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2021 was Northeast’s third-warmest year since 1895
For the Northeastern U.S., the year 2021 was third warmest – at an average of 49.5 degrees, which ties the year 2020 – since 1895, says the Northeast Regional Climate Center.
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Environment
  • Climate
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As New York prepares for a carbon-free energy future, public support for utility-scale solar farms is much lower than support for smaller solar projects, says new Cornell research.
  • Natural Resources and the Environment
  • Behavior
  • Energy
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Cornell experts from a variety of fields share their recommendations for individual actions – large and small – that can make an impact locally and globally.
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Natural Resources and the Environment
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
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  • Agriculture
  • Environment
  • Climate
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Animal Science Professor Xingen Lei has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, in recognition of his groundbreaking work on livestock phosphorus nutrition that improves global animal agriculture, preserves non-renewable phosphorus, and protects the environment.
  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture
  • Animals
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Meet our faculty: Vivek Srikrishnan
Academic focus: Climate impacts and risk management Research summary: Climate change creates new risks and enhances existing ones. My group focuses on decision-making to improve resilience in the presence of dynamic environmental and...
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Climate
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Academic focus: Biofluid mechanics, entomology, bio-inspired engineering, in vivo engineering Research summary: Insects’ well-adapted interactions with abiotic and biotic surroundings offer inspiration for innovative engineering designs and...
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Entomology
  • Environment
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Spotlight

Academic focus: Large-scale patterns in biodiversity and conservation Research summary: I study the ecological and evolutionary mechanisms that drive differences between species and ecosystems, and the implications for conservation planning. I’m...
  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Animals