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See how our current work and research is bringing new thinking and new solutions to some of today's biggest challenges.

Climate News

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News

Student Spotlight: Sylvana Ross
What is your area of research and why is it important? I am interested in understanding how organisms’ interactions within cities influence their ecology and evolution. I am aiming to study the genetic variation between urban and natural ant...
  • Department of Entomology
  • Evolution
  • Climate Change
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News

Cornell researchers compared federal floodplain home buyout policies with regional programs, showing that local strategies may make these acquisitions more equitable and effective.

  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Climate Change
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Field Note

In 2022, five students from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez spent their summer at Cornell for an intensive internship with faculty from across the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Agriculture
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News

When the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations challenged young researchers to think of ways to end hunger and transform agrifood systems, it hoped to inspire innovative thinking in sustainable development. More than 160 teams...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Climate Change
  • Food
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News

At the upcoming Conference of the Parties – best known as COP27 – 11 Cornell students will help delegations from small countries gain a stronger environmental voice.

  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Department of Global Development
  • Climate Change

Degrees & Programs

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Events

Speaker, Barbara Botos

Seminar

Global Climate Emergency. Road from Glasgow to Sharm el-Sheikh
Perspectives in Global Development: Fall 2022 Seminar Series We are in a race against time. We are losing. We live in a world of the triple planetary crisis (environmental pollution, biodiversity loss, climate crisis), which has been exacerbated...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
  • Development
Speaker, Purvi Mehta

Seminar

Due to travel complications, this talk has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule Purvi Mehta's talk in the Spring 2023 semester. Perspectives in Global Development: Fall 2022 Seminar Series The world is at an interesting crossroads where one...
  • Global Development
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture & Food Systems
Ram Ramanathan

Seminar

A talk from Veerabhadran Ramanathan, adjunct professor of global development, with an introduction from Ben Houlton, the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of CALS Time and date: Tuesday, September 20 from 4:30-5:30 pm EDT Location: Warren 151 and Zoom Co...
  • Climate Change
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
Speaker, Alexander Popp

Seminar

Perspectives in Global Development: Fall 2022 Seminar Series Nowadays, production of food, energy and materials, and the related use of water, nitrogen and other inputs account for crucial components and interactions in the land as well as full...
  • Global Development
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture & Food Systems
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Seminar

Attendees will learn about the earth's biogeochemical cycling by world experts and will hear about some of the most pressing biogeochemical questions across terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. In this session, Dr. Asmeret Berhe, professor and...
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Climate Change
  • Climate Change