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Biochar soaks up ammonia pollution, study shows

A Cornell-led study supported by the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future shows that biochar has great potential as a fertilizer because of its ability to soak up nitrogen, and its method for doing so.

Experts highlight NYS invasive species research in D.C.

Mark Whitmore, extension associate in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, briefed congressional staffers on an invasive species threatening hemlock trees and ways to combat it.

Tom Cade, who saved peregrine falcons, dies at 91

Tom Cade, Cornell emeritus professor of zoology, who as an environmental champion worked tirelessly and successfully to save peregrine falcons from extinction, died Feb. 6 in Boise, Idaho. He was 91.

Catharine Young to lead Center of Excellence at Cornell AgriTech

New York State Sen. Catharine Young, R-57th Dist., has been named director of the New York State Center of Excellence for Food and Agriculture at Cornell AgriTech.

Roadmap points way to better soil health in New York

The Cornell-led New York Soil Health Initiative has just released its Soil Health Roadmap, which identifies ways farmers and land managers can adopt better soil health practices.

Research explains nature of key plant-fungus interfaces

Researchers at the Boyce Thompson Institute have discovered the mechanism behind the symbiotic relationship between plants and fungi, which could lead to reduced fertilizer use.

Living shorelines offer hope for state’s coastal communities

As climate change threatens coastal areas, experts from the New York Sea Grant program are involved in a project to protect the state’s shorelines and the people who live near them.

Mahowald to lead conference on atmospheric CO2 removal

Climate change expert Natalie Mahowald will deliver the keynote address on removing atmospheric carbon at the 2019 Polson Institute Future of Development symposium.

Atkinson Center postdoc fellows address global sustainability

The Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future is welcoming five new postdoctoral fellows, who will study global food systems, health and energy transitions.