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Wolfe offers ag fixes to ‘complex, severe’ climate change

David Wolfe, professor in the School of Integrative Plant Science, told a congressional committee in a hearing on agricultural resiliency that climate change impacts have been more complex and severe than scientists had forecast three decades ago.

Awards fund innovations in digital agriculture

Projects ranging from a soil-swimming robot that can sense conditions in the root zone in real time to computational models that can predict produce spoilage received seed funds from the Cornell Initiative for Digital Agriculture’s new Research Innovation Fund.

Lab of Ornithology debuts its first feature film

“Bird of Prey,” the first feature documentary produced by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, was released to the public June 13. It tells the story of the great Philippine eagle, the largest and rarest bird of prey in the world.

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Hybrid energy system could slash campus greenhouse emissions

A hybrid system using geothermal energy for both heating and electricity could reduce campus greenhouse emissions around 25% more than using it just for heating, potentially bringing Cornell close to its goal of carbon neutrality, according to new research.

Electric vehicles would be a breath of fresh air for Houston

Cornell researchers express hope for the future of Houston’s breathable air: By replacing at least 35% of the city’s gasoline cars and diesel trucks with electric vehicles by 2040, Houstonians could breathe easier.

Industrial methane emissions are underreported, study finds

A Cornell-Environmental Defense Fund research team has found there is more methane being emitted from the ammonia fertilizer industry than the EPA had estimated for all industrial processes in the U.S.

Cornell funds projects in NYC visioning initiative

Four new faculty projects have been selected to receive funding for collaborative, cross-disciplinary opportunities for learning and research in New York City.

Eighteen receive Engaged Graduate Student Grants

Eighteen Cornell doctoral students from 13 fields of study have received 2019-20 Engaged Graduate Student Grants to support community-engaged research relevant to their dissertations.

Master of Public Health Program graduates inaugural cohort

Eleven students from five countries made history May 25 as they became the first graduates of Cornell’s Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) program in a ceremony at the College of Veterinary Medicine.