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Exploring eDNA: Detection in a Drop of Water

Exploring eDNA: Detection in a Drop of Water

Well, you’ll need more than a drop, but the increasing capability of this emerging scientific tool is leading to the exciting possibility of its use in mainstream (pardon the pun) citizen science applications.

What’s all the Buzz about Pollinator Pathways?

What’s all the Buzz about Pollinator Pathways?

In a fragmented landscape defined by parking lots and manicured lawns, pollinators like hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies can have a difficult time finding food and shelter. By turning even the smallest of available green spaces like flower boxes and curb strips into native plant gardens, communities are creating ‘stepping stones’ for these species between larger habitat patches.

Climate change is creating a sticky situation for maple syrup producers

Climate change is creating a sticky situation for maple syrup producers

Changes in temperature and precipitation could spell disaster for the maple syrup industry. According to a study published last month, climate change has led to warmer and drier growing seasons that stunt the growth of sugar maples, meaning less sap production. So what does this mean for the average maple syrup consumer?

Preventing Extinction in New York: An Exercise in Problem Solving

Preventing Extinction in New York: An Exercise in Problem Solving

Hundreds of years of human development, hunting, pollution, and spreading invasive species have irreparably harmed many of the resources wildlife depends on to survive. Meet some of the species that policymakers and scientists are fighting to save right here in New York.

Manufacturing a Sustainable Future

Manufacturing a Sustainable Future

The term ‘sustainable’ has become so overused that its utterance inspires more eye rolls than action. Most companies now claim they are ‘committed to sustainability’, but measuring the upstream and downstream impacts of their promises can be exceedingly difficult to track and verify across global systems. What does it actually mean to be sustainable?