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Energy-saving particle accelerator achieves breakthrough

A new breed of accelerator, developed at Cornell’s Wilson Synchrotron Lab, provides particle beams with unprecedented properties and power.

Cornell, Nature Conservancy to study key climate projects

A new collaboration between the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability and The Nature Conservancy this year will fund three studies that could be significant in the face of climate change.

Zoo U: Conservation, education drive Cornell-zoo partnership

A 23-year partnership between the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse, New York, and the College of Veterinary Medicine provides care for endangered species while giving veterinarians and students specialized training.

Howarth appointed to New York’s new Climate Action Council

Robert Howarth has been appointed to the new Climate Action Council, created to bring about New York’s path to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions and support green energy.

Cornell joins consortium to ‘green’ business supply chains

Cornell faculty and students can now champion greener consumer products, supply chains and commercial trade, as the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability began a partnership with The Sustainability Consortium on Jan. 13.

Vice provost illuminates Cornell’s global role and impact

Wendy Wolford, Cornell’s vice provost for international affairs and the Robert A. and Ruth E. Polson Professor of Global Development, discusses her background, interdisciplinary approach, the university’s support for students and faculty in international work, the Global Grand Challenge, the new Cornell China Center and more.

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Sustainability summit radiates campus climate progress

More than 200 attendees at Cornell’s Sustainability Leadership Summit heard how New York may be a leader in creating renewable energy and learned about the university’s own sustainability progress.

In global south, building sewers may spur health, economy

Cities in the “global south” – densely populated urban areas that are part of low-income countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America – should phase out pit latrines, septic tanks and other on-site methods of human waste management, according to a Cornell researcher.

Cornell geologists detect rapid ‘ice stream’ at Arctic glacier

Cornell geologists, examining the desolate Vavilov ice cap on the northern fringe of Siberia in the Arctic Circle, have for the first time observed the rapid ice loss from an improbable new river of ice.

Celebration marks prototype accelerator getting up to speed

Staff, university leaders, industry partners and government representatives attended a Dec. 5 celebration of the launch of the Cornell-Brookhaven ERL Test Accelerator facility, known as CBETA.

Pelosi meets Cornell students at UN climate change meeting

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited with Cornell students at the 25th annual United Nations’ Conference of the Parties climate change conference, Dec. 3 in Madrid, Spain.

Young tree swallows carry environmental stress into adulthood

Cornell researchers have discovered a negative relationship between the temperature during tree swallows’ development and their hormonal response to stressors as adults. Specifically, they found that colder temperatures during the development stage had an effect on swallows later in life.