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Blight Resistant Chestnut Tree

Blight Resistant Chestnut Tree

Researchers believe they have developed a blight resistant Chestnut tree using a gene for an enzyme found in wheat. Terry Ettinger explains in this Going Green. Updated 12/08/2014 03:13 PM

Just What Is LEED Certification?

Just What Is LEED Certification?

Whether it’s a school, a hospital, our homes, our office buildings, where we shop, how we eat in restaurants, whatever it may be our buildings have the ability to treat us with more respect and ultimately give us a better experience and a healthier life. 11/24/2014 11:17 AM

Meet the Atlantic Coast Leopard Frog

Meet the Atlantic Coast Leopard Frog

The Atlantic Coast Leopard Frog has been hiding in plain sight for many years. Terry Ettinger has more on this in this edition of Going Green. Updated 11/17/2014 03:08 PM

Public Land Trust Conserves Land for Future Use

Public Land Trust Conserves Land for Future Use

People who own property that includes a wetland, woods or lake that could be used as a park or wildlife habitat that want to keep it the way it is should look into a public land trust. Terry Ettinger has details in this Going Green. 10/27/2014 05:00 AM

Onondaga Lake Home to 450 Species of Plants and Animals

Onondaga Lake Home to 450 Species of Plants and Animals

Onondaga Lake was once one of the most polluted lakes in North America. Now, as the hundreds of researchers and volunteers discovered, the cleaned-up lake is home to over 450 species of plants and animals found during a 24-hour bioblitz. Terry Ettinger has more on this in this edition of Going Green. 10/13/2014 05:00 AM

Research: Trying to Capture a Flux of Carbon Dioxide from Fresh Water

Research: Trying to Capture a Flux of Carbon Dioxide from Fresh Water

It’s easy to see how the organic matter from the watershed surrounding the lake enters the water and creates a thin film at the surface that affects the flux of gases like carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Terry Ettinger has more in this edition of Going Green. 10/06/2014 05:00 AM

SUNY Cortland Takes Local Food Sourcing to a New Level

SUNY Cortland Takes Local Food Sourcing to a New Level

In this edition of Going Green, Terry Ettinger talks about local food sourcing. The dining service at SUNY Cortland has taken it to a new level contracting for 5,000 pounds of tomatoes straight from the field to the kitchen. 09/22/2014 05:00 AM

Syracuse Carrier Dome Roof Collects Rain

Syracuse Carrier Dome Roof Collects Rain

In this edition of Going Green, Terry Ettinger talks about a new system that has been installed to flush the toilets in the Carrier Dome in Syracuse. 09/15/2014 05:00 AM

What to Do About Canada Geese

What to Do About Canada Geese

In this edition of Going Green, Terry Ettinger discusses problems created by the Canada geese population in New York. 09/08/2014 05:00 AM

Choosing the Right Tree for Your Yard

Choosing the Right Tree for Your Yard

Nothing enhances an urban neighborhood like healthy trees. Trees not only help beautify communities, they’re also effective air filters and provide shade from the summer heat. Terry Ettinger has more for this edition of Going Green. Updated 09/01/2014 05:00 AM

How to Study Bees

How to Study Bees

In this edition of Going Green, Terry Ettinger talks about the elaborate process for studying bees. 08/18/2014 05:00 AM

Producing Energy With Wood Chips

Producing Energy With Wood Chips

In this edition of Going Green, Terry Ettinger talks about wood chips being transported to power plants where they’re burned to produce heat and electricity. 08/04/2014 05:00 AM

Dairy Cows' Bedding Has More Than One Use

Dairy Cows' Bedding Has More Than One Use

In this edition of Going Green, Terry Ettinger talks about fiber recycling. After it’s used as bedding for the dairy cows, it can be spread on the farm fields to help add nutrients to the soil. 07/21/2014 05:00 AM

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