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News

Soil carbon usually refers only to the organic matter component of soils, known as soil organic carbon (SOC). However, soil carbon also has an inorganic component, known as soil inorganic carbon (SIC). Solid SIC, often calcium carbonate, tends to accumulate more in arid regions with infertile soils, which has led many to believe it is not important. In a study published in Science, researchers led by Prof. HUANG Yuanyuan from the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and Prof. ZHANG Ganlin from the Institute of Soil Science of CAS, together with collaborators, have quantified the global store of SIC, challenging this long-held view.
  • Agriculture
  • Climate Change
  • Soil
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News

Methane is one of the greenhouse gasses responsible for climate change, and it is 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide as a driver of global warming. At the same time, 14.5% of methane emissions each year come from ruminants such as cows...
  • Animal Science
  • Climate Change
  • Dairy
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News

Nearly 400 dairy producers and industry professionals from across the Northeast gathered in East Syracuse, NY last week for two intense days of learning, collaboration, industry thought-leadership, and a few laughs. The conference featured...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • PRO-DAIRY
  • Animal Science
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News

The findings The study identifies stark discrepancies in food production data worldwide, notably within livestock, fisheries, and aquaculture sectors. These sectors experience pronounced data gaps, especially at national and local levels, due to...
  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture

Degrees & Programs

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Events

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Seminar

Perspectives in Global Development: Fall 2023 Seminar Series Abstract The extremely uneven and inequitable impacts of climate change creates differential vulnerabilities, experiences, responses, and coping mechanisms across the world. Climate...
  • global development
  • agriculture
  • Climate Change
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Seminar

Perspectives in Global Development: Fall 2023 Seminar Series Abstract The world is at an interesting crossroads where one cannot deny the rapid strides it has made, some interesting parities that technologies like ICT has brought in bridging the...
  • global development
  • Climate Change
  • agriculture
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Conference

Gardeners are keen observers of what is required to grow healthy plants of all types and sizes. New strategies and solutions to the problems presented by cultivating living things are often contemplative acts. These actions will hold gardeners...
  • Gardening
  • Sustainable Landscaping
  • Climate Change
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Conference

Understanding the core principles and practices of an ecological garden will help you rebuild your garden ecosystem, with its natural feedback loops that result in greater abundance, lower pest pressure, and natural disease resistance, and...
  • Gardening
  • Sustainable Landscaping
  • Climate Change