March 7, 2016 - 11:23am
Assistant professor Mary Collins' research tracked more than 16,000 US factories and their pollutants.

Research published in January by a SUNY-ESF professor linked extreme toxic pollution to minority and low socio-economic communities — and in turn added to the conversation of environmental justice at SUNY-ESF.

December 23, 2014 - 1:32am
Many factors and alternative options are under consideration for the future of the I-81 highway.

As the environmental review process proceeds, state officials continue to deliberate potential alternatives for the future of Interstate 81 in Syracuse. 

The elevated 1.4 mile-long portion of the highway near downtown Syracuse is approaching the end of its useful life in 2017, according to the state Department of Transportation, which started the review process last August. 

October 7, 2014 - 10:48am
A new housing initiative aims to get homeless off Syracuse's downtown streets.

More than 400 people in Onondaga County live without a roof over their heads on any given day according to the Housing and Homeless Coalition of Syracuse and Onondaga County.  But a fragment of this population, who have claimed an I-81 underpass as their home, have emerged as a problem for at least one businessman who said their presence is scaring off his clients. 

By Amy Su
January 6, 2010 - 1:19am
As Stephanie Miner takes office, community leaders expect her to do more to address the environment and development.

For a better and greener Syracuse, people expect the new mayor Stephanie Miner to make important decisions in projects related to sustainability and the environment during her term.

“I think the character of her leadership will be very different than the past few mayors,” said Deb Warner, vice president for public policy and government relations in Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce.