Cornell group explores future of indoor farming

Indoor farming entrepreneurs and experts came to Cornell in early November to learn how to create viable businesses for local vegetables and produce grown indoors.

Cornell, DEC launch new hemlock pest biocontrol lab

Cornell and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced the creation of a new biological control lab on campus to protect the state’s ecologically important hemlock trees.

Graduate students spark public interest in electricity

At the Science Cabaret Nov. 14 at Ithaca’s Coltivare restaurant, doctoral student Josue San Emeterio shared the mysteries of electricity.

Essentials

Ault urges changes to proposed N.Y. climate change mitigation bill

Toby Ault, assistant professor of earth and atmospheric sciences, suggested strong carbon-tracking improvements be included in a proposed New York State Senate bill to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.

Cornell students meet, learn from COP23 world leaders

For the first week of 2017’s Conference of the Parties in Bonn, Germany, Nov. 6-17, seven Cornell students met with business and government leaders from around the world.

In bee decline, fungicides emerge as improbable villain

To understand bumblebee population declines, a Cornell-led team examined environmental stressors. They found a shocker: fungicides.

Geoengineering might address climate change, MacMartin tells Congress

Geoengineering could be a valuable part of a comprehensive strategy for managing climate change impacts, a Cornell expert told Congress Nov. 8.

Saving Coney Island from the roller coaster of climate change

As sea levels rise, the Coney Island peninsula may become uninhabitable. Cornell landscape architecture graduate students wrestle with the island’s tenable, livable resilience as nature aims to reclaim it.

Climate change, sparse policies endanger right whale population

North Atlantic right whales – a highly endangered species making modest population gains in the past decade – may be imperiled by warming waters and insufficient international protection, according to a new Cornell analysis published online in Global Change Biology, Oct. 30.