Climate scientists create Caribbean drought atlas

Cornell atmospheric scientists have developed the first-of-its-kind, high-resolution Caribbean drought atlas, while they say the region's 2013-16 drought may hint at climate change.

Heritage and ancient grain project feeds a growing demand

A Cornell-led project is helping build a new local grain culture by providing research-backed, farm-to-table information on modern, ancient and heritage wheat varieties.


Nitric oxide plays key role in forming potent greenhouse gas

Cornell chemists have uncovered a fresh role for nitric oxide that could send biochemical textbooks back for revision. They have identified a key step in the nitrification process, which contributes to global warming.

Research offers new hope for gender equity in STEM fields

Men continue to be much more likely to earn a degree in STEM fields than women. Research from Cornell's Center for the Study of Inequality offers unexpected hope in closing this gender gap.

Refined DNA tool tracks native and invasive fish

Rather than conduct an aquatic roll call with nets to know which fish reside in a water body, scientists are using DNA fragments suspended in water to catalog invasive or native species.

Collaboration across (baseball) fields leads to Amazonian rivers

An ambitious project that deploys big data and uses machine learning to understand the ecological impacts of hydropower dams in the Amazon Basin started in a mundane enough setting: on the sidelines at youth baseball games.

Greg Poe honored posthumously for his work in economics

Gregory Poe, professor of applied economics and management, who died March 11 at age 56, was honored posthumously June 12 by the Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association for his contributions to the field.

Bacteria-coated nanofiber electrodes digest pollutants

Cornell materials scientists and bioelectrochemical engineers have created an innovative, cost-competitive electrode material for cleaning pollutants in wastewater.

Christopher Dunn honored by national gardens association

Christopher Dunn, executive director of Cornell Botanic Gardens, received the Award of Merit from the American Public Gardens Association for his service to public horticulture.