"After remaining constant for the first decade of the 21st Century, atmospheric methane has been rising rapidly since the start of the shale gas explosion in the United States in 2008."
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Op-ed from Paul Mutolo, director of external partnership for the Energy Materials Center at Cornell, on the importance of infrastructure to New York’s clean energy sector. He mentions that Cornell University is working with Avangrid, the owner of NYSEG and RG&E, to test, design and deploy smart electric meters and the related smart grid infrastructure.
Most companies that have the ability to relocate in response to unionization efforts at least threaten to do so, according to research by Kate Bronfenbrenner, director of labor education research at Cornell University. “The threat of outsourcing work is the most effective tactic that employers have to intimidate workers out of organizing,” Bronfenbrenner says.
Cornell Law School Professor Josh Chafetz speculates on the rationale for a House investigation of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ resignation. They would be “investigating to determine whether Sessions was fired as part of a conspiracy to obstruct justice,” Chafetz says.
Jamila Michener, an assistant professor of government at the College of Arts & Sciences, says Trump’s rhetoric gave other Republicans permission to use language and race-baiting strategies once considered out-of-bounds.
Douglas Kriner, professor of government at the College of Arts & Sciences, underscores how important control of the House, as opposed to the generally less partisan and slower-moving Senate, is to congressional probes. “What we found is that divided government is a major driver of investigations in the House. This is particularly true in periods of intense partisan polarization.”
Peter K. Enns, associate professor of government and executive director of the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, and Jonathon P. Schuldt, associate professor of communication and a faculty affiliate at the Roper Center, co-authored an op-ed on President Trump’s immigration rhetoric and the survey data that suggests such rhetoric will not help Republicans in today’s elections.
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