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Weird winter weather is good for bird diversity, thousands of FeederWatchers report in continentwide study

Last winter's mish-mash of weather sent bird-watchers to their field guides as species showed up where they're usually not. Documenting irruptions of seldom-seen species throughout North America.

Mountain gorilla diet could yield health secrets of impenetrable forest's salad bar Bacteria-fighting fruit is favorite item of Uganda's gorillas, Cornell phytochemist finds

For Cornell biologist John P. Berry, knowing the punch line to the joke, "Where does an 800-pound gorilla eat?" is not enough. Certainly, the mountain gorillas he studies in Uganda's Bwindi impenetrable forest eat wherever they want. Whatever, too.

Cornell research on new sealants for gas pipe joints gives gas industry a green light for using it; will save millions of dollars

Cornell research on new sealants for gas pipe joints gives gas industry a green light for using it; will save millions of dollars.

Biological methods may be more effective than machines at controlling weeds, Cornell scientist says

Scientists and engineers have waged a long war on the Eurasian watermilfoil, a non-indigenous water weed that diminishes swimming, boating and the environment. Using standard mechanical means of harvesting the milfoil, winning the war looked bleak, but environmentally friendly biological control may be the answer.

Cornell Center for the Environment now headed by Walter R. Lynn

Walter R. Lynn, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Cornell, has been named director of the university's Center for the Environment. A specialist in water-resources planning and a Senior Fellow in the center, Lynn follows James P. Lassoie, director of CfE since 1993.

Cornell's lake source cooling study continues with land and water testing

Researchers for Cornell's Lake Source Cooling project will be collecting information about the proposed land and lake routes over the next 10 days. The data collection is part of the scope of the environmental impact statement and permit applications required by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.