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Quagga mussels threaten western U.S. water and electric plants, Cornell expert tells legislators

Pipe-clogging invasive mussels caused up to $1.5 billion in damage across 23 states between 1989 and 2007, said senior extension associate Chuck O'Neill told a House subcommittee, June 24. (July 1, 2008)

Cornell convenes sustainability panel for hotel industry

More than 150 hospitality leaders from industry, academia and trade media gathered in Washington June 12 to hear a panel of experts address the need to further develop sustainable business practices. (July 1, 2008)

Cornell-supported Ithaca Carshare provides vehicles for pickup at your nearest 'pod'

Ithaca Carshare, the result of two years of grassroots partnering among Cornell, Ithaca College, the city of Ithaca and Tompkins County, is ready to roll. (June 26, 2008)

Acting, singing and dancing for social change is part of new initiative at Cornell

The Center for Transformative Action (formerly CRESP) at Cornell has created the Performing Arts for Social Change, an initiative to make a social impact through theater, music and dance. (June 26, 2008)

Cornell sustainability center solicits proposals for new applied research

The Cornell Center for a Sustainable Future is looking for innovative ideas on sustainability for its new Academic Venture Fund program. (June 25, 2008)

CALS receives national award for its bioenergy initiatives

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell will receive a Grand Challenge award June 19 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for its bioenergy vision paper. (June 6, 2008)

Cornell faculty to confer on troubled waters in Greece

Cornell faculty members Gail Holst-Warhaft and Tammo Steenhuis will meet with government leaders, activists and academics in Greece this summer to discuss the water-scarcity problem in the Mediterranean. (May 27, 2008)

Hinestroza receives federal grants to create fabrics to render toxic chemicals harmless

Cornell fiber scientist Juan Hinestroza is working with the U.S. government to create fabrics made of functional nanofibers that would decompose toxic industrial chemicals into harmless byproducts. (May 22, 2008)

CU students across disciplines help design Hawaii's first eco-friendly community

CU Green, a project team designing a sustainable community in Hawaii, includes engineering, architecture and business students. (May 22, 2008)