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Digital Ag Hackathon tackles pressing agricultural problems

Cornell’s first Digital Agriculture Hackathon saw students from a variety of disciplines come together to develop ways of addressing some of the world’s most pressing agricultural challenges.

Advances point the way to smaller, safer batteries

New Cornell research has advanced the design of solid-state batteries, a technology inherently safer than today’s lithium-ion batteries, which rely on flammable liquid electrolytes.

D.C. workshop explores dimensions of new carbon economy

The Atkinson Center hosted a workshop Feb. 13 in Washington, D.C., that outlined an agenda highlighting Cornell’s research strengths in support of a new carbon economy.

Upstate beef farm honored for efforts to keep NYC water clean

Thunder View Farms, a Catskill-region Angus beef operation founded and run by Cornell graduates, has been honored by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association for its efforts at keeping water that flows to New York City safe.

New solar farm ‘extends art of the possible’

University officials, government representatives and solar power executives ceremonially broke ground March 1 for the new Cascadilla Community Solar Farm at Cornell.

Academics propose U.S.-Mexico ‘energy-water corridor’

A network of academics from around the United States – including two Cornell wind energy experts – are proposing an 'energy-water corridor' along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Curriculum allows farmers to lead climate change education

Smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa are engaging in sustainable and equitable agricultural development through an innovative curriculum that puts them front and center.

Biochar soaks up ammonia pollution, study shows

A Cornell-led study supported by the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future shows that biochar has great potential as a fertilizer because of its ability to soak up nitrogen, and its method for doing so.

Experts highlight NYS invasive species research in D.C.

Mark Whitmore, extension associate in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, briefed congressional staffers on an invasive species threatening hemlock trees and ways to combat it.

Tom Cade, who saved peregrine falcons, dies at 91

Tom Cade, Cornell emeritus professor of zoology, who as an environmental champion worked tirelessly and successfully to save peregrine falcons from extinction, died Feb. 6 in Boise, Idaho. He was 91.

Catharine Young to lead Center of Excellence at Cornell AgriTech

New York State Sen. Catharine Young, R-57th Dist., has been named director of the New York State Center of Excellence for Food and Agriculture at Cornell AgriTech.

Roadmap points way to better soil health in New York

The Cornell-led New York Soil Health Initiative has just released its Soil Health Roadmap, which identifies ways farmers and land managers can adopt better soil health practices.