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What goes down the drain, from ibuprofen to soaps, gets turned out to pasture via toxic sludge, researchers warn

Toxic chemicals from households and industry persist in the environment because they end up in sewage sludge. Though pathogens are removed in treatment plants, there are no requirements for chemicals, which contaminate sludge. (Jan. 29, 2008)

CU donates a record 82 tons of produce to area food banks

In 2007, Cornell's Homer C. Thompson Research Farm in Freeville donated a record 178,000 pounds -- or about 82 tons -- of fresh produce, more than double what the research farm gave away in 2004, to three local food banks. (Jan. 25, 2008)

National Academy of Sciences honors Tom Eisner for 'extraordinary scientific achievement'

The National Academy of Sciences will present Professor Thomas Eisner, a world authority on animal behavior, ecology and evolution, with the 2008 John J. Carty Award for the Advancement of Science at an April ceremony. (Jan. 23, 2008)

Promoting local foods is paying off, CU research shows

Duncan Hilchey of Cornell's Community and Rural Development Institute says northern New York is selling more food directly to consumers, but more needs to be done. (Jan. 22, 2008)

Cornell partners with other schools to promote New York's solar energy industry

Cornell will join five other universities in providing research support to The Solar Energy Consortium. This research partnership between colleges and solar energy companies will help advance New York's solar industry. (Jan. 18, 2008)

<i>Food for thought:</i><br /> Sage Chapel hosts talk series, Soup and Hope

On four consecutive Thursdays beginning Jan. 24, Sage Chapel invites the Cornell community is to bring a bowl, enjoy soup with hearty bread and listen to stories of hope from Ithaca community members. (Jan. 16, 2008)

Hands across Asia: Cornell students join Indian and Thai counterparts on international agriculture field trip

On New Year's Day, 29 Cornell students and eight faculty members left Ithaca for a three-week study tour of India and Thailand as part of Cornell's International Agriculture in the Developing Nations II class. (Jan. 16, 2008)

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)