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Economist, partners clinch USAID award for drought insurance

October 12, 2016
Development economist Chris Barrett and his research partners won an award from USAID for their innovative livestock insurance research. The insurance saves nomadic herders from falling into poverty during times of drought.

Phenomena at rural-urban interface topic of conference

October 11, 2016
At the New Rural-Urban Interface held Sept. 29-30, social scientists from Cornell and elsewhere gathered to discuss the cultural, demographic, economic and political dimensions of the changing landscape.

Color-changing squash reveals ripeness

October 6, 2016
Michael Mazourek, assistant professor in plant breeding and genetics, bred honeynut squash that blooms green and slowly turns orange when ripe.

Forum tackles issues facing next-generation agriculture

October 5, 2016
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the USDA Oct. 3 convened leaders in farming, government, academia and private enterprise to discuss land tenure and next-generation agriculture.

Megadrought risks soar as atmosphere warms in Southwest

October 5, 2016
As a consequence to a warming Earth, the risk of a megadrought in the American Southwest – one that lasts more than 35 years – likely will increase to a 20- to 50-percent chance this century.

Now is the lightest you will weigh all year

Sep 27, 2016
For the average person, the time before the start of the holiday season is the low point in an annual weight gain pattern that peaks during the holidays and takes nearly half a year to fully shed. Read more

New York foods entice Capitol Hill lawmakers

Sep 16, 2016
New York Farm Day Sept. 14 served up yogurt, chocolate, duck, whiskey, clams to wine ice cream on Capitol Hill as New York’s agricultural community showed their wares to the legislative community. Read more

Engaged Cornell 2016 Faculty Fellows named

Sep 13, 2016
Twelve faculty members from seven departments have been named Engaged Cornell Faculty Fellows for 2016–17. The program supports faculty who do community-engaged teaching or research. Read more

Warming oceans imperil iconic marine species

Sep 9, 2016
With a warming ocean along the coasts of the United States, many well-known marine species – important culturally and economically – face a uncertain future, according to a new Cornell study in Oceanography. Read more