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Cornell students decry warming world at Global Climate Strike

About 250 students from Cornell, Ithaca High School and other local schools marched, chanted and rallied against a warming world as part of the Global Climate Strike March 15 on the Ithaca Commons. 

Tech used to thwart shoplifters could help keep buildings safe

Cornell engineers have created a radio frequency identification system capable of taking measurements at widths thinner than a human hair, opening potential applications ranging from building safety to improved robotics. 

Cornell model helps dairy farms reduce nitrogen, save money

Waterways might grow cleaner, thanks to improvements in the Cornell Net Carbohydrate and Protein System, a dairy nutrition model.

Why politicians choose re-election over climate change

Why do the world’s politicians keep signing weak environmental treaties? Because it helps them get re-elected, according to a new study by economist Marco Battaglini and a colleague.

Digital Ag Hackathon tackles pressing agricultural problems

Cornell’s first Digital Agriculture Hackathon saw students from a variety of disciplines come together to develop ways of addressing some of the world’s most pressing agricultural challenges.

Advances point the way to smaller, safer batteries

New Cornell research has advanced the design of solid-state batteries, a technology inherently safer than today’s lithium-ion batteries, which rely on flammable liquid electrolytes.

D.C. workshop explores dimensions of new carbon economy

The Atkinson Center hosted a workshop Feb. 13 in Washington, D.C., that outlined an agenda highlighting Cornell’s research strengths in support of a new carbon economy.

Upstate beef farm honored for efforts to keep NYC water clean

Thunder View Farms, a Catskill-region Angus beef operation founded and run by Cornell graduates, has been honored by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association for its efforts at keeping water that flows to New York City safe.

New solar farm ‘extends art of the possible’

University officials, government representatives and solar power executives ceremonially broke ground March 1 for the new Cascadilla Community Solar Farm at Cornell.