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Turning maple syrup forests into bird-friendly habitat

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is partnering with the Cornell Maple Program to help New York forests that produce maple syrup meet their full potential as bird habitat, sweetening the deal for both maple producers and birds.

Ceci, Zamudio elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Two Cornell faculty members with expertise in psychology and evolutionary biology and have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the academy announced April 17.

TransportationCamp makes a pit stop on Ithaca campus

TransportationCamp – an event to engage and educate people on sustainable modes and uses of transportation – was held April 6 in Klarman and Goldwin Smith halls and streamed live.

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Celebrities, friends and strangers: Some birds more popular than others

Cross-referencing a decade of Google searches and citizen science observations, researchers have determined which of 621 North American bird species are currently the most popular and which characteristics of species drive human interest.

Photographer Balog to highlight human element amid climate change April 22

Environmental photographer James Balog will attend a screening of the film “The Human Element” on Earth Day at 7 p.m. at Cornell Cinema and participate in a Q&A session.

In warm South Pacific, students faced cold reality of climate change

Ten Cornell undergraduate and graduate students traveled 23 hours and 7,600 miles to the South Pacific island nation of Tonga to see what climate change really looks like.

Energy Day unites students, researchers solving biggest challenges

Students, researchers and companies working to solve some of today’s biggest challenges in the energy industry gathered April 10 for the inaugural Cornell Energy Day.

Scientists propose bird conservation plan based on eBird data

Scientists used the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s global citizen science database to create a blueprint for conserving habitat to protect almost one-third of the warblers, orioles and other birds that migrate among the Americas.

Study to help heat-stressed dairy cows weather increasing temperatures

A Cornell project aims to identify a nutrition-based solution that improves dairy cows’ ability to adapt to extreme heat.