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A ninespotted lady beetle

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The exhibition, “Extinct and Endangered,” opens June 22 in New York City and is based on the macrophotography of renowned artist Levon Biss.

  • Department of Entomology
  • Entomology
  • Nature

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Cost-effective waste-to-energy technologies are critical components of a future green economy. Jillian L. Goldfarb, Biological and Environmental Engineering, is developing techniques for exerting greater control over hydrothermal liquefaction reactions, which transforms organic wastes into renewable liquid biofuels.

  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Energy
  • Climate Change
a wetland

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Meredith Holgerson, assistant professor in ecology and evolutionary biology, is working with New York state to quantify the climate impact of ponds and wetlands, as part of the state’s efforts to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Climate Change
  • Environment
Green alga under a microscope

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After many rounds of brainstorming, the lab group found inspiration during President Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20, when Gorman read her poem, “The Hill We Climb.”

  • Boyce Thompson Institute
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Organisms
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Patches of green fields taken from above

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Cornell Atkinson awards $1.4 million to new sustainability projects

Cornell Atkinson has awarded seed funding to nine interdisciplinary projects that address a range of sustainability topics.

  • Animal Science
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
A waterfall in Casadilla Gorge

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The gorges on Cornell’s campus are part of its iconic beauty, and generations of Cornellians have been inspired by hiking through them – but their beauty can belie their potential danger.

  • Cornell Botanic Gardens
  • Nature

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Three Cornell scientists were honored during a June 1 ceremony promoting women’s engagement in innovation and commercialization – part of Cornell’s efforts to elevate women inventors, who were awarded just 12.8% of all U.S. patents in 2019.

  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Environment
  • Planet