BioInspired Institute faculty and student researchers, along with campus leaders, community biotech and biomaterials workforce innovators and institutional research partners will gather to discuss progress, celebrate discoveries and build community at the inaugural BioInspired Symposium on Friday, Oct. 7. The…
Proposed ‘Mother Nature’ Initiative Moves NYS Climate Needle
In his State of the State address this week, Governor Cuomo proposed a $3 billion environmental initiative to address everything from restoring wetlands to repairing dams and increasing wind and solar power. The “Restore Mother Nature Bond Act” would fight climate change by funding green energy projects. It could go before voters in November.
Charles Driscoll, University Professor and an air pollution and climate change expert at Syracuse University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science, says programs to promote energy efficiency in New York state are always needed.
“There are a host of environmental issues. The restoration of wetlands and funds for more natural land management would help deal with two of the most pressing problems in Upstate NY – harmful algal blooms and high-water levels in the Great Lakes.
“Programs to promote energy efficiency, use of renewables, a revitalization of our energy systems and public transportation would all be positive initiatives.”
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