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Heat, not drought, will drive lower crop yields, researchers say

New research from Ariel Ortiz-Bobea, Toby Ault and Carlos Carrillo in Environmental Research Letters looks at how heat stress remains the primary climatic driver of lower future agriculture yields under climate change.

Winter could pose solar farm ‘ramping’ snag for power grid

While solar farms help summer electricity demand, Cornell engineers caution that upstate winters could prompt “ramping” – bursts of sudden increases or decreases in electricity demand.

Cornell’s food systems students detail experiences in book

The students in Cornell’s first two cohorts of the community food systems minor now have global experience in the world of sustenance, which they’ve shared in a book, “In the Field.”

Cornell to host national Science Olympiad

About 2,000 middle and high school students will show their science and engineering acumen at the 35th annual Science Olympiad National Tournament, May 31-June 1 at Cornell.

Engineered bacteria could be missing link in energy storage

Engineered microbes could be part of a solution for storing energy from sustainable sources, according to new research. 

‘Ocean Outbreak’ tells tales of a rising tide in trouble

After the United Nations’ warning on May 6 that a million of Earth’s species are threatened with extinction, Drew Harvell’s new book, “Ocean Outbreak,” examines four sentinel animals that live under the sea.

Solar panels proposed for North Campus expansion

From the rooftops of Cornell’s proposed North Campus Residential Expansion, the university hopes to gather enough solar energy to offset electricity use, create energy and reduce its carbon footprint.

Future cartons will track milk from farm to fridge

Cornell food scientists are designing the milk carton of the future that will give consumers precise “best by” dates and improve sustainability by reducing food waste.

Cornell selects eight Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows

The Cornell Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, which attracts some of the world’s best young talent to Cornell, has chosen eight new fellows.