Adam Wolfe http://wrvo.org en College students help fight invasive species http://wrvo.org/post/college-students-help-fight-invasive-species <p>All summer long, the Department of Environmental Conservation is stationing college students at boat launches around New York with the mission to stop the spread of invasive species.</p><p> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 20:32:24 +0000 Adam Wolfe 23519 at http://wrvo.org College students help fight invasive species Dry weather means fewer mosquitos in central New York http://wrvo.org/post/dry-weather-means-fewer-mosquitos-central-new-york <p>Though the dry weather is causing hardships for some, there is at least one benefit -- mosquito populations are down in central New York.</p><p> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 20:09:22 +0000 Adam Wolfe 23156 at http://wrvo.org New E-911 radios for Oswego County http://wrvo.org/post/new-e-911-radios-oswego-county <p>Starting today, Oswego County will turn on its new E-911 radios. The system comes with some new features.</p><p> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 19:30:33 +0000 Adam Wolfe 23019 at http://wrvo.org Fate of old Oswego County jail being decided http://wrvo.org/post/fate-old-oswego-county-jail-being-decided <p>Oswego County&#39;s old jail is falling apart and now officials are deciding what to do with it.</p><p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 20:14:32 +0000 Adam Wolfe 22910 at http://wrvo.org Fate of old Oswego County jail being decided Port of Oswego explains its financial outlook http://wrvo.org/post/port-oswego-explains-its-financial-outlook <p>An audit of the Port of Oswego shows a loss of over a million dollars last year. But officials say that number is misleading and doesn&#39;t tell the whole story.</p><p> Fri, 13 Jul 2012 19:19:55 +0000 Adam Wolfe 22513 at http://wrvo.org Sen. Gillibrand promotes new biofuel http://wrvo.org/post/sen-gillibrand-promotes-new-biofuel <p>U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was in central New York Thursday to discuss a new kind of&nbsp; renewable energy fuel.</p><p>About 20 farmers, supporters and members of the press met on a farm in Mexico, New York, with Senator Gillibrand, who was promoting a new source of New York grown energy -- shrub willow.<br /><br />&quot;One of the things that really makes sense for our country is being independent of Middle Eastern oil. And one of the best way to do that is through biofuels,&quot; said the senator from New York.</p><p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 13:48:33 +0000 Adam Wolfe 22122 at http://wrvo.org SUNY considers high school exam to test college readiness http://wrvo.org/post/suny-considers-high-school-exam-test-college-readiness <p>The State University of New York is looking to stem the tide of students who arrive at college unprepared.</p><p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 13:32:06 +0000 Adam Wolfe 22121 at http://wrvo.org Yellow Dot program will give first responders the upper hand http://wrvo.org/post/yellow-dot-program-will-give-first-responders-upper-hand <p>Last month, Oneida, Madison and Herkimer Counties joined an effort to prevent deaths from automobile accidents. The Yellow Dot program is designed to give medical professionals information they need if you can&#39;t.</p><p> Tue, 03 Jul 2012 18:14:36 +0000 Adam Wolfe 21990 at http://wrvo.org Developer pitches floating mega-complex for Port of Oswego http://wrvo.org/post/developer-pitches-floating-mega-complex-port-oswego <p>Two developers are proposing to construct a massive floating building on Lake Ontario that would incorporate residential space, science labs, and entertainment and business venues. The city of Oswego is considering this fantastic vision for inside its harbor&rsquo;s break wall.</p><p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 20:44:08 +0000 Adam Wolfe 21662 at http://wrvo.org Smoke-free SUNY proposed http://wrvo.org/post/smoke-free-suny-proposed <p>Top officials in the SUNY system want to ban all tobacco use on its 64 colleges campuses.&nbsp; Adam Wolfe has the story.</p><p>Since 2007, smoking has been prohibited within 20 feet of SUNY buildings. And it&#39;s not allowed inside any structure, including dorms, either. But if the SUNY Board of Trustees has its way, smokers won&#39;t be able to light up anywhere on SUNY&#39;s 64 campuses -- and they mean anywhere -- including outdoor parks.</p><p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 13:25:00 +0000 Adam Wolfe 21501 at http://wrvo.org Smoke-free SUNY proposed Central New York counties take new steps to prevent EEE http://wrvo.org/post/central-new-york-counties-take-new-steps-prevent-eee <p>Several New York counties are taking new steps to stop the Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus. Thu, 14 Jun 2012 13:59:33 +0000 Adam Wolfe 20924 at http://wrvo.org Scientists hope to bring broccoli growth east http://wrvo.org/post/scientists-hope-bring-broccoli-growth-east <p>When two italian brothers popularized broccoli in America during the 1920s, they centered their production in California's chilly Salinas Valley. It's largely stayed there because hot weather,like New York's hot and humid summers, stymies the plant's growth. But as WRVO's Adam Wolfe reports, a group of scientists plan on bringing broccoli east.</p> Mon, 21 Nov 2011 16:11:03 +0000 Adam Wolfe 9792 at http://wrvo.org Hydrilla could threaten marine life in Cayuga Lake http://wrvo.org/post/hydrilla-could-threaten-marine-life-cayuga-lake <p>There’s another invasive species that’s threatening to destroy the habitat of numerous other plants and animals. This one lives underwater. It’s called hydrilla…and it’s spreading through the cayuga inlet near the south end of cayuga lake. Ithaca’s mayor has already declared an environmental emergency and ordered all boat traffic to stop through cayuga inlet to try and stop the plant from spreading.</p> Thu, 13 Oct 2011 12:54:23 +0000 Adam Wolfe 7689 at http://wrvo.org Dune stewards try to protect sandy ecosystem http://wrvo.org/post/dune-stewards-try-protect-sandy-ecosystem <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d66ba3ec157-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d66ba3ec157-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d66ba3ec157-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wrvo/local-wrvo-976684.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>ALONG LAKE ONTARIO, NY – Along the Lake Ontario shore in northern Oswego County, sand rises in tall dunes along the backs of some beaches.</p> Fri, 08 Jul 2011 13:01:06 +0000 Adam Wolfe 4180 at http://wrvo.org