times:New York State Fair adds attractions and comfort for 2017 (8/23)

The ESF Woodsmen will compete in timbersports events at the NYS Fair. 8/17/17Read More

Adirondack Daily Enterprise: New psychology program will kick off this fall at Paul Smith’s (8/23)

ESF's Scott Shannon is quoted on the new Environmental Psychology degree being offered at Paul Smith's College. 8/17/17Read More

Sun Community News: ‘Floating Classroom’ educates group about Schroon Lake (8/23)

One of the instructors for the Schroon Lake Floating Classroom is an ESF alum. 8/20/17Read More

New Yorker: Carl Icahn’s Failed Raid on Washington (8/21)

ESF's Dr. Tristan Brown is quoted in the New Yorker 's look at one of Trump's outgoing special advisers. 8/21/17Read More

NAWindPower: New York Offshore Wind Alliance Appoints New Head (8/16)

Former NYS DEC commissioner and ESF alum Joe Martens is the new head of the NY Offshore Wind Alliance. 8/7/17Read More

Watertown Daily Times: Robots, drones abound at STEM day camp (8/16)

Workshops for STEM day camp included an ESF-hosted workshop on renewable energy. 8/4/17

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Daily Messenger: Local lumberjack is climing the ranks (8/16)

ESF alum Matt Marks is making a run for the national timbersports championship. 8/4/17

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Syracuse New Times: Women Who Farm (8/15)

Two ESF alumni are included in a Syracuse New Times feature paying homage to women farmers. 8/9/17Read More

WRVO: Why Lyme disease is so prevalent in central New York (8/7)

ESF's Dr. Brian Leydet was interviewed on WRVO about what makes NY state such a good location for Lyme disease. 7/29/17Read More

Brookings Register: From professor to performer (8/4)

Featured in the Brookings Register, ESF alum Thomas Chase is a plant pathologist and a one-man band. 7/24/17Read More

Upstate Health: Mystery at the Lake (8/4)

ESF's Dr. John Hassett is one of the researchers studying recently discovered DDT-like chemicals in Onondaga Lake, most likely left over from Allied. Pages 20-21 7/17Read More

Finger Lakes Times: Ontario County students get Casella scholarships (8/4)

Recipients of the Casella Environmental Waste Management scholarship include three ESF students. 7/27/17Read More

Oneida Daily Dispatch: 3 join Delta Engineers (8/4)

Delta Engineers recognizes new hires, including ESF Ranger School alumna Rachel Barnhart. 7/22/17Read More

Spectrum Going Green: Tadpoles and transgenic trees (8/4)

This week's Going Green features ESF research on how tadpoles interact with transgenic chestnut leaves. 7/30/17Read More

The Atlantic: Are Commercial Wildflowers Ever Truly 'Wild'? (7/27)

Dr. Greg McGee is quoted in an Atlantic article on the role of the florist industry in conserving native wildflower species. 7/24/17Read More

Adirondack Explorer: Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation Opens New Location (7/24)

Freshly moved to Saranac Lake, the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation includes ESF students among its field staff and collaborators. 7/19/17Read More

WSKG: What Can We Learn From This Year's Flooding On Lake Ontario? (7/24)

With Lake Ontario flooding finally abating, Dr. Greg Boyer talks about lessons learned for future management. 7/19/17Read More

The Namibian: Turkey donates bakkie to research station (7/24)

Dr. Scott Turner is quoted on Turkey's donation of equipment to a Namibian research station. 7/7/17Read More

Eagle News: Deer tick population a problem in DeWitt (7/24)

ESF's Dr. Brian Leydet is mentioned. 7/6/17Read More

New York Upstate: Sylvan Beach, Verona state park close swimming areas again due to algae blooms (7/24)

NY beaches are already closing due to algae blooms. Dr. Greg Boyer says it's likely to be a bad year. 7/19/17Read More

Orion Podcast: Robin Wall Kimmerer on the Language of Animacy (7/20)

Orion Podcast interviewed Robin Kimmerer on science, ethnobotany, and the language of personhood in nature. 7/17Read More

Spectrum Going Green: Controlling the deer population (7/19)

Dr. Brian Underwood answers questions about the most effective ways to control deer population. 7/16/17Read More

Deep Root: Where Should We Plant Urban Trees? (7/17)

ERE researchers collaborated on a recent study taking a look at the best locations to plant urban trees. 7/3/17Read More

Planet Forward: 'Amaru Mayu': Mother serpent of the world (7/17)

ESF grad student Tomasz Falkowski published a piece on the Amazon after his recent trip to Brazil. 7/10/17Read More

Foreign Affairs: Senator Schumer urges federal action on Lyme disease (7/14)

President Wheeler and Dr. Melissa Fierke joined Senator Schumer recently in a call for more research and education on Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses. 7/8/17Read More

Syracuse.com: CNY students to investigate health of Onondaga Lake watershed (7/14)

ESF students are participating in a summer program that lets high school students help investigate the health of Onondaga Lake watershed. 7/7/17Read More

Press Herald: Maine Voices: We must learn to live with ‘coyotes’ (7/14)

ESF research on coyotes is included in an article on whether Maine's efforts to control coyotes are worth it. 7/2/17Read More

Muskoka Region: Bountiful berries to enjoy throughout the summer season (7/14)

Robin Kimmerer's "braiding Sweetgrass" is quoted in an article advising gardeners on berry plants that can be grown in back yards. 6/29/17Read More

Spectrum Going Green: Deer in Urban Areas (7/14)

Dr. Brian Underwood shares insights from his work on the management of urban deer populations. 7/9/17Read More

Syracuse.com: DeWitt expects to start work to reduce deer population this winter (6/30)

DeWitt is collaborating with ESF and Cornell Cooperative Extension on a deer management plan. 6/27/17Read More

News Channel 9: Town of DeWitt working on deer management plan (6/30)

DeWitt is collaborating with ESF and Cornell Cooperative Extension on a deer management plan. 6/28/17Read More

New York Upstate: Ticks likely to flourish this summer in Upstate NY - and that's bad for humans (6/30)

ESF's Dr. Brian Leydet is quoted on this summer's tick outlook. 6/29/17Read More

Wayne Post: On the prowl for perilous weed in the Finger Lakes (6/30)

An ESF student is interning with the DEC this summer to remove dangerous and invasive giant hogweed from the New York countryside. 6/29/17 — Read More

Adirondack Almanack: Non-Native Jellyfish Found In Newcomb ‘Heritage Lake’ (6/30)

An ESF undergrad is studying the appearance of a non-native jellyfish in a previously pristine Adirondack lake. 6/18/17Read More

PLOS Blogs: Immediate and Lasting Impact: Top Ten New Species of 2017 (6/30)

PLOS interviewed President Wheeler on the impact of the Top 10 Species. 6/19/17Read More

Spectrum Going Green: Onondaga Lake Fishery (6/30)

This Going Green features the work of Dr. Neil Ringler to restore Onondaga Lake's fish populations. 5/28/17Read More

Penn State Ag Sciences: Return of the Ents (6/30)

ESF's Chestnut Project is included in an article on restoring the American chestnut. 5/15/17Read More

Sun Community News: Masten House is now a showpiece (6/30)

ESF Newcomb's Masten House was featured in Sun Community News. 6/22/17Read More

WalletHub: 2017’s Best Beach Towns to Live in (6/30)

ESF's Dr. Sharon Moran shares advice for people considering beachfront living. 6/28/17

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Thousand Island Life: River Projects Receive Great Lakes Research Consortium Funding (6/30)

ESF-based Great Lakes Research Consortium is supporting river research and conservation projects with grant funding. 6/13/17Read More

Talking Biotech: Biotech, Forest Restoration and Conservation (6/30)

ESF's American Chestnut Project is discussed in this episode of Talking Biotech Podcast. 6/3/17Read More

Daily Orange: Benzinger: What’s in your drinking water? This website finally lets NY residents know for sure. (6/30)

Dr. Sharon Moran is quoted in an article on a new website that lets NYS residents easily find data on their water quality. 6/23/17Read More

Faculty Focus: Contradictions in How We Think about Teaching (6/30)

Dr. Robin Kimmerer is quoted in an article on improving approaches to teaching. 6/28/17Read More

Biomass Magazine: ARC awards $1.5 million to support biorefinery center at ASC (6/28)

Biomass Magazine reports on a new grant supporting the research biorefinery being built by a collaboration between ESF and Alfred State University. 6/16/17Read More

Nature Blogs: Recovery: Second Chance for Yankee Cottontails (6/28)

ESF researcher Amanda Cheeseman is included in an article on the work to conserve the plummeting populations of the native New England cottontail rabbit. 6/7/17Read More

Cohen Lab: Baltimore Woods Joins Continental Bird Monitoring Network (6/28)

ESF researchers and officers of Onondaga Audubon Society Alison Kocek and Michelle Stantial were instrumental in adding Baltimore Woods to a continental bird monitoring network. 6/15/17Read More

Indian Country Today: Native American Students Can Combine Traditional and Scientific Knowledge at SUNY ESF (6/22)

Indian Country Today features ESF's Center for Native Peoples and the Environment and ESF's new degree in blended scientific and traditional ecological knowledge. 6/20/17Read More

WRVO: Wet spring could lead to more harmful algae blooms this summer (6/22)

WRVO interviewed Dr. Greg Boyer on this summer's algae bloom outlook. 6/19/17Read More

WRVO: Syracuse deer count underway in effort to start curbing herd growth (6/22)

ESF's Dr. Brian Underwood is working on an updated count of Syracuse's urban deer to prepare for a city management plan. 6/21/17Read More

North Country Public Radio: Wet spring could lead to more harmful algae blooms this summer (6/22)

Dr. Greg Boyer was interviewed on NCPR about this summer's outlook for toxic algae blooms. 6/21/17Read More

Eagle News: State Parks unveils plans for education center, boardwalk at Green Lakes (6/19)

ESF is working with Green Lakes State Park to build a new environmental education center at the park. 6/2/17Read More

Syracuse.com: Nottingham High School Students Win Award at 2017 SUNY ESF Environmental Summit (6/19)

Syracuse.com reports on students who won awards at the 2017 ESF Environmental Summit. 6/16/17Read More

Olean Times Herald: Biorefinery adds $1.5M to grant total thanks to ARC (6/19)

The Alfred State/ESF biorefinery project has received additional support from the Appalacian Regional Commission. 6/15/17Read More

New York Upstate: Toxic blue-green algae blooms could 'explode' soon in Upstate NY (6/16)

Dr. Greg Boyer says this summer's outlook for toxic blue-green algae blooms doesn't look good. 6/14/17Read More

Scientia: Professor René Germain – Strategies For Sustainable Forest Management (6/16)

Scientia highlights ESF's Rene Germain and his work to improve sustainable forest management. 6/7/17

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SUNY: Rats, Ants… Tomatoes? Meet the Top 10 New Species in 2017 (6/16)

The SUNY blog reports on the 2017 ESF Top Ten Species. 6/17Read More

WAER: CNY Supporters of the Paris Accord Concerned About Long-Term Consequences (6/16)

ESF students and faculty are included in an article on local reactions to Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris Accords. 6/2/17Read More

CNY Central: All about ticks at the Marcellus Free Library (6/16)

ESF assistant professor Brian Leydet held an information session on ticks and Lyme disease last week at the Marcellus Free Library. 6/6/17Read More

Australian Broadcasting Corporation: 'Beautiful' bush tomato plant discovered in northern Australia named in top 10 new species (6/16)

ABC takes a look at a native Australian species that made the 2017 ESF Top 10 Species list. 5/29/17Read More

Syracuse.com: Wet spring in CNY spells 'banner year' for allergies (6/16)

Dr. Don Leopold was interviewed on this summer's pollen forecast. 6/13/17

Oswego County Today: G. Ray Bodley Student Wins Award At SUNY-ESF Environmental Summit (6/15)

Oswego County Today reports on the recent 2017 ESF Environmental Summit. 6/9/17Read More

Syracuse.com: Sharpshooters? Birth control? How will next mayor tackle Syracuse's deer problem? (6/15)

Syracuse.com asks Syracuse mayoral candidates how they would work with ESF to manage the city's urban deer problem. 6/12/17Read More

Syracuse New Times: The Hills Are Alive (6/15)

ESF Newcomb's Adirondack Interpretive Center is on a listing of cultural highlights of the Adirondacks. 6/14/17Read More

Hyperallergenic: One Landscape Architect’s Quest to Understand the American Campsite (6/15)

ESF's Martin Hogue recently published a book documenting his quest to understand the American campground. — Read More

New York Upstate: Black fly season can feel like a horror movie: Here's how to avoid bites, escape swarms (6/15)

Black fly season is gearing up. ESF's Kim Adams is interviewed on how to deal with them. 6/2/17Read More

Livingston County News: Grant to fund study of harmful algal blooms in Honeoye Lake (6/6)

ESF-based Great Lakes Research Consortium has awarded a $25,000 grant to study algal blooms in Honeoye Lake. 5/28/17Read More

Biomass Magazine: DOE: Biomass powers military base in upstate New York (6/6)

Biomass Magazine reports on the collaboration between Fort Drum and ESF's Willow Project. 5/15/17Read More

New Paltz Oracle: Divestment is the Real Investment (6/6)

Inspired by ESF's divestment from fossil fuels, students at SUNY New Paltz are also pushing for divestment. 5/11/17Read More

Chicago Tribune: In 2016, scientists discovered 18,000 new species. Now meet the Top 10 (6/6)

The Chicago Tribune reports on the 2017 Top 10 Species. 5/22/17Read More

Sun Community News: Schroon Lake kindergarteners have hoot with owl pellets (6/6)

ESF collaborated with Schroon Lake Central to bring environmental education workshops to kids. 5/12/17Read More

Phys.org: American chestnut rescue will succeed, but slower than expected (6/6)

ESF's American Chestnut Project is featured in a Phys.org look at the methods being deployed to restore the American chestnut. 5/16/17Read More

Syracuse.com: Capping of Onondaga Lake closes a chapter but it's not the end of the story (6/6)

Dr. Neil Murphy celebrates the clean-up of contaminated sediment from Onondaga Lake, but says it isn't the end of the lake's restoration. 5/12/17Read More

WRVO: Green Lakes State Park to get more renovations (6/6)

ESF is working with Green Lakes State Park to build a new environmental education center at the park. 6/1/17

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New York Upstate: Adirondack black fly update: They're out -- and they're biting (6/5)

AEC research assistant Natasha Karniski is quoted in a New York Upstate article on the beginning of black fly season. 5/26/17Read More

The Sun: Motorists urged to watch out for turtles (6/5)

Ron Giegerich is quoted in The Sun on the danger of cars to turtles during breeding season. 5/31/17Read More

North Country Public Radio: An “in-tents” infestation (6/1)

ESF's Dr. Douglas Allen is included in a story on tent caterpillars. 5/28/17Read More

Philly.com: Pa. 7th graders help name new 'bloody' plant species (5/30)

Philly.com shares the story of how a class of 7th graders helped name the 'Solanum ossicruentum' bush tomato on this year's Top 10 Species. 5/22/17Read More

Brewster's Hamlet Pub: Restoring American Chestnut Tree Population (5/26)

Green Chimneys Clearpool Campus, the TACF New York Chapter and ESF's American Chestnut Project recently collaborated for a student tree planting program. 5/23/17Read More

Syracuse.com: Climate scientists are 21st century prophets; will we listen? (5/26)

A letter to the editor from ESF alum Ethan Bodnaruk argues against the idea that religion and environmental science are mutually incompatible. 5/24/17Read More

TreeHugger: 10 most exquisite new species for 2017 (5/26)

TreeHugger features the Top 10 Species of 2017 in a beautiful full color slideshow. 5/22/17Read More

One Page News: 850 students participate in SUNY ESF science fair (5/26)

One News Page reports on the 2017 ESF Environmental Challenge science fair, held last weekend at the Carrier Dome. 5/23/17Read More

LiveScience: Dragon Ant, Devil Orchid Star in Top 10 Newfound Species (5/26)

LiveScience features this year's Top 10 newly discovered species. 5/24/17Read More

WAER: Special Series: Syracuse Parks Celebrate 100 Years, But Many Pre-Date Creation of Department (5/26)

Dr. George Curry is quoted on WAER, in a piece on the history of Syracuse's parks and green spaces. 5/22/17Read More

Yahoo! News: In 2016, scientists discovered 18,000 new species. (5/26)

The 2017 Top 10 Species are in Yahoo News. 5/22/17Read More

Adirondack Almanack: Wetland Monitoring Sites Established in Adirondack Park (5/26)

ESF, the NYS DEC and Paul Smiths are working together to monitor wetlands ecologies in the Adirondacks. 5/23/17Read More

North Country Now: 48 get degrees from Ranger School in Wanakena (5/26)

North Country Now reports on the graduation ceremony at ESF's Ranger School. 5/24/17Read More

WAER: What is Science Finding - and Losing - in New Species of Animals, Plants, Insects? (5/26)

WAER interviewed Dr. Quentin Wheeler on the Top 10 Species, the importance of species discovery and biodiversity. 5/23/17Read More

CNet: Top 10 new species list honours 'Game of Thrones' (5/26)

CNet reports on the 2017 Top 10 Species. 5/17Read More

Spectrum Going Green: Losing Forest (5/26)

Dr. Giorgos Mountrakis is using historical satellite date to document US forest loss. 5/21/17Read More

Adirondack Almanack: Philosophers’ Camp: Beowulf And Grendel By Canoe (5/26)

The Adirondack Almanack reports on the upcoming 2017 Philosopher's Camp at ESF's Newcomb Campus. 5/24/17Read More

LA Times: In 2016, scientists discovered 18,000 new species. Now meet the Top 10 (5/26)

The LA Times reports on 2017's top 10 newly discovered species. 5/22/17Read More

Washington Post: ‘Drogon’ the ant on annual Top 10 list of new species (5/22)

This year's Top 10 Species is in the Washington Post. 5/19/17Read More

Phys.org: ESF lists Top 10 new species for 2017 (5/22)

Phys.org reports on the Top 10 Species of 2017. 5/19/17Read More

Daily Mail: Scientists reveal the top 10 new species of 2017 (5/22)

The Daily Mail covers the 2017 Top 10 Species. 5/21/17Read More

Minority Reporter: SUNY ESF Names Nosa Egiebor Provost and Executive Vice President (5/18)

Minority Reporter covered the announcement of Nosa Egiebor as ESF's new provost. 5/16/17Read More

Syracuse.com: SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry names Nosa Egiebor new provost (5/18)

Dr. Nosa Egiebor's appointment as ESF's new provost was in Syracuse.com. 5/15/17Read More

Spectrum News Going Green: Coyotes in New York (5/18)

This week's Going Green features Dr. Jaqueline Frair and her research on coyotes. 5/14/17Read More

Auburn Citizen: SUNY-ESF students propose landscape designs, visitor center site for Harriet Tubman park (5/12)

ESF Landscape Architecture students are lending their skills to develop proposals for the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park in Auburn. 5/7/17Read More

WAER: Are Contaminants from Pharmaceuticals, Personal Care Products, and Pesticides in Onondaga Lake? (5/12)

ESF researchers have received grants to examine Onondaga Lake for contaminants from pharmaceuticals and personal care products. Dr. Greg Boyer is quoted. 5/517Read More

Watertown Daily Times: The Ranger School in Wanakena continues to train students at scenic Adirondack campus (5/12)

The ESF Ranger School is featured in Watertown Daily Times. 5/7/17Read More

Daily Orange: Here’s the rundown on where SU school and college convocation ceremonies will be this weekend (5/12)

The Daily Orange reports on the activities and schedules for 2017 graduation events at SU and ESF. 5/8/17Read More

Syracuse.com: Onondaga Lake restoration projects fulfill decades of dreaming (5/12)

ESF professors Neil Ringler and Don Leopold submitted a letter to Syracuse.com encouraging public support for upcoming restoration and recreation projects for Onondaga Lake. 5/9/17Read More

EIN News: Biomass Powering a Military Base in Upstate New York (5/12)

EIN News reports on the collaboration between ESF's Willow Project and Fort Drum, which generates much of its electricity with a biomass power plant. 5/9/17Read More

Motherboard: The March for Science Forced Scientists to Talk Straight to the Public (5/11)

Dr. Paul Hirsch is featured in a Motherboard article on the March for Science and the need for public science communication. 4/24/17Read More

Watertown Daily Times: Hooks and Antlers: DEC’s annual fish assessment report bears bad news (5/11)

ESF's Thousand Islands Biological Station contributed to the NYS DEC's annual report on the state's fisheries.4/23/17Read More

Syracuse New Times: March Calls Attention To Political Science Friction (5/11)

Jack Manno and ESF students are included in Syracuse New Times coverage of the Syracuse March for Science. 4/26/17Read More

Connecting Populations of New England Cottontail (5/5)

The research of ESF grad student Amanda Cheeseman is included in this article on conservation of the struggling New England cottontail population. 4/17Read More

CNN: Grave injustice: Park restores dignity to fallen Americans (5/5)

John Auwaerter, co-director of ESF's Center for Cultural Landscape Preservation, collaborated with the National Park Service to restore Poplar Grove National Cemetery. 4/28/17Read More

Daily Orange: SUNY-ESF administrator works to restock Onondaga Lake with state’s once abundant Atlantic salmon (5/5)

The Daily Orange reports on Dr. Neil Ringler's work to re-establish a breeding population of native Atlantic salmon in Onondaga Lake. 5/1/17Read More

Adirondack Daily Enterprise: ‘Archangels’ blesses readers with passion for Adirondacks (5/5)

Legendary ESF professor Dr. Edwin Ketchledge is the inspiration for a new book on the Adirondacks. 5/3/17

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Syracuse.com: Oswego County divers discover rare 19th century boat in Oneida Lake (5/5)

Dr. Susan Anagnost helped identify a rare 19th century shipwreck in Oneida Lake. 5/2/17Read More

News Channel 9: Some ticks found to carry virus worse than Lyme disesase (5/5)

ESF Professor Bryan Leydet is quoted in a Channel 9 News story on the tick-borne Powassan virus. 5/3/17Read More

Outdoor Wire: DEC and Great Lakes Research Consortium Award $136,591 in Research Grants (5/5)

The Great Lakes Research Consortium, based at ESF, has given out Over $135,000 in grants to Great Lakes conservation projects. 5/5/17Read More

Smithsonian Magazine: How Humble Moss Healed the Wounds of Thousands in World War I (5/3)

Dr. Robin Kimmerer talks about how the medicinal properties of moss sustained medical efforts for wounded soldiers in World War I. — Read More

The Conversation: Is the paper industry getting greener? Five questions answered (4/27)

Gary Scott writes for the Conversation on the sustainability of paper and the improved environmental responsibiilty of the paper industry. 4/26/17Read More

Daily Orange: 3 years from its target, SUNY-ESF continues implementing the updated Vision 2020 strategic plan (4/26)

The Daily Orange takes a look at ESF's Vision 2020 plan and how the college is progressing on its targets. 4/23/17Read More

Earth Island Journal: Marching for Indigenous Science (4/26)

Robin Kimmerer is included in an article on the letter calling for support of indigenous sciences in the March for Science. 4/21/17Read More

Environmental Research Web: ERL celebrates award winners for 2016 (4/26)

ESF's Mary Collins and her co-writers were awarded Best Article of 2016 by Environmental Research Letters for their study on pollution and low-income communities. 4/20/17Read More

Adirondack Daily Enterprise: Historic sweep for Smitties (4/26)

The ESF Woodsmen competed this weekend in the northeast qualifiers for the national timbersports championships. 4/24/17Read More

Syracuse.com: Syracuse's annual 'Girls Summit' to encourage careers in science, technology (4/26)

ESF women will be among the workshop leaders for the upcoming Girls Summit on April 29. 4/19/17Read More

Oneida Daily Dispatch: Busy slate ahead for City of Oneida, improvement groups (4/26)

The City of Oneida and the ESF students partnering with it are continuing to pursue feedback and fine-tuning of their improvement plan for the city's downtown. 4/15/17Read More

The Conversation: Why Native Americans do not separate religion from science (4/26)

Indigenous Sciences letter co-writer Rosalyn LaPier includes mention of co-writer Robin Kimmerer in her article in the Conversation. 4/23/17Read More

Indian Country Today: Indigenous Scholars Endorse D.C. March for Science (4/26)

Robin Kimmerer is included in coverage of the Indigenous Sciences movement as part of the March for Science. 4/22/17Read More

News Channel 9: Ticks could be out in high numbers in 2017 (4/26)

ESF graduate student Nick Piedmonte is quoted in a Channel 9 news piece on the outlook for ticks in New York state this summer. 4/11/17Read More

Buzzfeed: These Native American Scholars Marched For Indigenous Science (4/26)

Robin Kimmerer's speech at the DC March for Science is highlighted in the article. 4/22/17Read More

The Atlantic: How The March For Science Finally Found Its Voice (4/26)

Robin Kimmerer is included in The Atlantic's coverage of the March for Science. 4/23/17Read More

USA Today: These 5 colleges are green year-round, not just on Earth Day (4/26)

ESF is #2 on a USA Today list of green colleges. 4/22/17Read More

Auburn Citizen: Tubman national park in Auburn: Preservation, partnerships and plans for $30M visitor center (4/26)

ESF's Center for Cultural Landscape Preservation is working with the National Park Service to develop the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park in Auburn. 4/23/17Read More

The Intercept: Why They March: "Science and Scientists are Under Attack" (4/26)

Robin Kimmerer was one of the March for Science speakers highlighted in The Intercept. 4/22/17Read More

Syracuse.com: Seeds of faith and hope await planting at Brady Farm (4/19)

ESF alumna Alice Gallagher is included in a Syracuse.com article on The Brady Faith Center and community farm. 4/7/17Read More

Washington Post: Salt from icy roads is contaminating North America’s lakes (4/19)

Dr. James Gibbs is quoted on a new study that looks at contamination of North American lakes and other bodies of water by road salt. 4/10/17Read More

News Channel 9: SUNY ESF could be hit hard by Trump's proposed EPA cuts (4/19)

Dr. Colin Beier was interviewed on how EPA cuts might affect research funding for ESF faculty. 4/14/17Read More

TWC Going Green: Black Ducks (4/19)

Part 2 of a look at ESF research on native black ducks and why their numbers are declining. 4/9/17Read More

New York Upstate: Can Atlantic salmon thrive again in once, highly polluted CNY lake? (4/19)

Dr. Neil Ringler is working to re-establish a breeding population of Atlantic salmon in Onondaga Lake. 4/7/17Read More

Toronto Star: How road salt is contaminating North America’s lakes (4/19)

Dr. James Gibbs is quoted on a new study that looks at road salt contamination in North American lakes and other bodies of water. 4/10/17Read More

Addison Independent: Climate may challenge sugarmakers: Maples at risk from global warming (4/19)

Vermont's Addison County Independent includes ESF research in an article on climate change and how it's affecting maple sugarmaking. 4/6/17Read More

WAER: Heading Outdoors? SUNY ESF Professor Offers Tick and Lyme Disease Tips as Warmer Temps Settle in (4/19)

ESF's Dr. Bryan Lydet was interviewed by WAER recently on ticks and Lyme disease. 4/14/17Read More

Toronto Star: Science finds a way to bring back the American chestnut tree (4/19)

The Toronto Star reports on ESF's American Chestnut Project. 3/18/17Read More

TWC Going Green: Wine Flour (4/19)

This week's TWC Going Green looks at an ESF alumna and entrepreneur whose business is turning fruit pulp from wine-making into delicious, nutritious flour. 4/16/17Read More

Scientific American: Do Baby Eels Use Magnetic Maps to Hitch a Ride on the Gulf Stream? (4/19)

ESF's Dr. Karin Limburg is quoted in Scientific American on a new study investigating the source of eels' 'GPS' sense. 4/17/17Read More

Daily Orange: SUNY-ESF pledges to not use bee-toxic pesticides after designation as ‘pollinator friendly campus’ (4/19)

ESF has joined the Center for Food Safety's BEE Protective campaign. 4/16/17Read More

WAER: ESF Speaker Bill McKibben on Climate Change: "The Biggest Thing Human Beings Have Ever Done" (4/19)

WAER reports on Bill McKibben's Earth Week keynote talk at ESF on Monday. 4/17/17Read More

Daily Orange: SUNY-ESF team receives portion of state grant to manage overpopulation of white-tailed deer (4/19)

The Daily Orange reported on a Syracuse grant for deer management, which includes work by Brian Underwood on developing a plan. 4/9/17Read More

News Channel 9: ESF's 'Oakie the Acorn' wins SUNY Mascot Madness Championship (4/7)

Oakie's win in this year's SUNY Mascot Madness made it onto the evening news! 4/6/17Read More

News Channel 9: SUNY ESF's 'Oakie' in championship round of SUNY's Mascot Madness competition (4/7)

Oakie the Acorn was on the evening news after he made it to the finals in SUNY Mascot Madness. 4/3/17Read More

Ted & Amy in the Morning April 4 show (4/7)

Oakie got coverage during his SUNY Mascot Madness run on the morning show. 4/4/17Read More

SUNY blog: Mascot Madness 2017: And the winner is… (4/7)

The winner of SUNY Mascot Madness 2017 is Oakie the Acorn! 4/6/17Read More

SESYNC: Environmental Research Letters Names SESYNC-Supported Study Best of 2016 (4/7)

The journal Environmental Research Letters recognized an environmental justice study led by ESF's Dr. Mary Collins as their best article of 2016. 3/28/17Read More

The Winnower: Science AMA Series: ESF American Chestnut Project (4/4)

The Winnower archived the Reddit Science AMA held in March by the research team for the American Chestnut Project. 3/17Read More

Daily Orange: SUNY-ESF researchers brace for possible EPA funding cuts (4/4)

ESF faculty weigh in on the possible effects of proposed EPA budget cuts to environmental science research. 4/3/17Read More

Audubon New York: SUNY-ESF adjunct professor awarded state department funding to monitor wetlands (4/4)

Timothy Howard, NY Natural Heritage Program director of science and ESF adjunct professor, recently received more than $100,000 from the US Department of State for an initiative to monitor the health of wetlands along the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario. 2/17Read More

Oneida Daily Dispatch: Attendance grows for ESF-OC3 downtown Oneida workshop (4/4)

An ESF partnership with the City of Oneida is working to craft a plan to improve Oneida's downtown. The second planning workshop doubled the attendance over the first one. 3/25/17Read More

TWC Going Green: The History of Ducks in New York (4/4)

This week's TWC Going Green features ESF research aiming to understand and conserve native black ducks. 4/2/17Read More

News Channel 9: SUNY ESF's 'Oakie' in championship round of SUNY's Mascot Madness competition (4/4)

Oakie the Acorn was on News Channel 9 last night, for making it into the finals of SUNY Mascot Madness. 4/3/17Read More

TWC News: Climate Change Advocates Criticize Trump Policy (4/4)

In the wake of environmental policy changes by the Trump administration, TWC news interviewed ESF students on their opinions of the changes. 3/29/17Read More

CNYCentral: Coyote lecture series with SUNY ESF (4/4)

CNYCentral reports on the spring 2017 Dale Travis lecture on coyotes in the eastern woodlands, by Jacqueline Frair. 3/28/17Read More

Syracuse.com: State gives $200,000 grant to fix deer problems in Syracuse, DeWitt (4/4)

ESF is a partner in the grant, which includes funds for Brian Underwood to develop a management plan for the deer. 3/30/17 Read More

CNYCentral: DEC: Take down bird feeders this week to avoid black bear sightings (4/4)

ESF's Ron Giegerich features in an article on bears as they emerge from winter hibernation. 3/27/17Read More

Daily Orange: SUNY-ESF and Nature Conservancy partner to ensure forest is ‘climate-resilient’ (3/29)

ESF is working with the Nature Conservancy on an initiative to increase climate resilience for the forest on the Tug Hill Plateau. 3/26/17Read More

TWC Going Green: Going Green: Wetlands Along Lake Ontario (3/29)

This week's TWC Going Green: ESF's Tim Howard is working on an initiative to monitor the health of St. Lawrence & Lake Ontario wetlands. 3/24/17Read More

Clarence Bee: As Clarence undergoes increased development, its agrarian past remains alive and well (3/27)

ESF alum Steve Blabac and his wife are first generation farmers who use their own experiences to educate people who are interested in becoming farmers. 3/22/17Read More

Crop Biotech Update: ESF Scientists Develop Transgenic American Chestnut Trees (3/27)

Crop Biotech Update ran an abstract for ESF's latest press release on the progress of the American Chestnut Project and its research. 3/15/17Read More

Christian News Today: Science finds a way to bring back the American chestnut tree (3/27)

Christian News Today reports on the progress of ESF's American Chestnut Project. 3/19/17Read More

Cape Cod Times: Frontiers in biotechnology hold vast promise (3/27)

Biotechnology initiatives such as the American Chestnut Project may hold promise for the previously bleak future of many species. 3/22/17Read More

Oneida Daily Dispatch: Downtown improvement efforts: 2nd ESF-OC3 workshop scheduled for Saturday (3/27)

An ESF partnership with the City of Oneida is working to craft a plan to improve Oneida's downtown. The second workshop was held this past Saturday. 3/19/17Read More

LiveScience: Still King: Why Kong Dwarfs Today's Beasts (3/27)

ESF's Mark Lomolino is quoted in a LiveScience story about the new Kong movie and the science of gigantism. 3/11/17Read More

Christian Science Monitor: How Galápagos giant tortoises have made a comeback (3/27)

James Gibbs and his work to restore the Galapagos tortoises is in the Christian Science Monitor. 3/22/17Read More

Daily Orange: Maple Day displays tapping at Thornden Park (3/27)

ESF students participated in a recent workshop in tapping maple trees to make syrup at Thornden Park. 3/19/17Read More

Press Connects: Spring Frolic raises funds for Rogers Center (3/27)

Robin Kimmerer is this year's guest of honor for the Spring Frolic Fundraiser in Sherburne, NY. 3/21/17Read More

Old Dominion: SUNY Environmental Biologist to Deliver Lytton J. Musselman Natural History Lecture (3/22)

Dr. Robin Kimmerer will deliver the next Lytton Musselman Natural History Lecturer at Old Dominion this week. 3/17Read More

News Channel 9: Blacklegged "Deer" Ticks active on mild winter days (3/22)

Researchers from Dr. Melissa Fierke's lab were interviewed on WSYR about about blacklegged ticks. 3/7/17Read More

Clarkson University: Groups Meet at Clarkson University to Discuss How to Improve Algonquin to Adirondacks Conservation Corridor (3/22)

ESF was among the groups that met recently at Clarkson University to talk establishment of a wildlife corridor between Canada and the Adirondacks. 3/14/17Read More

Esquire: Meet Diego, father to hundreds, saver of his species. (3/22)

Dr. James Gibbs and other members of the tortoise conservation team discuss the success of their breeding programs, and the complications of managing genetic diversity in species restoration. 3/11/17Read More

CMNSDI: Robin Kimmerer Visits College of Menominee Nation (3/22)

Robin Kimmerer recently spoke at the College of Menominee Nation on her book "Braiding Sweetgrass." 3/14/17Read More

Syracuse.com: Deer tick warning: SUNY ESF tells students to be on lookout this winter (3/22)

Dr. Melissa Fierke's lab warns that with the weather warming, deer ticks are getting on the move again. 3/2/17Read More

Cornell Alliance for Science: Restoration forest project will showcase GMO chestnut trees (3/17)

The Cornell Alliance for Science reports on the ESF American Chestnut Project and their crowdfunder to raise funds for a restoration forest at Heiberg Forest. 3/15/17Read More

LongIsland.com: SUNY and CUNY Presidents Endorse Governor Cuomo's Excelsior Scholarship Program (3/17)

President Wheeler is among a number of SUNY and CUNY presidents who issued statements in support of Governor Cuomo's Excelsior Scholarship program. 3/14/17Read More

MongaBay: Americans live increasingly farther from forests — which is a problem for wildlife (3/17)

MongaBay reports on research by ESF's Sheng Yang and Dr. Giorgos Mountrakis showing that the average American now lives farther from forests than they did in 1990s. 3/14/17Read More

Greenwire: Federal fire policy may be based on faulty science (3/16)

ESF's Thomas Horton is quoted in an article on the controversy over whether dead wood helps or hinders the spread of wildfires. 3/9/17Read More

Canisius Griffin: Canisius USA devotes itself to divestment (3/16)

Canisius students are campaigning for divestment at their college after attending a divestment symposium at ESF. 3/10/17Read More

Daily Orange: Rally on International Women’s Day calls for Syverud to protect undocumented students on campus (3/16)

ESF students participated in an International Women's Day rally for undocumented students. 3/9/17Read More

ScienceDaily: Mighty American Chestnut poised for return to America's forests (3/16)

ESF's American Chestnut Project was in ScienceDaily in an article on the next phase of the project: planting orchards and a 'restoration forest' to improve the genetic diversity of the trees and produce nuts and seedlings for distribution. 3/6/17Read More

Daily Orange: Solar panel installment rate jumps more than 800 percent in central New York (3/13)

ESF's Dr. Richard Smardon is quoted in a Daily Orange article on the rise of solar panel installation in central NY. 3/7/17Read More

Daily Orange: Syracuse’s drinking water could indirectly be contaminated by the I-81 replacement project, some officials believe (3/13)

ESF faculty member Stephen Shaw is quoted in an article on concerns about the I-81 replacement project potentially contaminating the city's water supply. 3/6/17Read More

NY Times: Meet Diego, the Centenarian Whose Sex Drive Saved His Species (3/13)

Dr. James Gibbs and other members of the tortoise conservation team discussed the success of their breeding programs, and the complications of managing genetic diversity in species whose adult populations have in some cases dropped into the single digits. 3/11/17Read More

TWC News: County Cuts Down Number of Ash Trees to Prevent Emerald Ash Borer Spread (3/6)

TWC News interviewed ESF grad student Michael Jones on emerald ash borers. 3/1/17Read More

WRVO: Helping Tug Hill Plateau forest deal with climate change (3/6)

ESF researchers are collaboratomg with the NY Nature Conservancy to design a climate-resilient forest at Tug Hill. 3/2/17Read More

HigherEdJobs: How Mentoring Can Impact Your Job Search and Career (3/6)

Dean Lombard was interviewed by HigherEdJobs on mentoring and its impacts on your job search and career. 2/17Read More

Daily Orange:SUNY-ESF students have partnered with OC3 group to revitalize downtown Oneida (3/6)

ESF students are working with the Oneida City Center Committee to develop a plan to revitalize downtown Oneida. 3/5/17Read More

Tompkins Weekly: Sustainable Viticulture Systems: Turning wine by-products into flour (3/6)

ESF alumna Hillary Niver-Johnson was featured in Tompkins Weekly for her sustainable business, which makes gluten-free flour and baked goods out of winemaking by-products. 3/5/17Read More

ESF Professor in France (3/3)

Professor Ted Dibble was a recent guest at the University of Lille, northeast of Paris. He is beginning a collaboration with Professor Florent Louis of the Department of Physical Chemistry of Combustion and Atmospheric Processes. Dibble will help his host with studies of iodine chemistry in the atmosphere. Iodine plays a significant role in ozone formation above the ocean and was emitted in the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Louis will assist Dibble with studies of how the atmospheric chemistry of mercury influences its transfer into ecosystems. — Read More

Mashable: Americans should hug a tree while they still can (3/3)

ESF researchers Sheng Yang and Dr. Giorgos Mountrakis have released a new study showing that rural forests are being cut faster than forests closer to urban areas. 2/22/17Read More

Yahoo News: Hug a tree while you still can: U.S. forests are disappearing (3/3)

ESF researchers Sheng Yang and Dr. Giorgos Mountrakis have released a new study showing that the average distance between Americans and the nearest forest has expanded since 1990. 2/22/17Read More

Daily Orange: SUNY-ESF adjunct professor awarded state department funding to monitor wetlands (3/3)

ESF's Tim Howard received over $100,000 by the US Department of State to monitor the status of wetlands along the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario. 2/26/17Read More

UPI: Study: The forest is getting farther away, especially in rural America (3/3)

ESF researchers published a study finding that the forest is getting farther away, especially in rural America. 2/22/17Read More

Mother Nature Network: America's rural forests are shrinking (3/3)

A new study by ESF researchers finds that living in the country doesn't necessarily mean closer proximity to forested areas. 2/23/17Read More

New York Times: How Far to the Next Forest? A New Way to Measure Deforestation (3/2)

ESF researchers Sheng Yang and Dr. Giorgos Mountrakis are in the New York Times for their new study showing that the average American now lives farther from forests than they did in 1990s. 2/23/17Read More

Ducks Unlimited: SUNY Students Helping DU With Black Duck Research (3/2)

The Ducks Unlimited blog shared a story on ESF grad students who are researching the differences in migration patterns between black ducks and mallards. 2/17Read More

Watertown Daily times: New conservation project looks to help section of forest (3/2)

Dr. Greg McGee is quoted in a Watertown Daily Times article on a new forest conservation project underway on the Tug Hill Plateau. 2/23/17Read More

The Wire: Galapagos Giant Tortoises Make a Comeback, Thanks to Innovative Conservation Strategies (3/2)

The Wire syndicated James Gibbs' story on the restoration of the Galapagos tortoises. 2/25/17Read More

Fox Upper Michigan: Environmental Justice Work Group seeks to improve state guidelines, policy (3/2)

ESF alum Paul Mohai is one of the members of the new Environmental Justice Work Group, created by Michigan's governor to improve state policies and guidelines for issues such as the Flint water crisis. 2/15/17Read More

News Channel 2: College students bring messy lesson to Utica Children's Museum (3/1)

ESF students gave a fun and messy chemistry lesson last week at the Utica Children's Museum. 2/23/17Read More

Madison County Courier: “A Savory Celebration” ushers in new traditions for sixth annual ‘Spring Frolic’ to benefit Friends of Rogers (3/1)

This year's Rogers, NY 'spring Frolic' will include a special recognition of Robin Kimmerer. 2/22/17Read More

New York Upstate: Peepers in February? Early migrations? Warm month impacts Upstate NY critters (3/1)

ESF's Brian Underwood is quoted on this year's remarkably early spring & its impacts on wildlife. 2/27/17Read More

Daily Orange: Chemistry research lab at SUNY-ESF works to lessen the harsh side effects of chemotherapy (2/23)

The Daily Orange reports on Dr. Chris Nomura's work to develop a nanotech delivery system for more targeted, less harsh chemotherapy. 2/19/17Read More

WAER: Interest in Environmental Job Fair Strong Despite Looming Changes in Federal Policy (2/23)

WAER reports that despite uncertainty caused by the Trump administration's environmental policies, the environmental job sector remains strong. 2/22/17Read More

Phys.org: Farther from forest: 'Eye-opening' study says rural US loses forests faster than cities (2/23)

A new study by ESF researchers Sheng Yang and Dr. Giorgos Mountrakis shows that the average distance between Americans and the nearest forest has increased since 1990. 2/22/17Read More

News Channel 9: SUNY ESF professor: spring-like weather could be dangerous for crops (2/23)

Dr. Don Leopold warns that the unusually early spring weather could have negative effects on crops and other plants. 2/21/17 Read More

Washington Post: Americans once moved away from forests. Now forests are moving away from Americans. (2/23)

ESF researchers Sheng Yang and Dr. Giorgos Mountrakis have released a new study showing that the average distance between Americans and the nearest forest has expanded since 1990. 2/22/17Read More

Indian Country Media Network: Native American Students Can Combine Traditional and Scientific Knowledge at SUNY ESF (2/22)

Indian Country Media Network reports on ESF's new program combining science and indigenous environmental knowledge. 2/20/17Read More

Plattsburgh Press Republican: Events planned for winter break week (2/22)

ESF Newcomb Campus is one of the hosts of Camp Santanoni Winter Weekend, which will be held this weekend in Newcomb, NY. 2/21/17Read More

Oswego County Today: Riverside Cemetery Partners with SUNY ESF on GIS and Google Earth Tree Mapping (2/21)

ESF's Eddie Bevilacqua and two of his students helped Oswego generate a map and inventory of its trees and shrubs in Riverside Cemetery. 2/9/17Read More

WRVO: Trump Tuesday rally in Syracuse focuses on science, environment (2/21)

ESF researcher Michelle Stantial was interviewed on this week's Trump Tuesday rally, on science and the environment. 2/15/17Read More

TWC News: Trump Tuesday: A Weekly Occurrence in Downtown Syracuse (2/21)

Dr. Colin Beier is quoted in a TWC News article on the weekly Trump Tuesday community dialogues being held in Syracuse. 2/14/17Read More

Syracuse.com: Syracuse scientists, academics support carbon tax to mitigate climate change (2/21)

ESF scientists were among the authors of a Syracuse.com commentary on the need for a carbon tax to mitigate climate change. 2/15/17Read More

Oneida Daily Dispatch: COLLEGE CORNER: Cazenovia alum Stowell nets 1st collegiate goal (2/21)

ESF Mighty Oaks men were mentioned in a roundup of last week's college sports news in the Oneida Daily Dispatch. 2/20/17Read More

Daily Orange: Environmentalists and indigenous rights advocates at SUNY-ESF unite against completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline (2/16)

ESF staff and faculty including Dr. Jack Manno and Neil Patterson are included in a story on the Dakota Access Pipeline. 2/12/17Read More

Oneida Daily Dispatch: OC3, SUNY ESF teaming up to create vision for downtown Oneida (2/16)

ESF's Center for Community Design Research and nine students are partnering with the city of Oneida to develop a plan to improve downtown. 2/6/17Read More

Oneida Daily Dispatch: Passionate workshop for city center improvement at Oneida City Hall (2/16)

Over the weekend, ESF students hosted a successful workshop to develop a new plan for Oneida's downtown. 2/11/17Read More

The Conversation: Galapagos giant tortoises make a comeback, thanks to innovative conservation strategies (2/16)

Dr. James Gibbs takes a look at the remarkable success story of Galapagos tortoise recovery, and the innovative science that has made it possible. 2/15/17Read More

Daily News: Free programs at the NY Farm Show (2/7)

ESF is one of the partners in an instructional workshop series for NY landowners at this year's New York Farm Show. 2/7/17Read More

SU News: Imagining Governance: A Q&A with Jack Manno G'03 (2/7)

Dr. Jack Manno was interviewed in SU News on what Haudenosaunee governance can teach us about US political policy. 2/1/17Read More

Daily Orange: After getting laid off, this man has two successful businesses today (2/7)

Syracuse entrepreneur Eli Smith supports under-privileged students in many ways, including hiring new graduates from ESF's construction and sustainability programs. 2/2/17Read More

Knox VillageSoup: Learn to identify winter animal tracks at Feb. 4 program (1/31)

ESF alum Brett Willard will lead a workshop on winter animal tracks this weekend in Rockland, ME. 1/27/17Read More

Daily Orange: In a backward step for conservation, Onondaga County could seriously threaten its lake’s bald eagle population (1/31)

ESF doctoral student Alison Kocek, who is also president of the Onondaga Audubon Society, weighs in on protecting the Onondaga Lake bald eagle population. 1/23/17Read More

New York Upstate: Duck hunters' dilemma: 'We shot a mallard with a radio transmitter on its back' (1/31)

Hunters got in touch with ESF researchers after shooting a mallard that was part of a wildlife study. 1/24/17Read More

Auburn Citizen: Baltimore Woods Nature Center's new executive director looks to keep building community (1/31)

Baltimore Woods executive director and ESF alumna Whitney Lash-Marshall shares her goals for the nature center. 1/28/17Read More

Seed Spotlight: Alyson Weber (1/31)

ESF student Alyson Weber was selected for an exclusive community service and education program on homelessness and hunger. 1/17Read More

Auburn Citizen: Skaneateles native, engineer earns 40 Under Forty honors for career, volunteer work (1/31)

ESF alumna Meghan Myles Platt is on the CNY Business Journal list of 40 under Forty. 1/18/17Read More

Madison County Courier: Rogers to speak at Leadership Greater Syracuse event (1/30)

ESF President Quentin Wheeler will be among the speakers at an upcoming Leadership Greater Syracuse event on CNY colleges. 1/14/17Read More

WCAX: New trail system links travelers to lodging across Adirondacks (1/30)

Paul Hai of ESF Newcomb Campus is quoted in an article on expanding Adirondacks trails for sustainable tourism. 1/16/17Read More

Daily Orange: Thousands of protesters gather in New York City in peaceful Women’s March (1/30)

ESF alum Ward Moeller was among the 250,000-plus protesters in NYC's Women's March. 1/21/17Read More

Knox VillageSoup: 'The Architect in the Garden' Jan. 31 (1/30)

ESF alum Joshua Tompkins will give a public talk in Camden, ME this week as part of a horticulture lecture series. 1/23/17Read More

Daily Orange: Asian students comment on implications of a Trump presidency heading into Inauguration Day (1/30)

ESF students are included in an article on challenges faced by international students under Trump's administration. 1/18/17Read More

SUNY Blog: Research Aims to Target Cancer Cells Directly With A New “Trojan Horse” Drug (1/30)

Dr. Chris Nomura's development of a nanotech cancer therapy was covered in the SUNY blog. 1/17Read More

Daily Orange: How ordinary people can work to enact environmental policy under an anti-climate change Trump administration (1/30)

ESF professor Andrea Feldpausch-Parker is quoted in an article on environmental activism under Trump. 1/17/17Read More

Daily Orange: The Women’s March on Washington will go down in history as one of the United States’ most significant protests (1/30)

ESF student Cole Jermyn authored an op-ed on the recent Women's March in Washington DC. 1/19/17Read More

Popular Science: Scientists want to give the world a second chance at Caspian tigers (1/30)

ESF is working with the WWF and IUCN to re-introduce tigers into their old range in Central Asia. 1/23/17Read More

ScienceLine: The American chestnut tree has a good shot at making a comeback (1/30)

ScienceLine takes a look at competing methods to revive the American chestnut, including ESF's American Chestnut Project. 1/25/17Read More

New York Post: Scientists think tigers can thrive again in Central Asia (1/30)

ESF scientists are working with the World Wildlife Fund to re-introduce tigers to central Asia. 1/18/17Read More

Popular Science: Scientists want to give the world a second chance at Caspian tigers (1/27)

ESF scientists are working with the World Wildlife Fund to re-introduce tigers to central Asia. 1/23/17Read More

Knox VillageSoup: 'The Architect in the Garden' Jan. 31 (1/27)

ESF alum Joshua Tompkins will give a public talk in Camden next week as part of a horticulture lecture series. 1/23/17 — Read More

RF SUNY blog: Drug-laden “Trojan Horse” targets cancer cells (1/9)

Dr. Chris Nomura has developed a nanotech delivery system for safer and more effective chemotherapy. 01/17Read More

Eagle News: Baltimore Woods to welcome new executive director in the new year (1/9)

ESF alumna Whitney Lash-Marshall has been appointed the new executive director of Baltimore Woods Nature Center. 12/26/16Read More

MongaBay: ‘Racing against time’ to save the taguá and its vanishing Chaco home (1/9)

ESF alumna Silvia Saldivar is one of the scientists racing against time to protect the taguá, a rare species of peccary that lives in a part of South America rapidly being converted into cattle land. 1/5/17Read More

Transgenic News: Transgenic Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire (1/5)

ESF's American Chestnut Project is featured on the Transgenic News website. 12/24/16Read More

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle: A dog's death: A blue-green algae mystery (1/5)

The sad loss of a family pet is helping raise awareness of toxic algae in NY waters. Dr. Greg Boyer helped investigate the case. 12/27/16Read More

American Agriculturalist: Forestry experts will discuss how to earn more from your woodlots in 13 seminars at New York Farm Show. (1/5)

ESF is among the organizations offering workshops as part of this year's Woodlot Seminar series at the NY Farm Show. 12/28/16

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Motherboard: Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree, How Lovely Is Thy Climate Resiliency (1/5)

ESF's Dr. Don Leopold is quoted in a Motherboard article on how live Christmas trees may be affected by climate change. 12/24/16Read More