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Cornell’s first Laidlaw scholars research, lead

The Laidlaw scholars at Cornell are diving into a world of research. Over the first summer of the program, 24 Cornellians selected for the prestigious international program completed research projects on topics ranging from migration and big data to entomology, engineering communications and animal science.

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Art and exhibits illustrate hope for climate resilience

Art, sculpture, photos, and prints bring research on climate adaptation and resiliency to life at Cornell Botanic Gardens' Nevin Welcome Center. The exhibits illustrate the value and impact of a collaborative project with faculty and indigenous farmers, fishers, herders, hunters, and orchardists across the globe. 

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Recycling of tectonic plates a key driver of Earth’s oxygen budget

A new study co-led by a Cornell researcher has identified serpentinite – a green rock that looks a bit like snakeskin and holds fluids in its mineral structures – as a key driver of the oxygen recycling process.

Revealing climate change inequities, redress, and environmental justice

CRP Assistant Professor Linda Shi discusses her timely research on populations vulnerable to climate change injustices and the planning discipline's critical contributions to the global discussion on adaptation and the future of cities. 

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Study digs up roles bacteria play in global carbon cycle

Cornell researchers have developed an innovative technique to track microbes and understand the various ways they process soil carbon, findings that add to our knowledge of how bacteria contribute to the global carbon cycle.

Twenty years: Cornellians at the forefront of climate action

Students are at the heart of Cornell’s sustainability story, and they were the spark behind the university’s first formal climate commitment in 2001.

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Cornell-led Grow-NY contest boosts NYS food, ag startups

The Chicago-based startup Every Body Eat, which produces food free of the 14 most common allergens, took home $1 million in the third annual Grow-NY Food and Agriculture Competition,led by Cornell.

Summer internships aim to increase diversity in geosciences

The Cornell Geopaths Geoscience Learning Ecosystem will help students explore opportunities for geoscience graduate study, giving them exposure to socially relevant careers in atmospheric and geological sciences.

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In the virtual front row, Cornell students saw COP26 unfold

During the COP26 climate change conference, 45 Cornell undergraduate and graduate students plugged in from Ithaca to hear international negotiations first-hand and environmental history.