Award granted to work toward developing filters against avian flu and SARS

Juan Hinestroza, assistant professor of textiles and apparel at Cornell University, has won a James D. Watson Investigator Award for $200,000 over two years from the New York State Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research to develop nanofibers capable of filtering out viruses, bacteria and hazardous nanoparticles. (November 29, 2005)

As power bills soar, Cornell is working to trim energy usage

The Cornell campus is facing a winter of challenge as energy costs soar. Over the next few weeks, Chronicle Online will be presenting stories showing the extent of rising costs and how the Cornell community can help to keep them under control. (November 16, 2005)

Traffic issues drive discussion at first open forum on sustainability

Traffic and parking issues were at the top of the agenda for the first open forum on sustainability at Cornell on Nov. 8. The discussion, sponsored by the University Assembly, was the first of six planned summits to focus on creating a culture of sustainability throughout campus. (November 15, 2005)

Cornell conservationists propose allowing wild animals to roam parts of North America

If Cornell University researchers and their colleagues have their way, cheetahs, lions, elephants, camels and other large wild animals may soon roam parts of North America. (Aug. 17, 2005)

Cornell ecologist's study finds that producing ethanol and biodiesel from corn and other crops is not worth the energy

Turning plants such as corn, soybeans and sunflowers into fuel uses much more energy than the resulting ethanol or biodiesel generates, according to a new Cornell University and University of California-Berkeley study.

Summit pulls together what Cornell should pursue in quest to be more sustainable

How can the Cornell campus do more when it comes to energy efficiency, recycling, reducing pollution, preserving green areas and other efforts that promote sustainability?

Secrets of whales' long-distance songs are being unveiled by U.S. Navy's undersea microphones -- but sound pollution threatens

For nearly nine years Cornell University researcher Christopher Clark has been listening to whale songs and calls in the North Atlantic using the navy's antisubmarine listening system.

Ethanol fuel from corn faulted as 'unsustainable subsidized food burning' in analysis by Cornell scientist

Neither increases in government subsidies to corn-based ethanol fuel nor hikes in the price of petroleum can overcome what one Cornell University agricultural scientist calls a fundamental input-yield problem: It takes more energy to make ethanol from grain than the combustion of ethanol produces. (August 7, 2001)

Researchers learn what it takes to make the bluebird of happiness happy

Sixteen years of hard work and setbacks have taught Professor Emeritus Richard B. Fischer what it takes to make the bluebird of happiness happy: Location, location, location. And a few amenities.