Almost totally obscured by the furor over the Amphitheater project this summer has been another large capital building project authorized a year ago by 95 percent of Chautauqua constituents.
Essential to life on earth, but better out of sight and out of mind, insects have always had a complicated…
As one of the most fished lakes in New York — and a recreational hub for Chautauquans — Chautauqua Lake has seen its fair share of use. But when blue and green sludge-like goop coated the lake’s surface at the tail-end of each season for the past few years, officials prohibited Chautauquans from swimming and setting sail.
Human factors often prevent progress around a particular scientific issue even when the scientific consensus is strong. For vaccines, it’s irrational fear. For human evolution, it’s religious objections. For climate change, it’s frequently misunderstanding of the concepts of climate and weather.
Many people throw away their trash without considering where “away” really is. For Chautauquans, “away” is across the lake in the town of Ellery, where all the nonhazardous solid waste produced in Chautauqua County is collected and decomposed in the Chautauqua County Landfill.
Editor’s note: This is the second installment in a two-part series on natural gas extraction, including high-volume, horizontal hydrofracturing in western…
The first in a two-part series on natural gas extraction, including high-volume, horizontal hydrofracturing in western New York state.
When Lisa Schmidtfrerick-Miller drives along Route 394 outside Chautauqua Institution, her sympathy goes out to the bikers and walkers along the side of the curvy road, dodging speeding cars and inhaling exhaust and particulate matter.
Chris Majewski considers himself lucky. Rather than sit indoors at a desk all day, the grounds supervisor and head of heavy equipment at Chautauqua Institution has the privilege of handling dying, rotting and decomposing organic material during his workdays.
Self-proclaimed “science nerd” Betsy Burgeson has always taken an interest in monarch butterflies. The supervisor of gardens and landscapes at…