Cornell researches black bear boom in New York

ITHACA, N.Y. – The black bear population in southern New York has grown and expanded its range since the early 1990s, which has led to increased encounters with humans. But details about bear populations in the state have remained understudied. New Cornell University research, published in the March issue of the Journal of Wildlife Management, […]

Hurricane Matthew continues westward shift, strikes US East Coast

Keith Tidball, an expert in emergency response at Cornell University, is available to comment on Hurricane Matthew, which made landfall at the southwestern tip of Haiti this morning and is likely to continue its westward shift towards North Carolina, New England and Eastern Massachusetts. Bio: Tidball says: “A westward shift in computer forecast models […]

White deer in Seneca Depot Army likely to be eliminated by hunters if fences disappear

White deer at the Seneca Army Depot face an uncertain future as local officials attempt to sell the now enclosed lot. Paul Curtis, Extension Wildlife Specialist in the Department of Natural Resources at Cornell University, explains what the sale might mean for the unusual-colored deer population. Bio: Curtis says: “The white deer at the […]