The Ripple Effect: Climate Change and Fingerlakes Waterways

From Finger Lakes to gorges, our region is known for its water. But with these great resources, come some great risks. In an era of accelerating climate change, the Ithaca area provides a unique site to explore climate-inflected water hazards including flooding and drought, harmful algal blooms, invasive species, and others. With “Ripple Effect," WRFI Community Radio and its community collaborators will take a deep dive to explore how scientists, students, businesses, farmers, planners, lawmakers and ordinary residents in the Finger Lakes are studying and adapting to these challenges.

The Ripple Effect Radio Project Part 1: Harmful Algal Blooms [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | January 15, 2020

Every day, stories about the environment are in the local, regional, and national headlines. Climate change, climate emergency, climate crisis — no matter how you slice it, our planet is warming up, a change which, according to the NOAA, is driven primarily by increased carbon dioxide and other human-made emissions into the atmosphere. Our new…

The Ripple Effect Radio Project Part 2: Hydrilla [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | January 21, 2020

Our new public affairs series “The Ripple Effect” dives into the local effects of climate change on our area’s cherished waterways. This project is made in collaboration with the Ithaca Voice, Cornell University, the Community Science Institute, and the Ithaca College Park Scholars. We dive into water hazards affecting the Finger Lakes region, and explore…

The Ripple Effect Radio Project Part 3: Monitoring Cayuga Lake’s Water Quality [AUDIO]

By Park Scholars | January 28, 2020

Our new public affairs series “The Ripple Effect” dives into the local effects of climate change on our area’s cherished waterways. This project is made in collaboration with the Ithaca Voice, Cornell University, the Community Science Institute, and the Ithaca College Park Scholars. We dive into water hazards affecting the Finger Lakes region, and explore…