Category Archives: December 2011: Climate Change

Acclimate, adapt, move, or go extinct!

By Dr. Elizabeth Newell, Professor of Biology at Hobart and William Smith Colleges Acclimate, adapt, move, or go extinct!  Those are the choices species face as the climate changes around them. When upstate New York’s climate becomes more like the … Continue reading

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Climate Projections for the Finger Lakes

By Art DeGaetano, Professor and Associate Chair of the Cornell University Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and Director of the NOAA Northeast Regional Climate Center It’s November, Election Day, and as I begin to write this article, my meteorology … Continue reading

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Climate change and potential effects on viticulture and enology.

by Paul King, Distiller/Winemaker at Six Mile Creek Vineyard, Ithaca Introduction When most people read headlines dealing with climate change issues they often think of such topics as rising sea levels, calving ice-bergs, and the demise of the polar  bear. … Continue reading

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First Course Offering in the HWS Sustainable Community Development Program

By Adam Maurer, FLI Project Manager of the Sustainable Community Development Program This coming Spring ’12 semester, Hobart & William Smith Colleges will be offering its first course in the FLI-led Sustainable Community Development program, Environmental Studies 101: Sustainable Communities. … Continue reading

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December 2011 Events

Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 6:00 pm, Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ Seneca Room (2 doors down from the FLI) Seneca Lake State Park Enhancement Project Phase IV: Educational Materials Alexandra Gerling, William Smith’13, assisted NYS Office of Parks, Recreation … Continue reading

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Regionally Speaking: The Owasco Watershed Lake Association (OWLA) 2011 Water Sampling Data Analysis Report

To offer a regional perspective, each month the Finger Lakes Regional Watershed Alliance contributes an article featuring their individual lake members and accomplishments. INTRODUCTION The OWLA water testing program in 2011 continued the partnering with Cayuga county established in 2010.  … Continue reading

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