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Saving Coney Island from the roller coaster of climate change

As sea levels rise, the Coney Island peninsula may become uninhabitable. Cornell landscape architecture graduate students wrestle with the island’s tenable, livable resilience as nature aims to reclaim it.

Climate change, sparse policies endanger right whale population

North Atlantic right whales – a highly endangered species making modest population gains in the past decade – may be imperiled by warming waters and insufficient international protection, according to a new Cornell analysis published online in Global Change Biology, Oct. 30.

Students dredge up eco solutions for Baltimore Harbor

Cornell graduate students will suggest eco-friendly uses for 1.5 million cubic yards of dredged material taken from Baltimore Harbor and Maryland’s Patapsco River.

Design for Hudson River waterfront wins national honor

Landscape architecture students won an award for designing a plan to revitalize a 38.3-acre site along the Hudson River waterfront.

High schoolers spawn fish, grow lettuce on NYC school rooftop

Public officials and proud parents of Food and Finance High School students toured a first-of-its-kind aquaponics greenhouse at the school on Oct. 25.

NYC students catch science ‘bug’ with help from Cornell scientists

More than a dozen teenage scientists spent their lunch hour Oct. 24 learning from Cornell scientists about the chemistry of the Hudson River.

Cornell Botanic Gardens receives grant to conserve, research hemlock

Cornell Botanic Gardens has received a grant from New York State to continue and expand its work to conserve hemlock trees.

From an ocean away, students design a girls’ school in Ghana

About 5,287 miles from Ithaca, near the banks of Ghana’s Volta River, a primary and junior high school for girls is rising from the collective imagination and brain power of the Cornell University Sustainable Design team.

Top neuroscientists headline Mong neurotech symposium

Three renowned neuroscientists spoke at the second annual Cornell Neurotech Mong Family Foundation Symposium Sept. 22.