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How is Cornell helping New York state's craft beverage industry?
On tap are an array of beers crafted with New York state ingredients: Seeds of Love and Outrage, Backroad Odysseys, and Lazy Lollygagger, an ale that spotlights the flavor of cherries and lemon-thyme. Owner Jason Sahler knows his way around a...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Food Science
  • Agriculture
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Sled dogs lead the way in quest to slow aging
By the end of her racing days, she had competed twice in sled dog racing’s equivalent to the Olympics – the International Federation of Sleddog Sports World Championships. And she ended her racing career with a bang, winning an extremely...
  • Animal Science
  • Animals
  • Health + Nutrition
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Project partners researchers, librarians & AI to fight hunger
But research sometimes points in different directions. So it can be hard for policymakers to decide where to dedicate limited funds, and how best to help farmers adopt the right crops. Ceres2030, a global effort led by International Programs in...
  • International Programs
  • Global Development
  • Agriculture
A man working in a rice field on a sunny day.

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Can rice be grown in New York's climate?
“I said, ‘That’s the one I’m looking for, the wetland is good for the rice,’” Badjie said, flashing an easy smile. “Dawn said, ‘No, you can’t grow rice here. Are you crazy?’” Few farmers attempt to grow a warmth-loving crop like rice in the...
  • International Programs
  • Agriculture
  • Plants

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Restoring Long Island's shellfish population
“Clamming and fishing, they’re in your blood,” says Warner, as Hampton Bays, a coastal village in Southampton, New York, fades into the distance. “It’s a lifestyle, not a job.” That lifestyle – and Long Island’s coastal ecosystem, economy and...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Animals
  • Organisms

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Why has North America lost 3 billion birds?
According to research published Sept. 19 by the journal Science, the total breeding bird population in the continental U.S. and Canada has dropped by 29 percent since that year. “We were astounded by this result … the loss of billions of birds,”...
  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Animals
  • Environment
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How can we protect New York state’s berry industry?
Cornell University’s berry team provides expertise in horticulture, entomology, plant pathology, agricultural economics, plant breeding and management practices for New York state’s $20 million berry industry.
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • School of Integrative Plant Science

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Street smarts: Cornell paves the way for safer roads in NYS
A half-mile snippet of Albro Road, a sleepy byway in Sherburne, New York, 36 miles south of Utica, had severe cracks in its pavement. They made for a teeth-chattering ride. “I don’t think you’d want to have an open coffee cup in your hand on...
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Applied Economics
  • Environment
A blue ocean with fish swimming in a school far in the distance and multi-colored coral in the foreground with a plastic back wrapped around it

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A sea of troubles: Marine ecosystems send an SOS
Marine ecologist Drew Harvell was a University of Washington doctoral student in zoology in 1982 when she went on a research trip off Panama’s western coast with one of the world’s foremost experts in the biology of coral reefs. Then twenty-six...
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Animals
  • Disease
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A new order: Controlling the boundaries of social media
Social boundaries are collapsing online, complicating how people engage with news, politics and each other.
  • Department of Communication
  • Communication
  • Media