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NASA-Cornell collaboration will study desert dust's impact on climate from space

A $60 million collaboration between NASA and Cornell University will examine deserts' impact on climate change from space.

Forests can capture more carbon to ease climate change

In an effort to offset greenhouse gas emissions and to mitigate climate change, research scientists report that soil in forests can capture and hold a large quantity of atmospheric carbon dioxide.

New seed catalog restores vegetable flavor to savor

Cornell plant breeder Michael Mazourek, chef Dan Barber and seed producer Matthew Goldfarb have launched a new vegetable seed catalog that provides a vegetable bounty that any foodie will crave.

Local and global efforts keep climate change fight alive

Atkinson Center executive in residence Jennifer Haverkamp lectures on global climate change prospects on campus Feb. 26.

It’s alive: Students snare spiders for museum exhibit

Five undergraduates have captured and prepared about 300 North American spiders for a large exhibit at Toronto's Royal Ontario Museum. The exhibit opens June 16.

Prince Charles gives Cornell reef research a royal shout-out

Research on how plastics adversely affect coral reefs received a royal shout-out from the Prince of Wales.

Essentials

Chemist Coates wins prize for best Science paper

Chemist Geoffrey W. Coates has received the 2017 Newcomb Cleveland Prize for the best paper published in Science.

Peggy Stevens nominated as a sustainability champion

Peggy Stevens, administrative assistant in the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering (BEE), has been nominated as a sustainability champion for engaging faculty, staff and students for input on and participation in increasing office sustainability practices in Riley Robb Hall.

Pawprint

New grad housing is living lab for heat pump study

At the Maplewood Apartments project, now under construction, Cornell engineering students will deploy heat-pump monitors to study the system viability in a severe winter climate.