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Acid rain is not only changing soil chemistry, it is affecting climate change, says Geological Survey scientist

Acid rain is not only changing soil chemistry, it is impacting climate change and depleting the soil of calcium, said a U.S. Geological Survey scientist, speaking on campus Jan. 25. (Jan. 30, 2008)

Students see firsthand how Asia is developing its first genetically engineered food crop

Cornell, Indian and Thai agricultural students toured greenhouses and field trials at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, where the pest-resistant eggplant that Cornell researchers helped develop is being tested. (Jan. 29, 2008)

Music with a mission: CU Winds revisit Costa Rica

The Cornell Wind Ensemble toured Costa Rica for the second time in January, delivering more than 80 donated instruments to three schools and performing concerts across the country. (Jan. 29, 2008)

What goes down the drain, from ibuprofen to soaps, gets turned out to pasture via toxic sludge, researchers warn

Toxic chemicals from households and industry persist in the environment because they end up in sewage sludge. Though pathogens are removed in treatment plants, there are no requirements for chemicals, which contaminate sludge. (Jan. 29, 2008)

Children show how a waterfall might power a TV in LEGO event at Cornell

About 90 children, ages 6 through 9, attended the Junior FIRST LEGO League Expo, Jan. 26, in Duffield Hall. The event was intended to give the children an experience in engineering that was both fun and educational. (Jan. 29, 2008)

At soup kitchens, clothing centers and shelters, alums, <br />staff and students pitch in to show that Cornell Cares

More than 300 Cornell volunteers helped at soup kitchens, community centers, homeless shelters and other projects, led in many instances by current students, as part of the 'Big Red in the Big Apple' celebration. (Jan. 28, 2008)

Grapes of gnash: Pomace, the residue of red winemaking, may help prevent tooth decay

New research shows that both red wine grapes and winemaking residue contain substances that may help prevent cavities by interfering with the ability of bacteria to contribute to cavities.

Weill Cornell partners with Touch Foundation and Sanford Weill to train doctors in Tanzania

Weill Cornell has partnered with the Touch Foundation and Sanford Weill to train doctors in Tanzania in an effort to alleviate the health-care crisis gripping that country. (Jan. 25, 2008)

CU donates a record 82 tons of produce to area food banks

In 2007, Cornell's Homer C. Thompson Research Farm in Freeville donated a record 178,000 pounds -- or about 82 tons -- of fresh produce, more than double what the research farm gave away in 2004, to three local food banks. (Jan. 25, 2008)