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A recent study led by Atkinson fellow Natalie Mahowald suggests deforestation contributes more significantly to climate change than previously realized.

President Martha Pollack discusses diversity in higher education, rising tuition costs, and college and university rankings with Bloomberg host and Cornell alum Scarlet Fu on “Bloomberg Markets.” 

CIS professor Karen Levy has documented how intense management systems reduce workers’ autonomy and can incentivise sleep deprivation and speeding.

Science article details Cornell’s four-year-old Climate Change Demonstration Garden, an experiment in using plants to tell the story of climate change.

Stephen Yale-Loehr, professor of immigration law, says the Supreme Court justices were not anxious to get involved in the travel ban case.

Story showcases a new English-style clothbound cheddar that is made at the Cornell Food Processing and Development Laboratory, and aged in ripening caves in Queens.

Article about hurricanes Irma and Harvey quotes Maria Cristina Garcia, professor of history, who said, “People have been displaced by climate for millennia...but we are now at a particular historical moment, facing a new type of environmentally driven migration that will be more fast and furious."

Geoffrey Abers, geophysicist and professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, is quoted in this Associated Press article that describes the science behind the severity of the recent earthquake in Mexico.  Abers said that the soft sediments in the soils beneath Mexico City were a significant factor.

Karl Niklas, professor of plant biology, is featured in this Associated Press article about colorful fall foliage.

Op-ed by Richard W. Miller, professor of philosophy, contrasts the philosophies of social democrats and libertarians to conclude, “these lessons from libertarianism are a basis for abandoning libertarianism.”

Article about a competition between New York and other major cities to be the home of Amazon’s new headquarters discusses how New York City officials are promoting Cornell Tech as a key city asset.

Noliwe Rooks, associate professor of Africana Studies, is featured in an article about whether or not there is right to a quality public education. Rooks argues in favor of that right.