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National Park(ing) Day made C-town a little greener

On Sept. 19, Cornell's chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects transformed a metered parking space on College Avenue into a mini park for the day to observe National Park(ing) Day. (Sept. 24, 2008)

Higher yield, cheaper rice-growing method slowly taking root in Africa, says Norman Uphoff

Independent evaluations of the method, called the System of Rice Intensification, are slowly finding fertile ground in Africa. (Sept. 19, 2008)

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)

Conference promotes podcars for personal rapid transit

A conference at Cornell promotes 'podcars' that would move people quickly and efficiently enough to convince them to leave their cars home. (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)