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Cornell touts Sustainability Month with over 80 events

Cornell goes green by celebrating Earth with Sustainability Month during April. More than 80 events are scheduled, including lectures, films, fashion, art and social justice events.

Study aims to improve, protect Northeast sugar maples

A Cornell project seeks to help maple syrup producers get more sap from less land, decrease its cost and protect sugar maple trees.

Study offers pearl of wisdom on contested oyster restoration in NYC waters

A Cornell-funded study looks at communication strategies around the hotly contested issue of oyster restoration in the Hudson-Raritan Estuary.

Alum Alan Sealls crowned ‘Best Weatherman Ever’ online

A calm, informative style has earned meteorologist Alan Sealls ’85, an earth and atmospheric sciences alumnus, acclaim.

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Turn your lights off for Earth March 24

Cornell will celebrate “Earth Hour” March 24, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., when community members are encouraged to turn off any nonessential light in your living space or common area for 60 minutes.

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Farmers get guidance on growing new perennial grains

While most industrial grain crops are annuals that must be replanted every year, a new perennial grain called Kernza has hit the markets with growing interest from restaurants, bakeries and brewers.

So close, yet so far: Making climate impacts feel close by may not inspire action

Upending the conventional thinking in climate change communication, Jonathon Schuldt finds when people say faraway climate impacts feel geographically nearby, they don’t necessarily support policies that would stop them.

$1.6M grant may turn sediment into port city pay dirt

Landscape Architecture’s Brian Davis and Sean Burkholder, University at Buffalo, received a $1.6 million grant from the Great Lakes Protection Fund for creating ecologic gold from shipping port sediment.

At 90, Gilbert Levine leaves Einaudi Center post

Gilbert Levine, emeritus professor of biological and environmental engineering, first retired in 1983 after more than 30 years on the Cornell faculty. He's giving it another try at age 90.