Enviromental Studies


Exploring Winter Weather Trends

As unusual weather patterns strike the nation this winter, Macy Howarth '16 is investigating changes and trends in wind chill temperature. Howarth's Honors thesis, "Climatology of Wind Chill Temperatures across North America," condenses 30 years of data from more than 160 weather stations into a comprehensive analysis. "Climate variability and change is a very hot topic right now in the atmospher...  More >>

Abbe Center Hosts "Green Shabbat"

This Friday, Jan. 29, the Abbe Center for Jewish Life invites students to attend a special-themed version of its weekly dinner program, titled "Green Shabbat." In collaboration with the Office of Sustainability and the HWS EcoRep organization, the dinner will promote Jewish culture and its commitment to caring for the environment. The "Green Shabbat" event coincides with the celebration of Tu B'S...  More >>

Methylmercury Research Begins

Hobart and William Smith Colleges recently purchased a Brooks-Rand MERX-M methylmercury analyzer, an instrument that measures the concentrations of methylmercury in organisms collected from lakes and streams. The analyzer will be instrumental in furthering research for the Finger Lakes Institute's Mercury Project, a New York State Energy Research and Development Authority funded collaborative stu...  More >>

Mackie '77 Receives Best Lawyer Ranking

Thomas A. Mackie '77, managing shareholder of the Boston-based environmental boutique law firm Mackie Shea, PC, was recently listed in Best Lawyers in America for Expertise in Environmental Law for 2016. This is the eighth year Mackie has been selected to the list, which is compiled based on peer-review evaluation. Best Lawyers is the oldest and one of the most respected peer-review publications...  More >>

O'Reilly Implements Food Recovery Project

Hoping to help provide hunger relief to people in need living in Geneva while also reducing the overproduction of food on campus, Maggie O'Reilly '16 is launching a pilot project to recover surplus food from Saga Dining Hall that can be donated to the community. After spending the fall semester conducting preliminary research, O'Reilly will begin working with a team of volunteers throughout the s...  More >>

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