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Extension podcast explores 2018 harvests, NYS impacts

tree fruit specialist
Published: 
December 10, 2018
Cornell Cooperative Extension's “Extension Out Loud” podcasts examine output, quality and consumer impacts from this year’s vegetable, tree fruit, grapes and field crops harvests.

New maps light up information on birds

Published: 
December 4, 2018
A new series of dynamic bird maps from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology reveals unprecedented details not only about where the birds are, but how their numbers and habitats change through the seasons and years.

Book investigates resilience in the face of chronic poverty

Book cover
Published: 
December 4, 2018
A new book, “The Economics of Poverty Traps,” co-edited by Cornell agricultural and development economist Chris Barrett, highlights cutting-edge research on the mechanisms that keep people entrenched in poverty.

Graphic warnings snuff out cigarettes’ appeal to kids

Cigarette
Published: 
November 29, 2018
Cigarette ads with graphic warning labels – with images such as cancerous gums and lips – cancel out the effect of ads that prompt children to think of smoking as cool and fun, according to a new Cornell study.

Mollusk collection moves to PRI, internet

Published: 
November 28, 2018
Cornell’s Malacology Collection will get new life online when it is donated to the Paleontological Research Institution, which plans to digitize it and make it available to researchers around the world.

Cornell expertise helps deliver clean, safe water to NYC

Water in a glass with a city skyline behind it
Published: 
November 27, 2018
Millions of times each day, New Yorkers turn on the faucet, relying on water supplied from about 125 miles away in the Catskill Mountains. Cornell expertise helps to keep the award-winning water pristine.

GM eggplant can reduce pesticide use in Bangladesh

Eggplant
Published: 
November 26, 2018
Replicated field trials comparing genetically modified eggplant with their non-GM counterparts in Bangladesh have confirmed the Bt gene confers almost total protection against pests.

Treatments give campus ash tree protection a leg up

Joe Doccola injects an ash tree in the Mundy Wildflower Garden with pesticide to prevent infestation by Emerald Ash Borer larvae
Published: 
November 26, 2018
Cornell Botanic Gardens treated some 50 priority ash trees within campus natural areas this fall in its efforts to manage emerald ash borer, an invasive insect that decimates ash forests.

Meet Breanne Kisselstein

Published: 
November 20, 2018
Breanne Kisselstein, a third-year doctoral student studying plant pathology, studies disease genes that are associated with resistance to fungicides growers rely on to control diseases in commercial vineyards. 

Staff honored with President’s Awards for Employee Excellence

Award winners
Published: 
November 15, 2018
Twelve individuals and three groups were recognized with President's Awards for Employee Excellence Nov. 13, which honored staff members in five new categories including the first-ever team award, emphasizing the collaborative nature of work at Cornell.

Catherine Kling named Tisch University Professor

Catherine Kling
Published: 
November 14, 2018
Catherine Kling, professor of environmental, energy and resource economics in the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, was one of three faculty members named Tisch University Professors by the Cornell University Board of Trustees.

Study reveals natural solutions to combat climate change

Published: 
November 14, 2018
Annual greenhouse gas emissions from all U.S. vehicles could be absorbed by forests, wetlands and agricultural lands – erasing a fifth of all greenhouse gas pollution, according to new research.

Three-species hybrid warbler discovered

A new hybrid banded warbler
Published: 
November 9, 2018
Scientists have shown that a bird found in Pennsylvania is the offspring of a hybrid warbler mother and a warbler father from an entirely different genus.

Cornell Farm Ops sets up NYS veterans for success

Nathan Bush
Published: 
November 8, 2018
Cornell’s Farm Ops program has changed the lives of thousands of veterans across New York by providing education, experts and resources to achieve success in agriculture.

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