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taffed seagrass plants at low tide

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In an oceanic omen for climate change’s intensifying effects, Cornell-led research shows that seagrass suffers from a wasting disease and root-system deterioration.
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Water
  • Disease
Peace Corps staff and farmers hold rice plants

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A Cornell program is playing a key role in a project to make rice more resilient to climate change and increase production in West Africa, thanks to a four-year, $14 million grant from the Adaptation Fund.
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Climate
Composite image of two men including purple ribbon with text highly cited research 2021 Clarivate

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Mario Herrero and Johannes Lehmann each made the 2021 list of most influential scientists.
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
Ram Ramanathan on a pier

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Climate scientist Veerabhadran Ramanathan, who first discovered in the 1970s the climate-altering impacts of certain carbon chemicals in the atmosphere and who has been a driving force to enact policies to curb global warming for four decades, is joining Cornell’s Department of Global Development.
  • Department of Global Development
  • Climate
  • Global Development
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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