A touch of gold has extra reach in degrading micropollutants

A Cornell team used a new form of high-resolution optical imaging to better understand how adsorption – i.e., the clinging of molecules to surfaces – works on the semiconductor titanium dioxide with a gold particle added as a co-catalyst. 

Fish biodiversity benefits nutrition, particularly for lower income people

Households in Cambodia caught and consumed a far more diverse array of fish than they sold at market, highlighting how biodiversity loss might affect people’s nutrition, especially for those with lower incomes. 

Mussels helping mayflies flex in return to Oneida Lake

Quagga mussels – the deleterious invasive species from Eastern Europe seen throughout Oneida Lake – may provide an unexpected benefit for the life cycle of mayflies: They’re flourishing.

Adapting California’s lessons to climate crises in NYS

Alistair Hayden brings his West Coast experience in wildfires and earthquakes to help New York communities maintain health and become more disaster resilient in the face of climate change.

Cornell dashboard estimates mortality risk of wildfire smoke

To help local emergency managers assess danger, Cornell researchers have created the Mortality Estimation Tool to map predicted, smoke-attributed mortality statistics in near-real time.

Beekeeping, hydropower: Cornell Atkinson awards nearly $1M in grants

Cornell Atkinson’s annual Academic Venture Fund will provide nearly $1 million in seed funding to support research teams across five colleges and 11 departments, many with key external partnerships.

More soil carbon offers eco-friendly weed control

Cornell researchers have tested an ecological tool in the fight to control weeds in silage soybean and corn fields: adding carbon to soil in the form of sawdust and rye hay.

Cornell team hopes judges say ‘Yes!’ to Nonna’s Nopales gnocchi

Cornell IFT team goes to Chicago with their Nonna’s Nopales futuristic food product – gnocchi made from superfood cactus paddles.

Dirty cooking fuels pose major threat to infants in India

A new paper quantifies the impact of cooking fuel choice on indoor air pollution and early childhood mortality in India.