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Jeremy Levine ’06 and Landon Van Soest ’04 produced a documentary “For Ahkeem,” which is featured in the 20th Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival. Film screenings are held on campus and at Cinemapolis.

Film festival focuses on geography for its 20th anniversary

By Danielle Schear, Contributing Writer April 10, 2018
FLEFF will commence with a lecture by Sheila Vakharia, assistant professor in the Department of Social Work at Long Island University–Brooklyn.
Sandra Steingraber speaks at a 2013 rally in Albany, New York, to ban fracking. Steingraber is a distinguished scholar in residence at Ithaca College, as well as a biologist and activist.

Q&A: Sandra Steingraber fights fracking in documentary

By Silas White, Assistant Life and Culture Editor November 8, 2017
We didn’t know where the story would go, and we ended up being chased through the streets of Romania and ... into jail.
Sandra Steingraber gives a presentation on expanded gas storage in old salt caverns on Seneca Lake Feb. 24 at Cornell University. She was the keynote speaker April 13 at an Ithaca College panel, sharing her experience dealing with climate change in Ithaca and at the United Nations in December 2015.

Ithaca College hosts panel on climate change

By Annika Kushner, Staff Writer April 16, 2016
Ithaca College’s Textor 102 was crowded with almost 300 students, faculty, staff and community members April 13. Experts offered firsthand accounts of international sustainability efforts, urging audience members to get involved with local efforts any way they can.
Hundreds of activists lined up in celebration along the hall from the state capitol to the Empire State Convention Center in Albany, New York, before Governor Andrew Cuomo’s annual State of the State address on Jan. 21.

Activists rally in support of Cuomo’s fracking ban

By Kayla Dwyer, News Editor January 21, 2015
At New York Governor's State of the State Adress, hundreds of people rallied in support of his fracking ban.
A jar of silica sand used for hydraulic fracturing

Risky Business

By Faith Meckley, Staff Writer November 16, 2014
My heart was pounding as I brushed the excess sand off the jar, and it wasn't because I was risking trespass charges. It was because I knew there was a chance I was risking my life. Once I screwed the lid on, I frantically brushed my gloves off on my pant leg, and then did the best I could to shake the stuff off my pants. A little voice in my head told me that trying to decontaminate myself was futile, that if I had been smart I would have come here equipped with a mask. It could already be in my lungs.

Letter to the Editor: Fracking’s detrimental effects

By Frack Off and Kaela Bamberger November 14, 2013

If there’s anything to be gained from the controversiality of the fracking debate, it’s that the nature of your sources dictate the information you’re getting. It would not be hard to point to credible...

Commentary: Student discovers benefits of fracking through research

By Stephanie O'Brien November 6, 2013

Before coming to Ithaca College, my knowledge of fracking was limited to what I had seen in the 2010 premiere of “Gasland,” a documentary by Josh Fox full of memorable footage of flammable drinking...

A week in photos — April 25, 2013

By Ithacan Staff April 25, 2013
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Students use break to fight for causes

By Sabrina Knight, Assistant News Editor March 21, 2013
Don Austin, assistant director of community service and leadership development, discusses his experience at an alternative spring break, where participants focused on environmental issues such as hydraulic fracturing.
From left, senior Jess Wunsch and junior Moriah Petty paint with watercolors for the Bomber Bike Initiative, one of 10 groups that had a table at the IC Water Week event Tuesday in IC Square.

College celebrates World Water Day

By Noreyana FernandoSabrina Knight, Assistant News Editors March 21, 2013
Ithaca College students dive into water-related issues for IC Water Week, which celebrates World Water Day on March 22.
Sandra Steingraber, distinguished scholar in residence at Ithaca College, is taken into custody in Reading, N.Y., after protesting with 11 others against Inergy, LP, a natural gas storage and transportation facility located near Seneca Lake. All arrested were released with court dates.

Locals protest gas storage facility

By Kelsey O'Connor, Editor in Chief March 21, 2013
A dozen people, including two from Ithaca College, were arrested Monday morning after blockading a natural gas storage and transportation facility on Seneca Lake.

Deadline approaches for New York fracking

By Mary Slack, Staff Writer February 21, 2013
The decision on whether fracking will be allowed in New York has state residents divided, putting Governor Andrew Cuomo between a rock and a hard place while deciding whether to approve regulations and allow fracking as the state approaches its Feb. 27 deadline.
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