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Climate scientists study the odds of a megadrought

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.

The future of high-speed tube travel discussed in NYC

Journalists got a rare glimpse into the future of high-speed travel in vacuum tubes during an Inside Cornell talk Dec. 1 in Manhattan.

Leadership committee to guide Earth Source Heat effort on campus

The leadership group has been selected for the newly formed Earth Source Heat planning committee, part of the campus effort to achieve carbon neutrality by the year 2035.

Max Zhang: Local engagement yields ‘real social impact’

Engineer Max Zhang makes a concerted effort to improve the world through collaboration. “Ideas will only stay in my lab, will only stay on paper, if we don’t engage or work with the community.”

Cisterns could boost sustainable tourism on Greek island of Santorini

Cornell researchers are helping address water use on the Greek island of Santorini by reviving subterranean cisterns.

Cornell team devises rapid test for vitamin A, iron deficits

Cornell engineers and nutritionists have created a swift solution for a challenging global health problem: a low-cost, rapid test to detect iron and vitamin A deficiencies at the point of care.

Cornell student tells COP23 delegates: ‘Face up to reality’

A Cornell student, representing global youth constituencies at the Conference of the Parties (COP23) in Bonn, Germany, delivered a strong climate change statement to the convention delegates.

On the highway to health: trimming toxins with trees

Cornell engineering students are creating a state-of-the-art computer model to strategically place trees on highways near residential areas to mitigate pollution particles and improve human health.

Grants fund 22 Cornell teams, community partners

Twenty-two projects have received fall 2017 Engaged Opportunity Grants for projects and programs that advance community engagement at Cornell.

Collaborative theater course focuses on Finger Lakes climate change

Climate science, theater and civic engagement come together in a new Performing and Media Arts course that culminates in student-created multimedia performances Dec 1-4.

Students’ vegan jerky an international hit at Chinese food conference

Three Cornell students brought home honors from a global product development competition in China for their original vegan jerky snack.

Dec. 5 global soil painting competition illustrates soil’s vital role

Graduate student Kirsten Kurtz is on a mission to save soil and turn our attention to its natural beauty by using it as paint.