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Glass of waters

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An analysis of the 500 largest city water systems in the U.S. found private ownership contributed to significantly higher water bills and lower affordability for low-income households.
  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Department of Global Development
  • Energy
Scott Peters and Daniel O'Connell

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Cornell CALS Professor Scott J. Peters to lead participatory action research into issues of justice, sovereignty, equity and sustainability in food and farming systems at University of Minnesota.
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Behavior
A flashing blue light on top of a police car

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Published research in 2020 found that Black and white Americans, when asked to take the perspective of a juror who would have to decide whether an officer should be indicted, reached different conclusions, even when presented with identical...
  • Department of Communication
  • Behavior
  • Communication
City Skyline Under White Sky

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In the summer of 2021, a convergence of political, financial, and infrastructural crises in Lebanon led to severe fuel shortages. Without the diesel necessary to run both the state’s power plants and private backup generators, the country was...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Energy
  • Global Development
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Patches of green fields taken from above

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Cornell Atkinson has awarded seed funding to nine interdisciplinary projects that address a range of sustainability topics.

  • Animal Science
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management

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Cost-effective waste-to-energy technologies are critical components of a future green economy. Jillian L. Goldfarb, Biological and Environmental Engineering, is developing techniques for exerting greater control over hydrothermal liquefaction reactions, which transforms organic wastes into renewable liquid biofuels.

  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Energy
  • Climate Change