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Cornell scientists size up quality wastewater treatment

Cornell scientists have assessed factors to improve, upgrade and make New York’s wastewater treatment plants more robust, according to their work published Feb. 24 in the journal Water Research.

New York vintners urged to pop their corks at annual wine event

New York has the unique soil and climate conditions to establish itself as a significant presence in the market for sparkling wine, experts said at B.E.V. NY, Cornell’s annual outreach event for the wine industry.

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.

Nutritious red rice developed for the U.S.

Cornell and U.S Department of Agriculture researchers announced that they are releasing a nutritious new red rice cultivar that should appeal to people interested in alternative grains.

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.

Yeast research aims to reduce stress for New York wineries

Food science professor Patrick Gibney is researching stressed-out yeast, which poses difficult production problems for the wine industry.

Water troughs are key to toxic E. coli spread in cattle

A major study led by Cornell researchers reveals for the first time that water troughs on farms are a pathway for the spread of toxic E. coli in cattle. 

Cornell-CARE team to advance gender equity, climate resilience in Niger

A Cornell-CARE team is embarking a new project to examine connections between gender equity and climate resiliency in Niger.

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.