Finger Lakes Land Trust, once a master’s project, conserves 28K acres

Alumnus Andy Zepp started the Finger Lakes Land Trust one night in a Fernow Hall lecture hall. Now executive director, he’s preserving the region’s iconic landscapes one acre at a time.

Amazon River freshwater fish show signs of overexploitation

As the cherished rainforest in South America’s Amazon River region continues to shrink, the river itself now presents evidence of other dangers: the overexploitation of freshwater fish.

Students help NYS town grow green economy

Master’s students are helping New Lebanon, New York expand its economy with green technology jobs, and drafting a blueprint for similar communities statewide.

From lighting to furnishings, MVR credited for inclusive design

A June 10 rededication and ribbon-cutting ceremony will celebrate the completion of renovations to Martha Van Rensselaer Hall, Cornell’s first facility recognized for inclusive design as part of its LEED Gold certification.

Summer Session 2022 offers unique learning opportunities

Summer Session, running May 31 through August 2, 2022, is open to Cornell and visiting undergraduate and graduate students, high school students and any interested adult. Undergraduates can earn up to 15 credits in on-campus, online, and off-campus courses before the fall semester.

Around Cornell

Tear down academic silos: Take an ‘undisciplinary’ approach

Solving problems like climate change could require dismantling rigid academic boundaries, so that researchers of various backgrounds may collaborate through an “undisciplinary” approach.

Consumers embrace milk carton QR codes, may cut food waste

Milk carton “use-by” dates soon may be a quaint relic. A new Cornell study finds that consumers like QR codes, better depicting how long milk is drinkable – creating less food waste.

Target CO2 and non-carbon pollutants to slow climate change

Mitigation strategies must target carbon dioxide alongside other largely neglected climate pollutants in order to stay below catastrophic climate tipping points.

Spongy material captures carbon dioxide in cavities

Researchers developed porous, sponge-like materials that can trap carbon dioxide – a potentially low-cost approach for limiting the environmental damage of coal-fired power plants.