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Restoration Efforts Bolster Population of Endangered Piping Plovers

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High water on Lake Ontario, urbanization of the New Jersey shore and a growing predator population are among the challenges facing one of America’s iconic shorebirds and the conservationists determined to restore the bird’s population.
5-Jul-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

ESF Lists Top 10 New Species for 2017

A spider and an ant with names drawn from popular books, a pink katydid and an omnivorous rat made ESF's list of the Top 10 New Species for 2017. Also listed: a freshwater stingray, a bush tomato that appears to “bleed,” a devilish-looking...
18-May-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

ESF to Announce Top 10 New Species This Month

The College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) will announce the Top 10 New Species for 2017 this month. News about the Top 10 New Species will be distributed in an embargoed news release Thursday, May 18. The embargo will lift at 6 a.m....
11-May-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Native American Scientists Endorse March for Science

More than 1,100 Native American and Indigenous scientists, scholars and allies worldwide have endorsed the March for Science that will be held in more than 500 locations around the world this Saturday.
18-Apr-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Pollinators Find a Safe Haven on ESF Campus

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The College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, N.Y., has become a designated pollinator-friendly campus by agreeing to avoid the use of bee-toxic pesticides.
6-Apr-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Mighty American Chestnut Poised for Return to America’s Forests

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Scores of American chestnut seedlings growing in upstate New York are the vanguard in the restoration of what was once the most dominant tree in the eastern forests. The trees carry one gene, added by scientists, that makes them capable of...
6-Mar-2017 7:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Farther From the Forest: ‘Eye-Opening’ Study Shows Rural U.S. Loses Forests Faster Than Cities

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A study published in the journal PLOS ONE says that between 1990 and 2000, the average distance from any point in the United States to the nearest forest increased by 14 percent. The distance can present challenges for wildlife and have broad...
20-Feb-2017 7:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Tigers Could Roam Again in Central Asia, Scientists Say

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Caspian tigers, some of the largest cats that ever lived, roamed through much of Central Asia before they were designated as extinct in the middle of the 20th century. But there is a chance that tigers — using a subspecies that is nearly...
17-Jan-2017 7:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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What Can Mild Winter Do to Environment? Ask ESF Experts

Plants and animals could be affected by unusually high temperatures and less-than-average snowfall.
18-Jan-2012 11:30 AM EST

SUNY-ESF Experts Ready to Discuss Copenhagen Summit

Expert faculty members at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) are available to discuss developments at the U.N. climate conference in Copenhagen.
8-Dec-2009 2:00 PM EST

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