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Most underestimate minorities’ environmental concerns – even minorities

Most Americans underestimate just how concerned minorities and lower-income people are about environmental threats, according to a new study. In fact, those groups are consistently among the most worried about environmental challenges.

Being smart about the smart grid

Drury Mackenzie, smart grid and innovation lead for the utility AVANGRID, discussed her work with smart grid technologies in New York state on Oct. 15.

‘F Word’ event to explore fracking, environment, citizen impact

A poet and a documentary photographer will participate in “F Word: Poems + Photographs of Witness from Pennsylvania’s Fracking Fields,” Nov. 12.

Anthropologist to speak on climate change denial Oct. 30

Anthropologist Jennifer Carlson will give a talk about climate change denial Oct. 30 at 4:30 p.m. at A.D. White House.

Prize-winning historian to speak on return of ‘monsoon Asia’

A Harvard professor will explore the formerly used geography and anthropology term "monsoon Asia" as it applies to climate science Nov. 15.

Fear Factor? Phooey! Kids swarm Insectapalooza 2018

Hundreds of children swarmed Insectapalooza at Comstock Hall Oct. 20 and spent time with tarantulas and scorpions.

Essentials

Cornell joins battery research partnership

Chemist Geoffrey Coates will be part of the $120 million, second phase of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research, an interdisciplinary battery development project.

Alumni speakers to headline NYC energy conference Nov. 2

Experts will discuss the role of energy startups, new investment strategies and the impact investing will play in shaping the future of the energy industry Nov. 2.

Dairy, food safety expert James White dies at 101

James C. White ’39, Ph.D. ’44, professor emeritus in the Cornell School of Hotel Administration, died Oct. 2 at his home in Ithaca.