Scientists identify thousands of new plants, animals, microbes, fungus and the like every year. And a center here in Syracuse keeps track. The science of taxonomy is being celebrated today with the Top 10 List of new species by the International Institute for Species Exploration.
Could the way we feel be caused by environmental factors in Central New York ? That was one of several topics mentioned today during the Biotechnology Symposium at SUNY ESF. Former President Doctor Neil Murphy says the World Health Organization has determined that 90 percent of all diseases are either initiated or aggravated by environmental factors. A local collaborative to use biotechnology to improve human health concerns has been developed through State funding from the Governor.
44 years have passed since Earth Day was launched and it seems people are more mindful than ever before about reducing their carbon footprint. Adopting sustainable practices can begin today and higher education is taking a large role. Syracuse University’s Sustainability Division is constantly working on the effort. Marketing Manager Melissa Cadwell they’re looking for some extra help on Earth Day between Waverly Ave and Harrison Street on the hill.
SUNY E-S-F is getting closer to its goal to achieving carbon neutrality by 2015. A ribbon cutting was held Friday to officially dedicate the college’s newest building.
The Gateway Center has a three million dollar combined heat and electric system powered by biomass and natural gas. Executive Director of Energy and Sustainability Michael Kelleher explains the process once the wood pellets are loaded.