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Faculty and staff receive Research and Extension Awards

Faculty members in the Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Human Ecology were recognized Nov. 19 with 2007 Research and Extension Awards. (Jan. 15, 2008)

Schember named executive director of sustainability center

Helen Schember has been named executive director of the Cornell Center for a Sustainable Future, joining Frank DiSalvo, CCSF director since the center's September 2007 inception. (Jan. 11, 2008)

Chaos and commerce: Researchers find that Colombia's violence has damaged the nation's economic growth

Wesley Sine and Shon Hiatt have spent the last few years studying the impact of violence on the small-business climate of Colombia, concluding that instability directly affects entrepreneurs' ability to prosper. (Jan. 10, 2008)

Cornell to study garbage truck traffic in Tompkins County

At the request of the Upstate Citizens Safety Task Force, the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs will conduct a study on the impact of heavy trucks transporting garbage along New York State Route 89. (Jan. 10, 2008)

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.