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Climate News

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News

Houlton to Vatican climate summit: Ag is ‘most powerful weapon’

At last week’s Vatican climate change meeting, Ben Houlton (CALS) spoke on how the global agricultural sector could remove large volumes of atmospheric carbon.

  • Agriculture
  • Climate Change
  • Department of Global Development
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News

Cornell researchers and collaborators have developed a new framework that allows scientists to predict crop yield without the need for enormous amounts of high-quality data – which is often scarce in developing countries, especially those facing...

  • Agriculture
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
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The Nutrient Management Spear Program (NMSP) has been working hard to evaluate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on New York dairy farms. The dairy sustainability team, led by Research Associate Olivia Godber , helps farmers identify opportunities...
  • PRO-DAIRY
  • Animal Science
  • Climate Change
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News

Cornell researchers and administrators joined industry and government partners to celebrate the opening of new animal respiration stalls in the Department of Animal Science.
  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture
  • Animals
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News

New climate-controlled animal respiration stalls in CALS – the only ones currently operating in the U.S. – will allow researchers to measure, verify and monitor methane and other gas emissions from cows.

  • Animal Science
  • Climate Change

Degrees & Programs

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Events

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Seminar

Co-producing Autonomy? Smart Earth Technologies, Indigenous Politics, and Climate Justice in Amazonia
This event is supported by the Department of Global Development in the Social, Political, and Ethical Dimensions of Technology in Development job talk series. Talk abstract Amazonia is a central region for climate change action and development...
  • global development
  • Global Development
  • Department of Global Development
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Seminar

Perspectives in Global Development: Fall 2023 Seminar Series Abstract When a community is facing one of our global challenges, perspectives and knowledge from those with experience beyond the locale can of course be beneficial. This can provide...
  • global development
  • agriculture
  • Agriculture & Food Systems
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Seminar

Perspectives in Global Development: Fall 2023 Seminar Series Abstract In an era marked by pressing ecological concerns and the pursuit of equitable human development, this seminar explores how nations in the Global South are navigating the...
  • global development
  • agriculture
  • Climate Change
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Seminar

Perspectives in Global Development: Fall 2023 Seminar Series Abstract Around the globe, 800m people spend more than 10% of their household budget on health care, and nearly 100m of these are pushed into extreme poverty every year by out-of...
  • global development
  • agriculture
  • Climate Change
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Seminar

Perspectives in Global Development: Fall 2023 Seminar Series Abstract Food is loved and needed, it is emotive, and it is deeply imbedded in cultures and family histories. However, not enough people know that climate change is changing everything...
  • global development
  • Climate Change