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Howarth outlines carbon neutrality report options at UA

Published: 
October 20, 2016
Robert Howarth spoke to the University Assembly Oct. 18 about the recently released Senior Leaders Climate Action Group report on options and their associated costs for achieving a carbon-neutral campus by 2035.

$1.2M grant to help Cornell eradicate potato pest

Published: 
October 19, 2016
A $1.2M state grant announced Oct. 14 will update facilities at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences as Cornell ramps up efforts to eradicate the golden nematode, which strikes potato crops.

Soil Health Trailer extends Cornell's reach

Published: 
October 19, 2016
The New York Grazinglands Coalition Soil Health Trailer is a rolling lab equipped to demonstrate the value of healthy soil while illustrating the dangers that can lurk both above and beneath.

Exhibition, talk, film explore a sea of glass

Published: 
October 17, 2016
A three-part exhibition examining the art and legacy of the Blaschka glass marine animal collection will open at Mann Library Oct. 27, launched with a talk by Drew Harvell on her new book at 4 p.m.

Programs empower women farmers around the world

Published: 
October 14, 2016
International Programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences run several initiatives around the world to improve food security and eradicate rural poverty.

Cascadilla Gorge trail closes temporarily

Published: 
October 13, 2016
A drainage issue created unsafe conditions on part of the Cascadilla Gorge trail, necessitating its temporary closure between Treman Triangle at Linn Street and College Avenue.

Cornell helps farm get veterans job-training approval

Published: 
October 13, 2016
The Cornell Small Farms Program Farm Ops initiative helped Kreher's Poultry Farm in Clarence, New York, receive approval as the state's first on-the-job training program for military veterans to become farmers.

Study: Decline in forest diversity could cost billions per year

Published: 
October 13, 2016
A new study in Science reveals that biodiversity in forests promotes productivity. When the number of tree species increases, so does the amount of timber that can be harvested, so the gains from conservation far exceed the costs.

Economist, partners clinch USAID award for drought insurance

Published: 
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

Published: 
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

Published: 
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

Published: 
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

Published: 
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

Published: 
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

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