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Skorton urges boost in science research funding at Senate Republican Conference meeting

Cornell President David Skorton participated in the meeting with other university leaders who are members of the Science Coalition, a national group that advocates for federal scientific research funding. (May 5, 2008)

A tree grows in White Plains: Blight-resistant chestnut honors Ezra Cornell and launches CCE White Plains project

A 12-foot, blight-resistant chestnut tree has recently been planted in a park in White Plains, N.Y., to honor Ezra Cornell and to launch a Cornell Cooperative Extension project to help restore the American chestnut tree to the state. (May 2, 2008)

Max Zhang uses cities as air-quality laboratories, including Olympic city Beijing

The assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering studies the nanoparticles emitted from cars, trucks and power plants, and his latest 'lab' is Olympic city Beijing. (May 1, 2008)

Manhattan extension training is a walk in the park -- with science and hands-on classes

Cornell University Cooperative Extension-New York City has partnered with the Central Park Conservancy and NYC Parks Department to train staff and volunteers on the basics of horticulture and urban ecology. (April 28, 2008)

Foodnet gets more done for less with streamlined methods devised by former ORIE students

Three former operations research and information engineering master's students used advanced route optimization software to help a local meals-on-wheels program improve its efficiency. (April 24, 2008)

'Planet doctor' warns that climate change will wipe out entire species

Eminent conservation biologist Thomas Lovejoy warns of dire consequences from global warming, April 18, at the Museum of the Earth. (April 22, 2008)

Lab of O helps protect endangered right whales with warning buoys in shipping lanes

Endangered North Atlantic right whales are safer along Massachusetts Bay's busy shipping lanes this spring, thanks to a new system of buoys that recognize whales' distinctive calls. (April 22, 2008)

How campus researchers helped to rescue a rain forest

Researchers from the Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Sciences at Cornell are doing what many thought was impossible: reviving a rain forest that was demolished 50 years ago. (April 17, 2008)

Partnership agreement will bring $2.3 million annually to Arecibo Observatory for outreach, education

Puerto Rican Governor Anibal S. Acevedo Vila and Arecibo Observatory officials signed an agreement to expand outreach and education to schoolchildren through the Angel Ramos Visitor Center. (April 16, 2008)