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Spring Environmental Humanities Lecture Series begins April 12

The Spring 2018 Environmental Humanities Lecture Series will bring to campus two scholars in the environmental humanities.

Ying Hua appointed director of Cornell China Center

Ying Hua, associate professor and director of undergraduate studies in the Department of Design and Environmental Analysis, has been named director of the Cornell China Center.

Students’ bus stop sign design becomes roadside reality

Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit is installing nearly 560 bus stop signs, redesigned in partnership with systems engineering students and the Cornell University Sustainability Design group.

Cornell touts Sustainability Month with over 80 events

Cornell goes green by celebrating Earth with Sustainability Month during April. More than 80 events are scheduled, including lectures, films, fashion, art and social justice events.

Study aims to improve, protect Northeast sugar maples

A Cornell project seeks to help maple syrup producers get more sap from less land, decrease its cost and protect sugar maple trees.

Study offers pearl of wisdom on contested oyster restoration in NYC waters

A Cornell-funded study looks at communication strategies around the hotly contested issue of oyster restoration in the Hudson-Raritan Estuary.

Alum Alan Sealls crowned ‘Best Weatherman Ever’ online

A calm, informative style has earned meteorologist Alan Sealls ’85, an earth and atmospheric sciences alumnus, acclaim.

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Turn your lights off for Earth March 24

Cornell will celebrate “Earth Hour” March 24, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., when community members are encouraged to turn off any nonessential light in your living space or common area for 60 minutes.

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Farmers get guidance on growing new perennial grains

While most industrial grain crops are annuals that must be replanted every year, a new perennial grain called Kernza has hit the markets with growing interest from restaurants, bakeries and brewers.