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Canadian Dairy Dispute to Test Trump’s NAFTA Position

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Apr 6, 2017
Andrew Novakovic, the EV Baker Professor of Agricultural Economics in Cornell University’s Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, explains how the recent developments in U.S. dairy exports to Canada are threatening dairy farms in New York and Wisconsin [...] Read more

DEC’s Wildlife Plans Will Make New York Lands More Resilient

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Apr 5, 2017
Todd Bittner, director of natural areas for the Cornell University Botanic Gardens, says the Department of Environmental Conservation’s proposed overhaul of wildlife management plans – specifically the efforts related to the elimination of detrimental invasive shrubs and pests – will make public lands more resilient [...] Read more

Vietnam Capitalizes on Climate Change with Shrimp

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Feb 7, 2017
Michael Hoffmann, professor of entomology and a Cornell University’s Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future Fellow, says Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s decision to boost shrimp exports is a smart way to help Vietnam capitalize on climate change. In January, Hoffman led a team of students to Vietnam to study climate change and its implications, not only globally but also how it has impacted the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam, one of the most at risk areas in the world [...] Read more

A Look at the Epic Blizzard of ’77, by the Numbers

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Jan 26, 2017
Saturday marks the 40th anniversary of the Blizzard of ’77. Jessica Spaccio, a climatologist with the NOAA-funded Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University, looks back at what is considered one of the region’s snowiest seasons on record [...] Read more

Marine disease likely to follow Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching

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Nov 28, 2016
Drew Harvell, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, is widely recognized for her work on marine diseases – specifically, the ecology and evolution of coral resistance to disease as well as evaluating the impacts of a warming climate on coral reef ecosystems. Harvell says the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies report showing […] Read more

Moderates, not extremists, swung the election for Trump

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Nov 17, 2016
Jonathon Schuldt, professor of communication at Cornell University, and Peter Enns, professor of government at Cornell University and director of the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, worked with their undergraduate students in a public opinion course to survey voters ahead of the election, and found a previously undiscovered pocket of Trump supporters which – […] Read more

Google, Facebook must set standards beyond fake news

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Nov 15, 2016
Drew Margolin, a professor of communication at Cornell University who studies the way people communicate online and the role of accountability, credibility, and legitimacy within social networks, says that steps to regulate fake news online are attempts by social media companies to avoid facing up to their larger public role. Bio: https://communication.cals.cornell.edu/people/drew-margolin Margolin says: “Fake […] Read more

A planet not fit for animals is not fit for humans either

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Oct 28, 2016
Amanda Rodewald, Director of Conservation Science at Cornell University’s Lab of Ornithology, says the WWF’s Living Planet Report showing that populations of vertebrate animals have declined by 58 percent should be considered a warning for people to change habits before making our planet unsuitable for people, too. Rodewald says: “The declines in wildlife populations are shocking […] Read more

AT&T-Time Warner merger unlikely to increase profits, productivity

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Oct 28, 2016
Aija Leiponen, professor at Cornell University’s Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management who studies the telecommunication industry with a focus on transfer of knowledge, innovation and collaboration between digital firms, says while there is much discussion of the antitrust implications of a potential deal between AT&T and Time Warner, more people should remember the […] Read more

Don’t get your hopes up on GDP growth in third quarter

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Oct 26, 2016
Cornell University economist Steven C. Kyle, is an expert in macroeconomics and government policy, he says forecasts that predict 2.5 percent GDP growth for the third quarter are overestimating the strength of the U.S. economy. Kyle will be available to comment on the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis preliminary estimation of the country’s […] Read more

Trump’s ‘puppet,’ ‘nasty woman’ most mocked Tweets during debate

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Oct 20, 2016
Drew Margolin, a Cornell University communication professor who studies human dynamics through social media, has been tracking how certain groups of Twitter users react to presidential candidates on Twitter since the beginning of the primaries. Using a new method of real-time analysis, Margolin and his collaborator, Yu-Ru Lin of the University of Pittsburgh, found that […] Read more

Pepsi plans to cut sugar a positive move for profits, obesity rates

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Oct 17, 2016
Two Cornell University experts comment on Pepsi’s plan for reducing sugar in its soft drinks around the world. John Cawley: Move by Pepsi a win for everybody Cawley is a professor of policy analysis and management and of economics and has studied the effectiveness of soda taxes on the obesity epidemic. Bio: http://www.human.cornell.edu/bio.cfm?netid=jhc38 Cawley says: […] Read more

Raising soda taxes may sound good, but likely to fall flat with US consumers

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Oct 11, 2016
The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended governments raise taxes on sugary drinks and increase subsidies on fruits and vegetables, in an effort to fight global obesity and diabetes. David Just, marketing and economics expert and professor at Cornell University’s Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, calls the recommendation intriguing, but says the […] Read more

Tricks for perfect pumpkin picking

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Oct 10, 2016
Steve Reiners, professor of horticulture at Cornell University and pumpkin expert shares some tips on how to pick the perfect pumpkin for the Halloween season. Bio: https://hort.cals.cornell.edu/people/stephen-reiners Reiners says: “The drought of 2016 certainly made growing any crop a challenge in New York state this summer. Luckily for us, pumpkins tend to be very deep […] Read more

‘Locker room talk’ is phrase of the night on twitter

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Oct 10, 2016
Drew Margolin, a Cornell University communication professor who studies human dynamics through social media, has been tracking how people react to presidential candidates on Twitter since the beginning of the primaries. Using a new method of real-time analysis, Margolin and his collaborator, Yu-Ru Lin of the University of Pittsburgh, found that “locker room talk” was […] Read more

Expect Twitter to catch fire at Sunday’s town hall brawl

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Oct 8, 2016
Drew Margolin, a Cornell University communication professor who studies human dynamics through social media, has been tracking how the electorate reacts to presidential candidates on Twitter since the beginning of the primaries. Margolin will be examining tomorrow’s debate using a new method of real-time analysis. He says he expects polarization, and a lot of negativity […] Read more

Fall colors above average this year

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Sep 28, 2016
Karl Niklas, the Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor of plant biology, focuses on the relationship between plants and the physical environment, predicts the 2015 fall season will be filled with beautiful, vibrant colors despite the lack of rainfall.   Niklas says: “Autumn coloration will be average or perhaps better than average this year. “Leaf coloration depends […] Read more

Twitter buzzes with negativity during debate

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Sep 27, 2016
Drew Margolin, a Cornell University communication professor who studies human dynamics through social media, has been tracking how people react to presidential candidates on Twitter since the beginning of the primaries. Using a new method of real-time analysis, Margolin and his collaborator, Yu-Ru Lin of the University of Pittsburgh, found the two candidates drew a […] Read more

EU should skip LNG’s ‘bridge to nowhere’ and leap to sustainable energy

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Sep 27, 2016
As pipeline-delivered natural gas continues to be a politically unstable energy source for Europe, officials in Brussels are exploring large-scale importation of liquefied natural gas from alternative sources – including the shale gas industry in the United States. Cornell Professor Robert Howarth, an expert on the atmospheric implications of methane, COP21 delegate and author of […] Read more

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