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Academics propose U.S.-Mexico ‘energy-water corridor’

A network of academics from around the United States – including two Cornell wind energy experts – are proposing an 'energy-water corridor' along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Curriculum allows farmers to lead climate change education

Smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa are engaging in sustainable and equitable agricultural development through an innovative curriculum that puts them front and center.

Biochar soaks up ammonia pollution, study shows

A Cornell-led study supported by the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future shows that biochar has great potential as a fertilizer because of its ability to soak up nitrogen, and its method for doing so.

Experts highlight NYS invasive species research in D.C.

Mark Whitmore, extension associate in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, briefed congressional staffers on an invasive species threatening hemlock trees and ways to combat it.

Tom Cade, who saved peregrine falcons, dies at 91

Tom Cade, Cornell emeritus professor of zoology, who as an environmental champion worked tirelessly and successfully to save peregrine falcons from extinction, died Feb. 6 in Boise, Idaho. He was 91.

Catharine Young to lead Center of Excellence at Cornell AgriTech

New York State Sen. Catharine Young, R-57th Dist., has been named director of the New York State Center of Excellence for Food and Agriculture at Cornell AgriTech.

Roadmap points way to better soil health in New York

The Cornell-led New York Soil Health Initiative has just released its Soil Health Roadmap, which identifies ways farmers and land managers can adopt better soil health practices.

Research explains nature of key plant-fungus interfaces

Researchers at the Boyce Thompson Institute have discovered the mechanism behind the symbiotic relationship between plants and fungi, which could lead to reduced fertilizer use.

Living shorelines offer hope for state’s coastal communities

As climate change threatens coastal areas, experts from the New York Sea Grant program are involved in a project to protect the state’s shorelines and the people who live near them.