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Natural gas

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Howarth advises senators to shrink NY’s natural gas options

Cornell professor Robert Howarth advised New York state senators last week to downsize the state’s natural gas pipeline system and to repeal laws that easily connect gas to new homes.

  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Energy
  • Climate Change
Wind turbines in a field

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Four Cornell Cooperative Extension county offices are leading statewide efforts to establish a network of Regional Clean Energy Hubs as part of Gov. Kathy Hochul’s $52 million initiative to connect local communities with clean energy resources.

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Energy
  • Natural Resources
Tamar Law

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Tamar Law, a Ph.D. student in development studies whose research examines the climate justice dimensions of climate mitigation, earned the 2022 Ronny Adhikarya Niche Award (RANA) Prize, the Department of Global Development announced today. The...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Energy
  • Climate Change
Members of the Solar Panel Reboot team stand around a solar panel

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Using polyurethane, resin, epoxy – and gallons of wit – the Solar Panel Reboot student team, part of the Cornell University Sustainability Design, provides an afterlife to old, broken photovoltaic boards.

  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Energy

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Viral DNA in human genomes, embedded there from ancient infections, serve as antivirals that protect human cells against certain present-day viruses, according to new research.

  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Genomics
  • Genetics
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Events

Speaker, Jovan Lewis

Seminar

Seminar in Critical Development Studies hosted by Cornell Global Development and the Graduate Field of Development Studies Abstract: In this talk, I think through the history of Greenwood, Tulsa, Oklahoma, more famously known as Black Wall...
  • Global Development
  • Department of Global Development
  • Applied Economics
Speaker, Kyle Davis

Seminar

Perspectives in Global Development: Fall 2022 Seminar Series Sustainable food systems aim to provide sufficient and nutritious food, while maximizing climate resilience and minimizing environmental impacts. Yet historical practices, notably the...
  • Global Development
  • Department of Global Development
  • Development