Gene Madsen, expert in environmental microbiology, dies at 64

Eugene L. Madsen, M.S. ’81, Ph.D. ’85, professor of microbiology, died Aug. 9 in Freeville, New York. He was 64.

Cornell maps Ithaca's sustainable campus

Keep up with campus sustainability by consulting Cornell’s new online Sustainable Campus and Community Map.

Essentials

Research: Climate impacts of land use are underestimated

A new Cornell-led study shows that deforestation and subsequent use of lands for agriculture or pasture, especially in tropical regions, contribute more to climate change than previously thought.

Study to explore how phosphorus cycles through the environment

A new grant to a researcher in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences aims to discover the ways phosphorus cycles in the environment.

‘Building Sustainable Communities’ forum is Sept. 28-29

Cornell’s Community and Regional Development Institute (CaRDI) hosts “Building Sustainable Communities: Global Forces, Local Focus,” Sept. 28-29 on campus to help communities become more sustainable.

Right whale deaths may be a casualty of climate crisis

In and around the Gulf of St. Lawrence, where five Canadian provinces converge, a string of North American right whale deaths occurred throughout this summer. For Cornell scientists, the whales may represent another casualty for the climate crisis impacting the world’s oceans.

Fungal spore 'death clouds' key in gypsy moth fight

A fungus known to decimate populations of gypsy moths creates “death clouds” of spores that can travel more than 40 miles to potentially infect populations of invasive moths, according to a new study.

Cornell, EDF partner on five environmental projects

Cornell University’s Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future and Environmental Defense Fund have announced five new research projects addressing urgent public health and environmental issues.

Ithaca startup wins $250,000 in Southern Tier clean energy competition

Six clean-tech companies working at the intersection of technology and sustainability - including one co-founded by a Cornell graduate - will use 76West competition prize money to help build the clean energy economy in the Southern Tier.