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So close, yet so far: Making climate impacts feel close by may not inspire action

Upending the conventional thinking in climate change communication, Jonathon Schuldt finds when people say faraway climate impacts feel geographically nearby, they don’t necessarily support policies that would stop them.

$1.6M grant may turn sediment into port city pay dirt

Landscape Architecture’s Brian Davis and Sean Burkholder, University at Buffalo, received a $1.6 million grant from the Great Lakes Protection Fund for creating ecologic gold from shipping port sediment.

At 90, Gilbert Levine leaves Einaudi Center post

Gilbert Levine, emeritus professor of biological and environmental engineering, first retired in 1983 after more than 30 years on the Cornell faculty. He's giving it another try at age 90.

Sustainability sows a healthy business climate

The color of money may be the best tint for keeping the world from warming was a key message at the Cornell Business Impact Symposium, “Unleashing the Hidden Power of Sustainability,” on March 10.  

Scientists unravel complex factors of starfish diseases

Cornell University scientists are beginning to unravel the complicated connections between viruses, the environment and wasting diseases among sea stars in the waters of the Pacific Northwest.

Dire levels of CO2 will decimate oceans in 200 years

Sustained climate warming will drive the ocean’s fishery yields into steep decline 200 years from now and that trend could last at least a millennium, said scientists from Cornell and the University of California, Irvine.

Devastating emerald ash borer discovered in Arnot Forest

The emerald ash borer – an invasive beetle that has destroyed ash trees across the country – has been detected for the first time in Tompkins County in Cornell's 4,200-acre Arnot Forest.

New working group on disasters launches with March 14 talk

A new cross-college working group on disasters kicks off with a public presentation by anthropologist Anthony Oliver-Smith March 14.

Pioneering evolutionary biologist Rosemary Grant to speak March 12

Pioneering evolutionary biologist Rosemary Grant will speak March 12 on “Evolution of Darwin’s Finches: Integrating Behavior, Ecology and Genetics.”