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Schwartz research award applications due Dec. 11

Established in 2016, the competitive award supports faculty in Ithaca, Geneva and at Cornell Tech who are leading innovative research and pilot experiments expected to generate preliminary data that could lead to securing a larger grant. Due to...

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Cornell tool connects farmers to Walmart climate goals
To address this need, researchers in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) have developed an online greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions accounting tool, FAST-GHG, to help quantify these emissions in crop production. Walmart Inc. is...
  • Atkinson Center
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
A young boy in a garden.


Verdant Views: Growing in Gardens - A Personal Odyssey
Gardens have the power to draw us in. They help alleviate ailments of the body, mind and spirit, foster our aspirations, and inspire us. And they do this in profoundly personal ways. Join us for this episode of Verdant Views, for a talk with...
  • Plants
  • Horticulture
  • Environment
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Doctoral student contributes to global ocean-predator study
The multiyear study showed how – as persistent global warming heats the oceans – rising temperatures can reconfigure entire communities of marine predators and impact creatures lower on the food chain. The study was led by the Marine Global...
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Plants
  • Water