Environment & Science

EARTH DAY 2014
6:23 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Calling Attention to Climate Change for Earth Day

Credit Greening USA

 Central New Yorkers might see some new billboards and other messages next week urging people to think of the consequences of climate change and to do something about it.   Local organization Greening USA is launching an advocacy campaign on Earth Day to raise awareness about the impact of climate change.   Advocacy Committee Chair Peter Wirth says climate change is  more serious than most people think.

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Save the Rain project
8:42 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Downtown Bike Tour Shows Off Green Infrastructure

Save the Rain bike tour stopped at Erie Canal Museum to see rain garden and porous pavers used to divert water from sewers.
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

  About 30 people could be seen pedaling their bicycles around Onondaga County this weekend enjoying nature...but also learning about how green infrastructure is saving it.  The Save the Rain program was showing off some of the things the county is doing in its Downtown Bike Tour.

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Energy in the 21st Century
5:35 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Energy Experts in Syracuse Consider Possibilty of All-Renewable Future

What is our energy - and alternative energy - future?
Credit cepa.org

How will you be able to get the power you need for our technology-rich lifestyles in an affordable and sustainable way?  More than 400 experts and public officials gathered in East Syracuse to consider such questions at the Energy in the 21st Century conference. 

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Onondaga Lake Visitors' Center
5:39 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

“Birds of Onondaga Lake” Exhibit Reveals Beauty of Local Birds, Ecosystems

Part of Birds of Onondaga Lake Exhibit
John Savage

Birdwatchers and local spectators will be able to experience the wildlife of Onondaga Lake in pictures as part of a new exhibit. “Birds of Onondaga Lake” consists of wildlife photography of bald eagles and other birds. But according to Erin Crotty, President of Audubon New York, it also tells a story about a recovering habitat that is becoming a place for bird conservation.  

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New York State Canal Clean Sweep
5:54 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

NY Parks & Trail Urges Community Members to Participate in Canal Clean Up

This photo was taken at Camillus Erie Canal Park on the Cycling the Erie Canal Bike Tour. The next Clean Sweep for this location is Saturday, April 26.

The agencies that run the Erie Canal recreation trail and waterway are trying to get the community into the Earth Day spirit by having them sign up for clean-up events. This week the Canal Corporation and Parks and Trails New York will host its ninth annual Canal Clean Sweep. The Canalway Trail runs 277 miles and is open to a variety of recreation. Fran Gotcsik with Parks and Trails says people can get a group together, and they’ll find some work for them.

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