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Editorial: Climate change deserves more localized attention

Editorial: Climate change deserves more localized attention

April 12, 2017
But this apathy will only hurt the community in the end, as the effects of climate change are indifferent to whom it impacts.
A bulletin board in Terrace 4 informs residents about the drought Aug. 31.

Drought continues despite decreased severity after rain

By Justin Henry, Staff Writer November 2, 2016
Despite a recent downpour, Tompkins County has yet to see consistent precipitation that would sustain the area’s water supply.
As Tompkins County experiences the worst drought since monitoring began in 2000, Ithaca College is increasing its efforts to conserve water, both through the Office of Facilities and The Office of Residential Life. One of the measures facilities has taken is  a 50 percent reduction of the height of the Dillingham Fountain.

Severe drought persists in Ithaca as students return to campus

By Daniel Hart, Staff Writer August 31, 2016
With over 25,000 students returning to the Ithaca area, Ithaca College is in the process of assessing long- and short-term water conservation efforts in the midst of the worst drought in Tompkins County since 1999. Despite recent rain, the drought is still in effect.
Cornfields near Ithaca College sophomore Sophia Pittis house in Lansing, New York are not at their normal heights this summer. Following a severe drought, and some of the lowest rainfall on record in the Ithaca area, the community and campus are initiating conservation efforts.

Ithaca College announces conservation efforts amid drought

By Sophia Tulp, News Editor August 9, 2016
And according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, Tompkins County is experiencing “severe drought” conditions. While the college is not affected as heavily by the drought other places in the community, it released an announcement addressing campus conservation efforts.
Faces and Stories

Faces and Stories

By Faith Meckley, Staff Writer June 7, 2014

In Fort Garland, Colorado, we had a stay day and camped for two nights across the street from the old fort, which is now a museum. On the second day locals came to visit us at the museum, and we spoke...

From left, freshmen Kira Jarrar and Brittney Aiken buy candy apples at Apple Fest on Sunday afternoon.

Local farmers deliver at Apple Fest despite poor harvest season

By Karly PlacekLauren Mazzo, Staff Writers October 1, 2012
Despite a year of difficult harvests, the 30th Annual Downtown Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival brought in large crowds this weekend.

Video: Poor apple season in upstate New York

By Michelle Boulé September 22, 2012
The extreme temperatures this year have taken a toll on apple production in New York.
Carol Lewis, of Ithaca picks out Sansa apples from Black Diamond Farms stand at the Farmers Market Saturday afternoon.

Farms suffer drop in crop production

By Karly Placek, Contributing Writer September 6, 2012
Following the worst drought in five years, Ithaca farms have seen a drop in vegetable crop production.
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