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Community conservation reserves protect fish diversity in tropical rivers

A collaboration between researchers from Cornell and the University of Wisconsin-Madison has found that small, community-based reserves in Thailand’s Salween River Basin are serving as critical refuges for fish diversity in a region whose subsistence fisheries have suffered from decades of overharvesting.

Five faculty members elected AAAS fellows

Five Cornell faculty members have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society.

Cornell tool connects farmers to Walmart climate goals

Working with Walmart Inc., researchers in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have developed an online greenhouse gas emissions accounting tool, FAST-GHG, to help quantify these emissions in crop production.

Doctoral student contributes to global ocean-predator study

Olivia Graham joined five-dozen scientists on four continents to create a marine biology first: a global map to show where the ocean’s mid-sized predators are most active in a climate-changing world.

Gut check: Teff grain boosts stomach microbiome health

Cornell food scientists confirm that the grain teff helps the stomach and enhances the nutritional value of iron and zinc, according to a new modeling method.

When developers seem fair, new tech looks less risky

When evaluating the risks of new technology, people consider whether developers behave fairly, new Cornell research has found.

Engineer to model sunshine deflection for cooling planet

Thanks to $1 million in new grants, Cornell scientists will model adding reflective aerosols into the stratosphere, which may deflect enough sunbeams to reduce Earth’s temperature and limit climate change.

$2M grant supports more sustainable path for organic farmers

Organic crop farmers in the Northeast and Upper Midwest are facing an increasing number of challenges related to climate change and invasive pests, but a $2 million grant from the USDA will help them find sustainable solutions.

Climatologist Warren Knapp, acid rain expert, dies at 82

Warren Knapp, 82, professor emeritus of meteorology and climate in the Earth and atmospheric sciences, and the second director of Cornell’s Northeast Regional Climate Center, died Oct. 3 in Ithaca.