Beachgoers and anglers may despise algae, but bacteria such as
E. coli and salmonella revel in it. That’s according to
University at Buffalo researchers who have found that green algae
in the Great Lakes not only protect bacteria from destruction by
the sun’s ultraviolet rays, but feed the organisms as
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Fly fishing for native trout on one of
America’s most scenic and untouched rivers. Up-close
in-person observations of wolves, grizzly bears and rare birds in
their native habitat. Sleeping in spacious log cabins in a town
resembling a movie set.
Investigating how latent pesticides affect public health.
Creating window coatings that reduce buildings’ heating and
cooling costs. Developing policies to promote land conservation.
Examining what incentives prompt people to buy hybrid cars. These
seemingly disparate activities are not disparate at all – in
fact, they reflect a commitment to comprehensive environmental
research at RENEW.
Environmentalist Frederick Stoss, associate librarian and
subject specialist for biological and environmental sciences and
mathematics at the University at Buffalo, has received the first
Friend of the Biblioteca Nacional Aruba Award for his work in green
education programming and for helping to create the library’s
Caribbean Energy, Environmental, and Sustainability Program.
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