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Decline of carbon dioxide-gobbling plankton coincided with ancient global cooling

A new study suggests that after a sudden rise in species numbers, oceanic plankton called diatoms abruptly declined about 33 million years ago -- trends that coincided with severe global cooling. (Jan. 7, 2009)

Help conserve energy during winter break

Campus officials encourage the Cornell community to help save energy over the holiday break by turning off computers and unplugging electronics. (Dec. 22, 2008)

CU experts hold first-of-kind meeting to help state leaders cope with climate change

Conservationists, policymakers and industry leaders were in Ithaca Dec. 8 to hear from Cornell experts on how climate change affects state ecosystems and how best to respond to a warming planet. (Dec. 18, 2008)

Cornell sustainability center hiring researchers to explore new frontiers of climate change

The Cornell Center for a Sustainable Future will help hire three to five faculty members with expertise in climate change-related research. (Dec. 11, 2008)

Sustainable Tompkins honors three Cornell projects

Cornell's efforts in renewable bioenergy, green building and sustainable living were honored at this year's Sustainable Tompkins' Annual Holiday Party Dec. 7 in Ithaca. (Dec. 10, 2008)

More hand dryers, less pizza: New ideas for cost savings

The last in a series of cost-cutting forums generated a flurry of ideas on how Cornell can streamline its operations. (Dec. 8, 2008)

Cornell's master plan wins prestigious design award

The Cornell Master Plan has earned the coveted Award of Excellence in urban design, which is sponsored by Canadian Business magazine to promote and recognize design success stories. (Dec. 5, 2008)

Cornell technology makes biogas greener

Cornell scientists have invented a new method that uses manure and other farm byproducts to remove a toxic substance from biogas, a renewable energy source derived from animal waste. (Dec. 4, 2008)

News from Architecture, Art and Planning

Anthony Graves, MFA '09, an Ithaca artist and curator, has been selected to receive the 2008 Hartell Graduate Award. (Dec. 4, 2008)