"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 Amanda Rodewald, a professor and senior director of conservation science at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. “Of course, barley — let alone beer — is among the least of our worries when it comes to climate change. Nevertheless, the new research underscores how far-reaching, and sometimes surprising, the consequences might be,” Rodewald says.
Op-ed from Adam Anderson and Eve De Rosa, co-directors of the Affect & Cognition Lab in the Department of Human Development and Human Neuroscience Institute at Cornell University. They says, “With the unemployment rate lower than it's been in 18 years, most Americans are hard at work, yet they still have a paucity of savings.”
Retail giant Sears has filed for bankruptcy. Louis Hyman, an associate professor at ILR and director for the Institute for Workplace Studies, reflects with NPR's Mary Louise Kelly on the impact the Sears catalog had for African-Americans during the Jim Crow era
“You can certainly tell a story of competitive harm if you find examples of driving out competition and stifling innovation,” says Justin Johnson, an economics professor at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. “If you're going to introduce new regulations and levy fines, I'd hope there would be some evidence of consumer harm and not just a bunch of unhappy merchants.”
David Lodge, director of the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, wrote an op-ed about the impact hurricanes such as Michael and Florence have on the “haves” and the “have nots” and policy changes that can limit the disparity.
Dr. Ronald Adelman, co-chief of geriatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine, developed this annual program — which includes a theater piece and is required for all second-year students — after he realized that medical students were getting a distorted view of older adults. “Unfortunately, most education takes place within the hospital,” he says. “If you’re only seeing the hospitalized elderly, you’re seeing the debilitated, the physically deteriorating, the demented. It’s easy to pick up ageist stereotypes.”
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