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Sustainability meeting focuses on social justice, environment

The 2020 State of New York Sustainability Conference – held online Dec. 2-4 – focused on connecting human health, social justice, feeding the world and protection of the environment.

Study of fungi may improve baby food, agriculture, food safety

A new grant will investigate how bacteria that live inside the cells of fungi may shape the biology, evolution, biodiversity and function of these fungi – research with important practical applications for industry, sustainable agriculture and preventing food spoilage.

Scientists map soils’ potential to combat climate change

Two Cornell soil scientists have helped develop a powerful new tool that will help researchers and policymakers map the global potential for carbon sequestration.

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.