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Campus going greener than expected, with new goal of reducing carbon emissions by one-third by 2010

Cornell's first greenhouse gas inventory reveals that the university expects to reduce its central utilities emissions by almost one-third by 2010 -- far exceeding its goal of being 7 percent below 1990 carbon emission levels by 2012. (Sept. 16, 2008)

CU faculty can now work with regional ecosystem unit

Cornell is now a member of the Great Lakes-Northern Forest Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, which involves research in biological, physical, social and cultural sciences needed to study ecosystems in North America. (Sept. 15, 2008)

Class sustainability project tackles a greener Hollister Hall

A group of engineering management master's students dedicated their fall 2007 master of engineering project to a case study for increasing energy efficiency in Cornell buildings. (Sept. 11, 2008)

CU researchers survey for rare birds among Mayan ruins

Greg Budney, audio curator of the Lab of Ornithology's Macaulay Library, traveled to Guatemala's Peten region to inventory bird species and collect audio recordings at two pre-Columbian Mayan archaeological sites. (Sept. 9, 2008)

Working to keep water clean and plentiful in Greece, CU faculty reach out to international partners

Gail Holst-Warhaft and Tammo Steenhuis traveled to Greece this summer to continue spreading public awareness on severe water shortages in the Mediterranean. (Sept. 4, 2008)

Cornell gets $10 million federal grant to establish new institute applying computing to sustainability

The Institute for Computational Sustainability at Cornell, launched with a $10 million NSF grant, will apply computer science to problems in managing and allocating natural resources. (Sept. 3, 2008)

CU to show off its 100-mpg car-in-progress at state fair

A car that gets 100 miles a gallon may sound far-fetched, but the technology is available now, says Cornell's Progressive Automotive X Prize Team. (Aug. 19, 2008)

Rob Erlichman '87 heads San Francisco solar panel company Sunlight Electric

Erlichman is founder and president of Sunlight Electric, a San Francisco company that designs and sells solar power systems to California businesses. (Aug. 12, 2008)

Eating less, eating local and eating better could slash U.S. energy use, CU study finds

Americans could dramatically cut down on their energy use by changing their eating habits and farming in more traditional ways, says a new Cornell study. (Aug. 11, 2008)