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Students traveling to Honduras for AguaClara water project

Seventeen Cornell engineering students are traveling to rural Honduras this month to work on AguaClara, a project that brings clean drinking water technology to the Central American nation. (Jan. 8, 2008)

Water, air and soil pollution causes 40 percent of deaths worldwide, Cornell research survey finds

About 40 percent of deaths worldwide are caused by water, air and soil pollution, concludes Cornell's David Pimentel. Such environmental degradation, coupled with the growth in world population, are major causes behind the rapid increase in human diseases worldwide. (Aug. 2, 2007)

On-farm research shows farmers can use less nitrogen to save money and reduce environmental impact

CherryPharm Inc., a start-up company that sells an all-natural, tart cherry sports drink developed in conjunction with Cornell food scientists, has received $2.3 million from the Cayuga Venture Fund. (June 19, 2007)

Cornell's 2007 solar home is taking shape, featuring a 'light canopy,' 'green' screens and adaptable sunroom

Cornell's 2007 Solar Decathlon entry, now being built, features a freestanding 'light canopy' to support the house's equipment, 'green' screens and an adaptable sunroom. (May 1, 2007)

Confront climate change by encouraging trading in greenhouse gas credits, says Christine Todd Whitman

The best way to confront climate change is by encouraging trading in greenhouse gas credits, said Christine Todd Whitman, former administrator of the EPA and ex-governor of New Jersey, April 23.

Researchers develop new test to rapidly detect virus killing fish from New York to Great Lakes

Cornell researchers are fine-tuning a new technique they developed to rapidly detect a deadly fish virus that has increasingly appeared in the Great Lakes and neighboring waterways. (Feb. 14, 2007)

Deadly virus in freshwater fish is found in Northeast for the first time by Cornell researchers

A deadly fish virus has been found for the first time in a variety of freshwater fish in the northeastern United States by Cornell University researchers. (June 14, 2006)

Chris Barrett takes a collaborative approach to the world's poorest people

Chris Barrett's economic development research takes him into the most poverty-stricken areas of rural Africa, the halls of Washington, D.C., and back to Cornell University, where he collaborates with biophysical and social scientists on innovative ways to improve the lives of some of the poorest people on Earth.

'Slow, insidious' soil erosion threatens human health and welfare as well as the environment, Cornell study asserts

Around the world, soil is being swept and washed away 10 to 40 times faster than it is being replenished, destroying cropland the size of Indiana every year, reports a new Cornell University study.