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Farmers get guidance on growing new perennial grains

March 21, 2018
While most industrial grain crops are annuals that must be replanted every year, a new perennial grain called Kernza has hit the markets with growing interest from restaurants, bakeries and brewers.

New obesity solutions may be on the tip of your tongue

March 20, 2018
Cornell food scientists have discovered that when mice are fed a high-fat diet and become obese, they lose nearly 25 percent of their tongue’s taste buds – possibly encouraging them to eat more food.

$1.6M grant may turn sediment into port city pay dirt

March 15, 2018
Landscape Architecture’s Brian Davis and Sean Burkholder, University at Buffalo, received a $1.6 million grant from the Great Lakes Protection Fund for creating ecologic gold from shipping port sediment.

At 90, Gilbert Levine leaves Einaudi Center post

March 14, 2018
Gilbert Levine, emeritus professor of biological and environmental engineering, first retired in 1983 after more than 30 years on the Cornell faculty. He's giving it another try at age 90.

Sustainability sows a healthy business climate

March 13, 2018
The color of money may be the best tint for keeping the world from warming was a key message at the Cornell Business Impact Symposium, “Unleashing the Hidden Power of Sustainability,” on March 10.  

Cornell scientists size up quality wastewater treatment

March 5, 2018
Cornell scientists have assessed factors to improve, upgrade and make New York’s wastewater treatment plants more robust, according to their work published Feb. 24 in the journal Water Research.

Forests can capture more carbon to ease climate change

February 28, 2018
In an effort to offset greenhouse gas emissions and to mitigate climate change, research scientists report that soil in forests can capture and hold a large quantity of atmospheric carbon dioxide.

Nutritious red rice developed for the U.S.

February 28, 2018
Cornell and U.S Department of Agriculture researchers announced that they are releasing a nutritious new red rice cultivar that should appeal to people interested in alternative grains.

New seed catalog restores vegetable flavor to savor

February 27, 2018
Cornell plant breeder Michael Mazourek, chef Dan Barber and seed producer Matthew Goldfarb have launched a new vegetable seed catalog that provides a vegetable bounty that any foodie will crave.

Yeast research aims to reduce stress for New York wineries

February 21, 2018
Patrick Gibney, assistant professor and the E&J Gallo Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow in the Department of Food Science, is working out how metabolic pathways within a yeast cell determine those changes, with implications for how wine is produced.

Beautiful botanicals on display through March 31

February 20, 2018
A new exhibition now on display in Albert R. Mann Library, “A Sweep of Light: Scanner Photography and the Art of Horticulture,” shows the intricate beauty of plants in images by contributing artists and students.