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Cornell faculty, leadership begin to tackle grand challenges

Global Grand Challenges Symposium brought together faculty, administrators and guests to discuss challenges on which Cornell should place emphasis and resources in 2019-2020.

Study reveals natural solutions to combat climate change

Annual greenhouse gas emissions from all U.S. vehicles could be absorbed by forests, wetlands and agricultural lands, according to new research.

Three new Tisch University Professors named

Three new Tisch University Professors – Nicholas Abbott, Catherine Kling and Daniel Lee – were named earlier this month by the Cornell University Board of Trustees, bringing to six the total number of current faculty carrying the honor and title.

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Three-species hybrid warbler discovered

Scientists have shown that a bird found in Pennsylvania is the offspring of a hybrid warbler mother and a warbler father from an entirely different genus.

Filmmakers discuss solar power in aviation

Two filmmakers discussed their movie about the first solar-powered flight, which has implications for integration of solar power into new systems and industries.

Forum to examine sustainability and nonhuman primates

In “Apes and Sustainability,” a forum on Nov. 15, activists, scholars, scientists and humanists will explore new perspectives on preserving nonhuman great apes in sustainable ways.

Podcast explores love of place

“Topophilia,” a new episode of the “What Makes Us Human” podcast series, examines what motivates people to care for Earth’s creatures and its places.

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Study reveals why tropical mountains are so biodiverse

The same traits that make tropical mountain species among the most biodiverse ecosystems on Earth also make them more vulnerable to rapid climate changes, according to a new study. 

Severe Caribbean droughts may magnify food insecurity

Climate change is impacting the Caribbean, with millions facing increasing food insecurity and decreasing freshwater availability as droughts become more likely across the region.