conservation http://wrvo.org en SUNY ESF working to bring back the American chesnut tree http://wrvo.org/post/suny-esf-working-bring-back-american-chesnut-tree <p>SUNY ESF is working to bring back a tree that once made up one quarter of the standing timber in forests in the Eastern United States. Now, researchers have come up with a variety of the tree that resists the blight that killed billions of American chestnut trees. Mon, 20 May 2013 20:22:36 +0000 Ellen Abbott 38145 at http://wrvo.org SUNY ESF working to bring back the American chesnut tree Researchers work to expand Northeast's biofuel industry http://wrvo.org/post/researchers-work-expand-northeasts-biofuel-industry <p>Solar and wind power have gotten a lot of the attention as promising alternative power sources. But energy extracted from plants, known as biofuels, is also the subject of ongoing research. Sun, 02 Dec 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Matt Richmond 29774 at http://wrvo.org Researchers work to expand Northeast's biofuel industry New Finger Lakes Museum trying to raise more private funds http://wrvo.org/post/new-finger-lakes-museum-trying-raise-more-private-funds <p>The new Finger Lakes Museum is kicking up its fundraising efforts to raise $1.3 million in private funds necessary to receive matching state funding for it's new facility. Thu, 29 Nov 2012 14:14:43 +0000 Carlet Cleare 29827 at http://wrvo.org New Finger Lakes Museum trying to raise more private funds Ecology, Conservation and People's Minds http://wrvo.org/post/ecology-conservation-and-peoples-minds <p>John Weeks discusses influential figures from his past and shares some excerpts from a book written by one such man, Aldo Leopold. Weeks relays some strategies to "preserve the sanity of our wild world," including the need to know our world at least as well as the Native Americans. Tue, 02 Oct 2012 15:00:00 +0000 John Weeks 26183 at http://wrvo.org Zoo keepers share ideas in Syracuse http://wrvo.org/post/zoo-keepers-share-ideas-syracuse <p>More than 200 zoo keepers from around the country descended on the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse this week for the 39th annual conference of the Association of Zookeepers. Sun, 30 Sep 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 26767 at http://wrvo.org Project to protect old forests comes to Cortland http://wrvo.org/post/project-protect-old-forests-comes-cortland <p>Tree lovers are uniting behind a plan by a biologist from Salisbury University in Maryland to preserve and encourage old growth Forests .&nbsp; The goal, is to create a network of over two-thousand undisturbed, yet accessible, forests across the country. Thu, 20 Sep 2012 13:43:08 +0000 Ellen Abbott 26296 at http://wrvo.org Project to protect old forests comes to Cortland Revisiting My Past and Finding Something Rare http://wrvo.org/post/revisiting-my-past-and-finding-something-rare <p>John Weeks reminisces on his early life in the countryside of central New York. Since childhood, Weeks has studied nature. He recounts the plants and wildlife that left a lasting impression on him early in life.</p><p>Originally aired on July 22, 1988.</p> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 19:30:52 +0000 John Weeks 23020 at http://wrvo.org The Red Fox http://wrvo.org/post/red-fox <p>John Weeks dispels the myths surrounding foxes. These small mammals are not nearly as sly or cruel as Aesop&#39;s Fables would lead you to believe. Weeks discusses the curiosity and beauty of foxes. Not only are these animals exciting to observe but they also fulfill a crucial role in their ecosystem.</p><p>Originally aired on July 8, 1988.</p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 18:49:36 +0000 John Weeks 22249 at http://wrvo.org On Hayfields... Past, Present and Future http://wrvo.org/post/hayfields-past-present-and-future <p>John Weeks reflects on how hayfields have changed since his youth on the family farm. While the technology of haying has evolved dramatically, hayfields still serve as a home for a wide variety of wildlife.</p><p>Originally aired on June 17, 1988.</p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 18:38:44 +0000 John Weeks 21655 at http://wrvo.org Singing American woodcocks announce spring in the north country http://wrvo.org/post/singing-american-woodcocks-announce-spring-north-country <p>Every spring, a state Department of Environmental Conservation biologist drives along north country highways at dawn or dusk, stopping every so often to pull over and listen to the nature sounds.</p><p>She&#39;s listening for the distinctive &ldquo;peent&rdquo; of the singing American woodcock, a brown speckled bird a little larger than a songbird with a long, narrow beak for pulling earthworms out of the newly thawed ground.</p><p> Sat, 19 May 2012 21:00:00 +0000 Joanna Richards 19496 at http://wrvo.org Singing American woodcocks announce spring in the north country