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Students, faculty shape global effort to cool a warming world

In a whirlwind of seminars, plenary sessions and corridor conversations, 17 Cornell students and six faculty attended COP24 in Katowice, Poland in December.  

The shape of water: When ag water management pays off

Farmers can get a significant payoff, especially when crop prices are high, by coordinating their water use with other farmers, according to new Cornell research.

Study creates roadmap for responsible geoengineering research

Senior engineering lecturer Douglas MacMartin has co-authored a study that suggests a protocol for geoengineering research and how it could ultimately impact public policy relating to climate change.

Summit keynote outlines peril climate change poses for indigenous peoples

In this era of rising atmospheric temperatures, Shorna Allred discussed her concerns about preserving the world’s indigenous societies during her keynote address Dec. 6 at Cornell’s 2018 Sustainability Leadership Summit.

Big picture look at climate change impact on U.S. agriculture: Midwest at risk

A new Cornell-led study shows that Midwest agriculture is increasingly vulnerable to climate change because of the region’s reliance on growing rain-fed crops.

Eighth annual TOGO awards celebrate community engagement

The 2018 Cornell Town-Gown Awards recognized three student partnerships with local organizations to develop new bus route signs, sponsor a pet health clinic and explore the future of local emergency medical services.

Pawprint

Winds of climate change will affect migratory birds

Changing winds may make it harder for North American birds to migrate south in the autumn but make it easier for them to come north in the spring.

Kling explores social cost of water pollution at D.C. event

Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future faculty director and water policy expert Catherine Kling talked about water pollution Dec. 4 in Washington, D.C.

Researchers seek alternatives to Mekong River hydropower dam

Researchers worked with the Cambodian government to explore alternatives to a potentially devastating dam planned along the Mekong River.

Cornell, community partners help drive Buffalo’s revival

The Partnership for the Public Good, founded in Buffalo in 2007 by the ILR School, is working with local groups to make the city a model of urban regeneration and create policies advancing equity and sustainability.

Cornell-led workshop Dec. 11 strives to transcend borders with science

Science for the greater global good earns a spotlight at the AGU meeting in Washington, D.C., as Cornell’s Karim-Aly Kassam will co-lead a full morning on science diplomacy at a workshop, on Dec. 11.

Ecolectro receives $1.7M from DOE to accelerate hydrogen fuel development

The U.S. Department of Energy has granted $1.7 million to Cornell startup Ecolectro so the company can produce hydrogen fuel more easily and inexpensively.