5:28 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

National Bioenergy Day Showcases Advances in the Field, Incentives for Residents

Parts of the Combined Heating and Power system at SUNY-ESF which, Kelleher says, may produce lower emissions than the cafeteria fryer.
Credit (c) Brad Spelich, WAER.

Advancements in using biomass technology for heat were front and center Wednesday at SUNY ESF for the second annual National Bioenergy Day. The event was held with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) which seeks to find ways to incorporate renewable heating methods into everyday living. 

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SUNY Water Research and Education Center
5:18 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

SUNY Universities to Expand Educational Programs at Syracuse's Inner Harbor

Plans for the SUNY Water Research and Education Center
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

The old boathouse at Syracuse’s Inner Harbor is the place where two local SUNY Universities learned they would be getting $20 million to expand educational programs on Onondaga Lake.  Governor Cuomo made the announcement and explains it will support college programs focused on job training. “Identify the job and the dream for that job. That’s what OCC does which is exactly right. ESF, water research and quality, it’s going to work for the lake, but it also has commercial applications.

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5:56 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Dr. Quentin Wheeler Inaugurated as SUNY ESF's Fourth President

Credit: SUNY ESF

 The State University of New York - College of Environmental Science and Forestry inaugurated Dr. Quentin D. Wheeler as its fourth president on Friday.

Wheeler was most recently the dean for Arizona State's College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. He also served as a professor at Cornell University and as the Keeper of Entomology at the Natural History Museum in London. Wheeler holds a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. from the Ohio State University. 

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International Institute of Species Exploration
11:34 am
Fri May 23, 2014

A Tiny Wasp, Flowering Tree, Fungus, Microbe part of Top 10 New Species List by ESF Intl Center

Olinguito, cousin to the racoon found in Ecuador, on the top 10 list

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.

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Local News
3:21 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Future Impacts of Biotechnology Discussed at SUNY ESF

A panel discussion during the Biotechnology Symposium at SUNY ESF.
Credit John Smith/WAER News

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.

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