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NSF awards BTI $1M to study plant-bacteria symbiosis

The NSF has awarded a $1.1 million grant to the Cornell-affiliated Boyce Thompson Institute to unlock the scientific complexities between nitrogen-fixing soil bacteria and its alliance with plants.

Cornellians vie for $2.5M in clean-energy competition

Four teams of Cornellians were among 20 finalists showcasing bold, cutting-edge startups that have the potential to revolutionize the future of energy at the 76West Clean Energy Competition July 31-Aug. 1.

‘Toolkit’ aids sustainable manufacture of medicines

A new technique that combines electricity and chemistry offers a way for pharmaceuticals to be manufactured in an easily scaled-up and sustainable way.

Atkinson Center names 2018-19 SSHA faculty fellows

Cornell’s Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future has named seven social sciences, humanities and arts (SSHA) fellows for the 2018-19 academic year.

Scientists seek to untangle ecological effects of water management

Cornell and Paleontological Research Institution scientists dug into the Colorado River's estuary mudflats to learn how upstream dams affect downstream mollusks. 

Visitors avoid national parks when air pollution is high

Visitors tend to avoid national parks when air pollution levels are high, according to a Cornell researcher and his colleagues. The work suggests better air quality at national parks could improve human health.

Carnivorous plant inspires sustainable mosquito-control device

A Cornell team has been named a winner in a global competition to create radically sustainable environmental solutions inspired by the natural world.

Cornell professors contribute to winning offshore wind energy alliance

Three Cornell professors contributed to the successful proposal to lead a new $18.5 million endeavor to enhance the United States’ wind-energy economy and nix greenhouse gas emissions.

Bt eggplant improving lives in Bangladesh

Bt eggplant, or brinjal as it’s known in Bangladesh, is the first genetically engineered food crop to be successfully introduced in South Asia.