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eBird data can help track bee health

A two-year, $500,000 grant will allow a team of Cornell data scientists and ecologists to use eBird data to explore a new way to track pollinator health and biodiversity.

States That Prioritized Access to Water at Height of Pandemic Saved Lives

Water shutoffs for non-payment are a constant threat for millions of Americans in any given year. That risk was a deadly one during the pandemic, with access to clean water for handwashing and sanitation a proven way to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The dozens of states that implemented moratoria on water shutoffs to protect vulnerable citizens reported better public health outcomes, according to a new Cornell study.

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Wind energy can help Earth blow back climate calamity

Two Cornell professors calculate how wind energy scenarios could reduce atmospheric average temperatures by 0.3 to 0.8 degrees Celsius by the end of the century.

New residence halls save energy with eco-friendly features

Toni Morrison Hall and Ganędagǫ: Hall – two newly opened student residential buildings – were designed and built in line with Cornell’s high standards for green infrastructure, a critical component to advancing the campus goal of carbon neutrality by 2035.

Regional partnership supports UN sustainability program

The Finger Lakes Energy Compact is part of a new international initiative overseen by the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals Program. The compact will combine Cornell’s research initiatives and campus efforts in renewable energy and energy efficiency with the City of Ithaca and the Town of Ithaca’s ambitions for a Green New Deal.

Lund fellows program supports undergrads and organic agriculture

A new summer internship enables undergraduates across disciplines to learn about organic, restorative and agroecological practices while working at diversified, small-scale farms around New York state.

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Cornell celebrates 65 years of leadership in biogeochemistry

Biogeochemistry – an interdisciplinary field that examines the elemental cycles through Earth’s air, land and water  –  is critical to understanding climate change. Learn how it found its origin at Cornell CALS more than six decades ago.

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Research guides future of plastic waste chemical recycling

New research from the College of Engineering aims to ease the process of chemical recycling – an emerging industry that could turn waste products back into natural resources by physically breaking plastic down into the smaller molecules it was originally produced from.

U.S. labor secretary speaking at climate jobs summit co-sponsored by ILR

The Worker Institute and the LR School’s Lois Gray Labor Innovation Initiative is a sponsor of the Sept. 21 Climate Jobs Summit, which will feature U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh.

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Project celebrates the beauty of humpback whale songs

“The Whale Listening Project,” which runs Sept. 23-26, is a four-day immersion in the beauty of whale song and a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the best-selling 1970 album, “Songs of the Humpback Whale,” co-produced by Roger Payne, Ph.D. ’61, and Katy Payne ’59.

Center for Bright Beams awarded $22M in grant renewal

A collaboration of researchers led by Cornell has been awarded $22.5 million from the National Science Foundation to continue gaining the fundamental understanding needed to transform the brightness of electron beams available to science, medicine and industry.

Lara Skinner wins Movement Builders Award

ILR's Labor Leading on Climate Director Lara Skinner will be recognized Sept. 21 for helping make New York City a model of progress for the nation.

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