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.
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.
About two dozen activists held vigil today in front of the federal building in Syracuse urging President Obama to reject the expansion of the Keystone pipeline. The action follows the release late last week of the State Department’s final environmental impact review, on which the president is expected to base his decision. Long-time activist Sandy Porter says the process harms the environment from the time huge earth movers dig out the tar sands, to where they process it.
Dozens of Syracuse University students living on south campus starting this fall will be getting their heat and hot water from the sun. S-U has installed solar thermal panels on 20 buildings, which will serve 160 apartments.
WAER's Max Brady talked with S-U Sustainability Division Project Analyst and Public Relations Coordinator Brooke Wears.