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Q&A on Environmental Justice with Rosa Méndez ’05

Rosa Méndez
April 10, 2017
The new director of the Office of Environmental Justice with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation shares her perspective on the job ahead and why environmental justice should matter to everyone.

Cornell Hosts Urban and Rural Students for Food Security Program

Students in soil lab
April 6, 2017
More than 50 high school students from across the state visited Cornell March 31-April 1 for the New York Youth Institute, the state-level World Food Prize youth program engaging students with issues related to agriculture and food security.

Survey Details Impact of 2016 Drought on New York Farming

April 6, 2017
A survey of more than 200 New York farmers late last summer found that more than 70 percent of unirrigated, rain-fed field crops and pasture acreage had losses between 30 and 90 percent, said a new Cornell report.

Our Roots Grow Deep: Alumni in Extension

Concord Cluster
April 4, 2017
Alumni Lindsay Jordan, M.S. ’14, and Justin Scheiner, Ph.D. ’10 are applying their grape expertise to help growers from Texas to California. 

Human Illness Can Demonstrably Harm the Environment

globe and stethoscope
April 3, 2017
For decades, scientists have known that unhealthy surroundings induce human illness. Now, research suggests that communities of very sick people may damage the environment, according to a new study in PNAS, April 3.

On Social Media, Female Entrepreneurs Act Demurely to Thrive

Woman at laptop
April 3, 2017
Self-employed women working in digital creative industries, such as blogging or marketing, feel compelled to conduct business online in a traditionally feminine way, said Brooke Duffy, assistant professor of communication.

Researchers Discover High-Def Electron Pathways in Soil

root hairs
March 31, 2017
Cornell scientists have discovered a new high-definition system that allows electrons to travel through soil farther and more efficiently than previously thought, according to Nature Communication, March 31.

Cornell Leaders Discuss Earth Source Heat at Ithaca Forum

Collins and Cowen
March 30, 2017
Members of Cornell's Senior Leaders Climate Action Group presented highlights of their report, 'Options for Achieving a Carbon Neutral Campus by 2035,' at a public meeting March 28 in downtown Ithaca.

Faculty Projects Get Global-at-Home Curriculum Grants

March 30, 2017
Ten faculty-led projects are receiving approximately $170,000 in Internationalizing the Cornell Curriculum grants this year, the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs has announced.

Set Strawberry Alarm Clock for Post-Apple Bloom

Ground bees on apple
March 30, 2017
Growers who time their strawberries to bloom just after apples do, can reap a better harvest, according to new research from the lab of Bryan Danforth, professor of entomology.

"Meat and Greet" Fair Brings Farmers to Local Tables

duck on cutting board
March 29, 2017
The inaugural Meat and Greet Farmer and Chef Fair held March 11 at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York, sought to connect consumers with farmers. The event was co-sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension.

CICER Brings China Experts Across Campus Together

chinese flag
March 23, 2017
The Cornell Institute for China Economic Research, founded in 2015, helps coordinate the efforts of scholars across campus and supports research to understand economic growth in China.

Cornell to Host Carbon Neutrality Forum March 28

globe in hands
March 20, 2017
Cornell's Senior Leaders Climate Action Group will host a public forum March 28 to discuss Options for Achieving a Carbon Neutral Campus by 2035 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Hotel Ithaca.

Can Africa Feed the World?

March 17, 2017
Demographic trends, lack of infrastructure, and the legacy of colonialism are major hurdles Africa has to overcome if it is ever to become the agricultural superpower it aims to be.