White Christmas only in your dreams, thanks to El Niño

Jessica Spaccio, a climatologist with the NOAA-funded Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University, crunched numbers from over 50 years of winters – including El Niño winters ­– to calculate which cities will see a white Christmas this year. Media Note: Charts comparing snowfall in the northeast can be downloaded from: https://cornell.box.com/WhiteChristmas2015   Spaccio says: […]

Picking and preserving the perfect pine for Christmas

Still in the market for a holiday tree? Not to worry, two Cornell University experts share their tips and tricks to pick and preserve the perfect pine tree.  Brian Eshenaur is a plant pathologist, a certified New York State nursery professional and a Western New York-based educator with NYS IPM. Elizabeth Lamb has a Ph.D. […]