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Alum teaches course on renewable fuel sources

The School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering introduced a new course this year on renewable fuels, taught by Samir Somaiya, executive director of the Godavari Sugar Mills Ltd. in India. (May 7, 2008)

Slope Day '08 -- not too sunny but very sustainable

Slope Day 2008 started slow and ended wet, but even mid-afternoon rain didn't dampen the spirits of students gathered to celebrate the end of classes. (May 2, 2008)

Sustainability center names three new associate directors

Anurag Agrawal, Chris Barrett and Sidney Leibovich use their expertise in the areas of the environment, economic development and energy to head initiatives and connect Cornell's research and scholarship related to sustainability. (May 2, 2008)

A tree grows in White Plains: Blight-resistant chestnut honors Ezra Cornell and launches CCE White Plains project

A 12-foot, blight-resistant chestnut tree has recently been planted in a park in White Plains, N.Y., to honor Ezra Cornell and to launch a Cornell Cooperative Extension project to help restore the American chestnut tree to the state. (May 2, 2008)

Max Zhang uses cities as air-quality laboratories, including Olympic city Beijing

The assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering studies the nanoparticles emitted from cars, trucks and power plants, and his latest 'lab' is Olympic city Beijing. (May 1, 2008)

$25 million CU-Saudi link will boost nanoscience research, with focus on sustainability

A new partnership between Cornell and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia promises to strengthen Cornell's research efforts in energy and sustainability. (April 30, 2008)

Nobel Laureate Chu emphasizes energy efficiency, innovation in Bethe lecture

Steven Chu, who received the 1997 Nobel Prize for 'development of methods to cool and trap atoms with laser light,' delivered the 2008 Hans A. Bethe lecture at Cornell April 16.

'Planet doctor' warns that climate change will wipe out entire species

Eminent conservation biologist Thomas Lovejoy warns of dire consequences from global warming, April 18, at the Museum of the Earth. (April 22, 2008)

Lab of O helps protect endangered right whales with warning buoys in shipping lanes

Endangered North Atlantic right whales are safer along Massachusetts Bay's busy shipping lanes this spring, thanks to a new system of buoys that recognize whales' distinctive calls. (April 22, 2008)