September 27, 2014 - 2:21pm
The SU-SUNY ESF chapter of Habitat for Humanity aimed to raise $6,000 in this year's event.

The shacks in the pop-up neighborhood on the Quad last week may have attracted attention with wild decorations, but the small homes represented a much bleaker reality — 33.6 percent of Syracuse residents lived below the poverty level between 2008 and 2012, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

November 3, 2012 - 10:55am
While sampling water in New York's Southern Tier, Syracuse and ESF students had a chance to meet some of the people who could benefit the most from their data: New York landowners.

Tucked into a sleeping bag on the top of a hill in southern New York, Egan Waggoner watched as a stream of meteors flashed across the dark sky. A landowner had allowed Waggoner and his teammates to stay the night in her backyard in return for having her well’s water tested earlier that day. The next morning, he rose and roused the others after the family had gone to church, and they continued on to the next well. 

October 20, 2012 - 8:20pm
Syracuse and ESF students and faculty are planning a campaign to urge the university to cut ties with companies that contribute to climate change.

After environmentalist Bill McKibben spoke at Syracuse University on Oct. 10, a signup sheet circulated among students and faculty members who were interested in accomplishing McKibben's tasks to take action against climate change. Three student groups hosted a meeting today that marked the first step toward achieving these goals.

April 19, 2012 - 12:06pm
Jessica Pfeifer, a senior at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, died early Thursday morning.

Jessica Pfeifer, a forest and natural resources management senior at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, died early this morning, according to an email from Syracuse University Chancellor Nancy Cantor. "Losing a member of our campus family is so painful," the email read. "As surely as it affects us all, it can affect each of us differently."

September 17, 2011 - 5:06pm
The Syracuse Center of Excellence, SUNY ESF, as well as a lot of other local universities and organizations, joined forces to continue the growing movement of constructing green roofs.