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A group of scientists has released the first comprehensive list of birds that haven’t been documented in more than a decade, with the help of Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

  • Animals
  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Nature
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After sampling food markets in Chinatown districts, Cornell researchers found evidence that some threatened species of sea cucumbers – a pricey, nutritious delicacy – get sold to consumers.

  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Biodiversity
  • Food
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Cocaine trafficking harms the environment and threatens habitats important to dozens of species of migratory birds, according to a new study.

  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Environment
  • Animals
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Chemical ecologist Andre Kessler makes an argument for plant intelligence, citing goldenrod's flexible, real-time, adaptive responses when eaten.

  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Communication
  • Environment
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Ag solution can boost Senegal’s economy while battling parasite

Cornell and global researchers are finding ways to control disease-carrying aquatic plants in Senegal by turning the flora into inexpensive compost or livestock feed – and helping the economy.

  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Plants
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For human and environmental health, it has to be, says Kristan Reed, assistant professor of animal science.
  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture
  • Animals
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Spotlight

With creative, collaborative thinking, says Yu Jiang, assistant professor of systems engineering and data analytics in SIPS.
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Agriculture