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Herbicides can't stop invasive plants. Can bugs?

Aug 30, 2016
Over the past 35 years, state and federal agencies have spent millions of dollars and dumped untold quantities of herbicides into waterways trying to control the invasive water chestnut plant, but the intruder just keeps spreading. Bernd Blossey, associate professor of natural resources, has a better idea: Let bugs do the work. Read more

Birds Without Borders: New Text Unlocks Lessons Hidden in Bird Data

Jul 19, 2016
“Birds Without Borders” is part of the Crossing Boundaries project, and is written by Nancy M. Trautmann, from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, James G. MaKinster, from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, as well as the Crossing Boundaries team of education specialists, scientists, teachers and students. They were awarded this year's REVERE (Recognizing Valuable Educational Resources) Award from the Association of American Publishers in the category of Supplemental Resources for Science, Health, and the Environment. One of the judges commented, "This is a perfectly executed collection of materials. It is very user-friendly, interactive and immersive, with a complementary combination of learning resources. From worksheets to maps, videos, slide presentations and mapping, the content is readily absorbed. Moreover, showcasing young researchers makes the content very relatable. Other impressive features were the coverage of birds in international areas, and the discussion of ecosystem services. Ecosystem services is a relatively new area that needs to be integrated in all curriculum. Overall, excellent job!”
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Mark Whitmore Named Conservationist Of The Year

Jun 15, 2016
The Finger Lakes Land Trust today announced it has presented its Conservationist of the Year Award to forest entomologist Mark Whitmore. Each year, the Land Trust recognizes an individual with a special commitment to conservation at its annual meeting held each spring. Read more

Protecting the environment is critical for a stronger America

Jun 1, 2016
DNR's Professor Amanda Rodewald recently wrote an article that was featured in The Hill. "Gutting environmental protections is risky for our economic and physical well-being. Republicans and Democrats should work toward a budget that allows our economy and our environment to prosper."  Read more