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Green Days: River Campus marks EarthFest 2017

Green Days: River Campus marks EarthFest 2017

April 27, 2017

Students, faculty, and staff marked the 20th anniversary of EarthFest—and the third at the University—with a series of events last week designed to celebrate the beauty of nature and to promote a sustainable future.

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New prehistoric bird species discovered

New prehistoric bird species discovered

December 16, 2016

A team of Rochester geologists has discovered a new species of bird in the Canadian Arctic. At approximately 90 million years old, the bird fossils are among the oldest avian records found in the northernmost latitude.

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A day to celebrate our trees

A day to celebrate our trees

April 28, 2016

In commemoration of Arbor Day, David Nelson, manager of University Horticulture & Grounds, highlights some of the notable trees in the University’s arboretum—trees you likely pass by every day.

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2015 Lewis Henry Morgan lecture explores Native American water rights in the Everglades

2015 Lewis Henry Morgan lecture explores Native American water rights in the Everglades

October 6, 2015

Anthropologist Jessica Cattelino uses ethnographic research in the Everglades to examine the cultural politics of water, and the ways that Everglades residents—including Seminole Indians and non-Seminole farmers and ranchers, water managers, and environmentalists—value water.

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EPA recognizes University for waste-reducing efforts

EPA recognizes University for waste-reducing efforts

February 5, 2015

The WasteWise program helps organizations and businesses apply sustainable materials management practices to reduce municipal and industrial wastes. WasteWise participants reported preventing and diverting a total of nearly 7.6 million tons of waste from being disposed in landfills or incinerators in 2013.

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‘WWOOF’-ing away summer in Puerto Rico

‘WWOOF’-ing away summer in Puerto Rico

November 10, 2014

How did English major Nina Listro ’17 spend her summer vacation? Learning about organic farming with the World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms organization in Puerto Rico.

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Lake sturgeon making a comeback in the Genesee

Lake sturgeon making a comeback in the Genesee

July 18, 2014

Blood-sampling studies led by comparative medicine professor and chair Jeff Wyatt are showing promising signs for the fish, for the once-troubled embayment of the lower Genesee — and, potentially, for the local economy.

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How Much Gulf Spill Oil Was Consumed by Bacteria?

How Much Gulf Spill Oil Was Consumed by Bacteria?

September 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Researchers from the University of Rochester and Texas A&M University have found that naturally occurring bacteria that exist in the Gulf of Mexico consumed and removed at least 200,000 tons of oil and natural gas after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill.

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