Some farmers will be facing a difficult conundrum amid climate change, according to a new study by researchers from Cornell and Washington State universities: either increasingly experience revenue volatility, or choose a more predictable decrease in crop yields.
For their work addressing causes and consequences of demographic change in rural America, a team of Cornell sociologists and other rural scholars have earned the Excellence in Multistate Research Award.
A Cornell-led collaboration is turning DNA from organic matter – such as onions, fish and algae – into biodegradable gels and plastics. The resulting materials could be used to create plastics and methods for drug delivery.
Through a partnership between the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability and EDF, four Cornell faculty members have received new grants for regional sustainability projects with global implications.