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Northeast farmers weigh warm climate, drenched fields

December 13, 2017
Farmers in the Northeast are adopting production habits tailored to longer, warming climate conditions, but they may face spring planting whiplash as they confront saturated fields from heavy rain.

Climate scientists study the odds of a megadrought

December 12, 2017
Cornell climate scientists and their colleagues have developed a “robust null hypothesis” to assess the odds of a megadrought – one that lasts more than 30 years – occurring in the western and southwestern United States.

Multilingual students help kids ride the road to reading

December 5, 2017
Thanks to multilingual Cornell students, 500 Ithaca-area children learning English as a second language each have a new book personalized just for them, with the English text translated into their native language.

Cornell group explores future of indoor farming

A tour of a Cornell greenhouse
November 21, 2017
The Cornell CEA Advisory Council recently hosted on campus more than 80 entrepreneurs and stakeholders from across the Northeast to discuss the state of the indoor farming industry, urban agriculture, supermarket trends and new technology.

Ault urges changes to proposed N.Y. climate change mitigation bill

Illustration of melting globe
November 20, 2017
At a public forum Nov. 14 in Queens, New York, assistant professor Toby Ault suggested strong carbon-tracking improvements be included in a proposed New York State Senate bill intended to mitigate the state’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Three Cornell CALS faculty elected as 2017 AAAS fellows

AAAS logo
November 20, 2017
Professors Daniel Barbarsh, Amanda Rodewald and Christine Smart were elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society.

Cornell students meet, learn from COP23 world leaders

November 15, 2017
COP23 is the annual global United Nations gathering where countries grapple with climate change. Seven Cornell students seized a rare opportunity to mingle with key figures from leading non-governmental organizations, businesses and governments around the world.

Putting the X into sex chromosome research

DNA strand
November 9, 2017
Research by Alon Keinan explores how complex diseases intersect with sex chromosomes, which have been largely ignored in genome-wide association studies.

New York youth shine at World Food Prize

Students receive awards
November 5, 2017
Student delegates from the New York Youth Institute traveled to the World Food Prize to meet with WFP laureates, former presidents, world leaders and students from across the U.S. 

Adam Howell joins Employee Assembly

Adam Howell
November 3, 2017
Adam Howell  communications specialist for the Cornell Local Roads Program, is now the Employee Assembly representative for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.