WRI in the Press

Meet those Giving Eels, and Other Ailing River Fish, a Chance

APR 22, 2022

In celebration of Earth Day 2020, Chris Bowser was interviewed about Glass Eel Migration by Andy Revkin of the Columbia Climate School. 

Chris Bowser receives 2020 Leadership Award from NYS Outdoor Education Association

NOV 16, 2020

Chris Bowser recently received the 2020 Leadership Award from the New York State Outdoor Education Association. In his acceptance video, he highlights the Poughkeepsie community and the work he and his colleagues have done in outdoor education.

Hudson River Estuary video featured in Cornell CALS Newsletter

OCT 14, 2020

A WRI-published YouTube video on the Hudson River Estuary was featured on the September 10, 2020 issue of the Cornell CALS Facutly/Staff Newsletter.

Cornell Chronicle reports WRI paper on predicting NY flood insurance claims

AUG 10, 2020

Brian Rahm co-authored the paper "Predicting Flood Insurance Claims with Hydrologic and Socioeconomic Demographics via Machine Learning: Exploring the Roles of Topography, Minority Populations, and Political Dissimilarity," recently published in the Journal of Environmental Management. Krishna Ramanujan of The Cornell Chronicle wrote a press release about the paper, published August 10, 2020, outlining the impacts of the report. 

Staff Member Chris Bowser featured on NPR's Morning Edition

MAY 18, 2020

Chris Bowser, Hudson River Estuary education coordinator for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and CALs NYS Water Resources Institute employee, was interviewed for and featured on NPR's Morning Edition as an expert on eel behavior. He was asked to weigh in on the emotional life of eels. 

Staff member Chris Bowser featured on NPR podcast Radiolab

OCT 1, 2019

Staff member Chris Bowser featured on NPR podcast Radiolab discussing eels in the Hudson River

WRI researcher featured in Fisheries Magazine for work linking ecology and historic place names

AUG 28, 2019

Andrew Meyer uses historical research and toponymy, the study of place names and their origins, to investigate whether an area referred to as “Sturgeon Pool” on a tributary to the Hudson River might be correctly named as historic habitat of Shortnose Sturgeon Acipenser brevirostrum.

Community Science In Action: Marist College Highlights Collaborative Eel Research

JUL 23, 2019

Chris Bowser, WRI staff member and Education Coordinator for the Hudson River Estuary Program and National Estuary and Research Reserve, was profiled by Marist College for his role in blending education and research.

WRI Staff member quoted in article highlighting the mental health risks of rising sea levels

JUL 9, 2019

Kristin Marcel, WRI staff member and Climate Resilience Program Coordinator for the Hudson River Estuary Program, was quoted based on her experience working with the town of Piermont, NY.  Piermont, just north of New York City, is at risk from rising sea level linked to climate change.  WRI’s Hudson River Estuary Climate Resilience Program, in partnership with the NY DEC, works with municipalities to adapt to climate related threats.  Learn more in this article about the Hudson River Estuary Program.

WRI staff member Chris Bowser profiled in "On the Front Lines" series

NOV 28, 2018

Chris Bowser, WRI staff member and Education Coordinator for the Hudson River Estuary Program and National Estuary and Research Reserve, was profiled in the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation's "On the Front Lines" video series. The Estuary Program was designed to engage all citizens of the watershed with the management of their natural resources. Chris often gives students of all ages their first encounter with the estuary and inspires them to conservation. 

Eel Excitement: At Hudson River NERR, Environmental Monitoring Takes A Slippery Turn

AUG 17, 2018

Read about how WRI staff member Chris Bowser combines education and environmental monitoring in the Environmental Monitor. Photo credit: Chris Bowser.

Engineers test device for monitoring NY state park water quality

AUG 17, 2018

Hear WRI summer intern Zsofia Szegletes '19 speak about her research in a Cornell Chronicle interview! Picture credit: Lindsay France/University Photography.

Study of New York Wastewater Treatment Buoy Data Powers Muskegon Lake Hypoxia Research Posted 7 hours ago Facilities Offers Nuanced View

APR 16, 2018

Environmental Monitor, written by Karla Lant on April 16, 2018

Students envision future of Hudson River town confronting flooding

DEC 15, 2017

Cornell landscape architect and watershed engineering students, funded by WRI, help flood-risk communities adapt to climate change

Hudson River work nets DEC conservation award

JUL 11, 2017

WRI, along with the Cornell Department of Natural Resources, have earned Cornell and CALS a DEC conservation award.

Sarah Lawrence studies importance of field trips

JAN 13, 2017

Click on the link for the story and video.

Damian Helbling's research on micropollutants highlighted at press conference

AUG 19, 2016

See Riverkeeper's press release, as well as a story in Politico

Dry Summer Causes High Iron Levels in Ithaca Tap Water

JUL 13, 2016

Time Warner Cable News, Central NY

Herring spawn in Upstate NU tributary for first time in 85 years

JUN 12, 2016

Herring spawn in Upstate NY tributary for first time in 85 years

For The First Time In Decades, Herring Are Spawning In A Hudson River Tributary

JUN 11, 2016

Check out news coverage of our dam removal success. We worked with the City of Troy and Riverkeeper to restore migratory fish habitat on the Wynants Kill.

Hudson herring regain historic spawning stream in South Troy

JUN 3, 2016

Hudson herring regain historic spawning stream in South Troy. See WRI staff member Scott Cuppett on the front page of the Albany Times Union. 

Watershed Digest

JAN 27, 2016

Hudson River Watershed Alliance