Republicans doubt 'global warming' more than 'climate change'

The U.S. public doubts the existence of "global warming" more than it doubts "climate change" – and Republicans are driving the effect, according to new research. But there's more agreement on climate science than meets the eye.

Rising seas could result in 2 billion refugees by 2100

In the year 2100, more than 2 billion people - those who live on islands or along coasts - could become climate change refugees due to rising sea levels, according to Cornell researchers.

Working group: Give citizens say in nuclear accident plans

At an expert briefing in Brussels on May 19, Cornell experts spoke about the need to plan for nuclear power plant accidents and how to compensate radiation victims.

Atkinson Center names 2017-18 SSHA faculty fellows

Cornell's Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future has named eight social sciences, humanities and arts fellows for the 2017-18 academic year.

Cornell engineers transform food waste into green energy

In a classic tale of turning trash into treasure, two processes soon may be the favored dynamic duo to turn food waste into green energy, says a new Cornell-led study in Bioresource Technology.

Bill Nye '77 assures Cornellians that they can save the world

Bill Nye '77, known to a generation as "The Science Guy," celebrated his 40th class reunion by giving a talk in Bailey Hall titled, "Everything All At Once: How Cornellians Will Save The World."

New process may lead to vaccine for schistosomiasis

Cornell and Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research scientists have developed a way to produce a protein antigen that may be used as a vaccine for the tropical disease schistosomiasis.

Atkinson's Academic Venture Fund awards $1.8M to 15 projects

The Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future's Academic Venture Fund awarded $1.8 million in 2017, with 15 grants to seed novel approaches to some of the world's greatest sustainability challenges.

Group's measuring tool probes solar-cell materials

A group led by chemistry professor John Marohn has developed a technique for measuring photocapacitance in an organic polymer solar cell, which could lead to producing better solar-cell compounds.