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Spotlight

Solar energy developers and farmers need land to operate, and a Cornell research project aims to demonstrate how co-locating solar arrays on farmland can be an environmentally friendly way to benefit both the renewable energy and agriculture industries.
  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Animal Science
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News

In Medellin, Colombia, low-income residents who lived in close proximity to new public transit stations had increased rates of mosquito-transmitted dengue fever, according to a new study.
  • Department of Entomology
  • Entomology
  • Global Development
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Field Note

Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) and the New York State 4-H Youth Development program recently held Animal Crackers, a full-day interactive event for students aged eight and up with interest in animal science. This year’s event happened on May 7th and marked the first year of returning to entirely in-person programming. Dana Palmer, Senior Extension Associate of Cornell’s 4-H Youth Extension, reflects on this year’s successes.
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Animal Science
  • Animals
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News

Funded projects this cycle reflect the Migrations initiative’s interdisciplinary priorities of racism, dispossession and migration in the United States and international, multispecies migration.
  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Department of Global Development
  • Natural Resources and the Environment
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News

AI-powered BirdNET app makes citizen science easier

The free machine-learning powered tool can identify more than 3,000 birds by sound alone, generates reliable scientific data and makes it easier for people to contribute citizen-science data on birds by simply recording sounds.

  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Animals
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News

The exhibition, “Extinct and Endangered,” opens June 22 in New York City and is based on the macrophotography of renowned artist Levon Biss.

  • Department of Entomology
  • Entomology
  • Nature
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News

After many rounds of brainstorming, the lab group found inspiration during President Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20, when Gorman read her poem, “The Hill We Climb.”

  • Boyce Thompson Institute
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Organisms