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Climate News

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News

Policy, farm management help China mitigate climate change
Production of animal protein in China has increased by 800% over the past 40 years, but new research shows why the amount of climate-warming nitrous oxide released from this animal farming has not risen as quickly.
  • Department of Global Development
  • Climate Change
  • Environment
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News

Declaring this the “decisive decade” for climate action, Cornell launched The 2030 Project: A Climate Initiative, which will mobilize world-class faculty to develop and accelerate tangible solutions to the climate challenge.
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
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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
Timothy Ravis

News

Timothy Ravis, whose research focuses on uncovering the social, political, and economic impediments to a green energy transition in Indonesia, is the first RANA Prize winner at Cornell.
  • Department of Global Development
  • Energy
  • Climate Change
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News

Loss and degradation of natural habitats and direct overexploitation of many species are cited as key threats to avian biodiversity, according to the new study “State of the World’s Birds.”
  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Animals
  • Climate Change

Degrees & Programs

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Events

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Seminar

Cornell Biogeochemistry Seminar Series Presents: Dr. Asmeret Berhe
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
Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Plantationocene: Conceptualizing the Climate Crisis

Seminar

A critical conversation on our contemporary planetary predicament and how different ways of conceptualizing it might entail different strategies for transformative change. Wendy Wolford is Robert A. and Ruth E. Polson Professor of Global...
  • Climate Change
  • Development
  • Global Development
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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. Gene Likens, Distinguished...
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Climate Change
  • Climate Change
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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. Maggie Xenopoulos, professor of...
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Climate Change
  • Climate Change
Ram Ramanathan

Seminar

Perspectives in Global Development: Spring 2022 Seminar Series Climate Change has already reached unprecedented levels with record breaking weather extremes. Over the last two decades when the mean warming was around 0.9 C, about 606000 people...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
  • Agriculture & Food Systems