Environment & Science http://waer.org en EPA Hosts Discussion Panel in Syracuse on New Proposed Regulations http://waer.org/post/epa-hosts-discussion-panel-syracuse-new-proposed-regulations <p>A few dozen Syracuse-area residents gathered today to talk about climate change at a community roundtable today hosted by EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 23:05:42 +0000 Hannah Warren & Sarah Brechbill 21209 at http://waer.org EPA Hosts Discussion Panel in Syracuse on New Proposed Regulations Science Camp at the MoST Engages Middle Schoolers With Onondaga Lake http://waer.org/post/science-camp-most-engages-middle-schoolers-onondaga-lake <p>Honeywell Summer Science Week at the Museum of Science and Technology, or the MoST, is underway this week. &nbsp; It began with water sampling and plant and wildlife monitoring, with a special boat navigating the waters of Onondaga Lake.</p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;“I’m happy to be with you today for the Honeywell Most Summer science week. I’m going to help you identify birds today.”</em></p><p>70 middle schoolers from around the area were on board the boat… identifying birds…</p><p><em>&nbsp;“look at him! Look out for the ostrich and the eagles”</em></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 17:42:54 +0000 Scott Willis & Sarah Brechbill 20766 at http://waer.org Science Camp at the MoST Engages Middle Schoolers With Onondaga Lake Environmental Research Group Reports Widespread Water Pollution in New York State http://waer.org/post/environmental-research-group-reports-widespread-water-pollution-new-york-state <p>New York’s rivers and lakes are still a dumping ground for polluters…and some of the worst are here in Upstate New York.&nbsp; That’s the assessment of the research group “Environment New York.”&nbsp; Their new report “Wasting Our Waters” points at Anheuser-Busch in Baldwinsville for dumping 1.4 &nbsp;million pounds of toxic waste into the Oswego River in 2010.&nbsp;</p><p>It also notes Eastman Kodak had the most discharges by toxicity with 12,000 pounds of toxic compounds released into the Genesee River. Environment New York Director Heather Leibowitz wants to see practices change.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:02:55 +0000 Chris Bolt & Hannah Warren 20390 at http://waer.org Environmental Research Group Reports Widespread Water Pollution in New York State Strong Carbon Rule for Power Plants Could Reduce Other Pollution, Improve Health, says SU Reseracher http://waer.org/post/strong-carbon-rule-power-plants-could-reduce-other-pollution-improve-health-says-su-reseracher <p>A Syracuse University Researcher is part of a team trying to get the most out of upcoming changes to carbon emissions from power plants.&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://eng-cs.syr.edu/our-departments/civil-and-environmental-engineering/research/carbon-co-benefits-research/">A new&nbsp;study&nbsp;</a>shows the right regulations could cut pollution that makes people sick, damages crops, and hurts the environment. Wed, 28 May 2014 13:09:20 +0000 Chris Bolt 18863 at http://waer.org Strong Carbon Rule for Power Plants Could Reduce Other Pollution, Improve Health, says SU Reseracher A Tiny Wasp, Flowering Tree, Fungus, Microbe part of Top 10 New Species List by ESF Intl Center http://waer.org/post/tiny-wasp-flowering-tree-fungus-microbe-part-top-10-new-species-list-esf-intl-center <p>Scientists identify thousands of new plants, animals, microbes, fungus and the like every year.&nbsp; And a center here in Syracuse keeps track.&nbsp;The&nbsp;science of taxonomy is being celebrated today with the Top 10 List of new species by the <a href="http://www.esf.edu/species/">International Institute for Species Exploration</a>. Fri, 23 May 2014 15:34:53 +0000 Chris Bolt 18663 at http://waer.org A Tiny Wasp, Flowering Tree, Fungus, Microbe part of Top 10 New Species List by ESF Intl Center