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Alumni pitch green solutions in 76West energy competition

This year’s 76West Clean Energy Competition brought together 19 technology startups – including two led by Cornell alumni – to pitch their ideas to spur clean energy solutions in the Southern Tier.

Incubator helps students advance businesses over summer

Nine student teams stayed in Ithaca this summer to continue working on their business ideas, in areas such as machine learning and solar energy, through the Life Changing Labs summer incubator.

Global urban water scarcity endures as a ‘daily reality’

More than 40% of residents in 15 cities in the “global south” – developing nations in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Latin America – still lack quality, affordable water that can be piped into dwellings.

Study: Fracking prompts global spike in atmospheric methane

As methane concentrations increase in the Earth’s atmosphere, chemical fingerprints point to a probable source: shale oil and gas, according to new Cornell research published in Biogeosciences.

Startup works with Cornell AgriTech on mushroom burger

Leep Foods, an upstate New York producer of specialty mushrooms, is working with the Center of Excellence at Cornell AgriTech to develop a blended burger using mushrooms and grass-fed beef.  

Partnership will advance food safety research in China

Cornell and China’s Hebei Qimei Agriculture Science and Technology Co. Ltd., have agreed to collaborate on microbial food safety research, via a $2.5 million grant from the Walmart Foundation.

Water quality projects receive $1M in USDA grants

Cathy Kling, professor in the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, is collaborating on two projects, funded by the USDA, that will evaluate the economic impact agricultural pollution has on rural communities in the Midwest.  

Genomic data show how fish fare in evolutionary rapids

Scientists have long suspected that rapid evolutionary change in fish is caused by intense harvest pressure. Now, for the first time, scientists have unraveled the genomic changes that caused it.

Cornell to lead soil health conversation at Empire Farm Days

Cornell professor Harold Van Es and extension specialist Ryan Maher will help lead the conversation on soil health and preservation at Empire Farm Days, Aug. 6-8 in Seneca Falls, New York.

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