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Pimentel, professor emeritus and environmental scientist, dies at 94
Pimentel published more than 700 studies and 40 books, and was a pioneering voice calling for protection of the environment and promoting sustainability. He was the first agricultural researcher to argue against DDT use before it was banned, and...
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Biology
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Cornell, Nature Conservancy to study key climate projects
The funded research will: assess state buyout programs of homes built on flood plains; gauge optimal fishing policies in Alaska; and examine sustainable, agricultural land management in China. Each of these two-year, $200,000 projects – funded...
  • Atkinson Center
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
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Howarth appointed to New York’s new Climate Action Council
The Climate Action Council was created under the New York State Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), which was signed into law July 18, 2019, and took effect Jan. 1. Howarth – a fellow at the Cornell Atkinson Center for...
  • Atkinson Center
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Biology
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New CALS website showcases life-changing research, teaching and outreach
Since May 2018, the CALS Office of Marketing and Communications has been leading a strategic initiative to rethink the online system. Launched in late 2019, the first phase of the new web system expands the college’s digital storytelling...
  • Cornell AgriTech
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Global Fellows Program celebrates first year of undergraduate research experiences in Hungary
In 2019, three Cornell undergraduates participated in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ (CALS) first Global Fellows Program based in Hungary. The three students are among the approximately 100 alumni of the Global Fellows Program...
  • CALS Global Fellows Program
  • International Programs
  • Neurobiology and Behavior
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Cornell joins consortium to ‘green’ business supply chains
With more than 100 corporate, academic and nongovernmental organization (NGO) members – including Amazon, ExxonMobil, Campbell’s, Colgate-Palmolive, Pepsico Inc., Walmart and the World Wildlife Fund – the consortium explores paths to address...
  • Atkinson Center
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December graduates depart with degrees, reading list
The landscape below was one she first came to know during two years of elementary school in Ithaca, while her mother did postdoctoral work at Cornell. After the family moved to Long Island, she’d treasured memories of the university’s green...
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CALS research leads list of 2019’s most read stories
In addition to the world-class education it offers, Cornell is a renowned research university, so it should come as no surprise that the most read Cornell Chronicle stories of 2019 dealt with the university’s quest to answer some of science’s...
  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering

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CALS offers new minor in community food systems

periodiCALS, Vol. 6, Issue 2, 2016 Students interested in learning about the social, political and agricultural aspects of food systems can choose a new minor, starting this fall, in community food systems. The new multidisciplinary minor...

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Development Sociology
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Good role models can help dairy farmers reduce antibiotic use
To find out why, an interdisciplinary team of researchers from Cornell and the University of Wageningen in the Netherlands used a social psychology approach to understand how dairy farmers’ views impact how and when they use antibiotics to treat...
  • Atkinson Center
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Dairy