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Natural gas

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Howarth advises senators to shrink NY’s natural gas options

Cornell professor Robert Howarth advised New York state senators last week to downsize the state’s natural gas pipeline system and to repeal laws that easily connect gas to new homes.

  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Energy
  • Climate Change
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Field Note

Will Salamone ’22 was first exposed to agriculture mowing the lawn of a neighboring dairy farm. Years later, a Cornell class in Whole-Farm Nutrient Management (ANSC4120) and a joint summer internship between the Nutrient Management Spear Program...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture
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New research proposes how to ensure adequate nutrition while minimizing chronic disease and environmental impact
  • Department of Global Development
  • Environment
  • Food
cattle grazing

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A new study shows that it’s possible for the beef industry to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions without increasing costs and still meet global demand for meat. But the strategies to achieve this outcome are largely dependent on what cows consume, where beef is produced, how land is managed, and ways neighboring nations work together — with major implications for borderless agricultural policies that best protect the environment.
  • Department of Global Development
  • Climate Change
  • Environment
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A new study identifies the genetic underpinnings for why broccoli heads become abnormal when it’s hot, providing insight into effects of climate-induced warming for all crops and pointing the way for breeding heat-resistant new varieties.

  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Biology Section
  • Agriculture
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Spotlight

Meet our faculty: Yiqi Luo
Meet Yiqi Luo, Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor, School of Integrative Plant Science.
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Climate Change
  • Ecosystems
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Spotlight

Meet Swanne Gordon, assistant professor, Department of of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Evolution
  • Environment
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Spotlight

Meet Andrés López-Sepulcre, assistant professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Evolution
  • Ecosystems