As city heat rises, bird diversity declines

Heat-retaining buildings and paved surfaces are directly related to a loss in bird diversity, according to a study by scientists at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Zhejiang University in China.

Students head across globe thanks to Summer Experience Grant funding

Summer Experience Grants in the College of Arts & Sciences helped 139 students to take minimally-paid or unpaid summer positions this year. 

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Cortland farmer receives NYS Hometown Alumni Award

After a lifetime of farming, developing delicious cabbage and serving the Cortland community, Don Reed ’62 was presented with Cornell’s 11th New York State Hometown Alumni Award.

Library expands video streaming resources 

From Hollywood blockbusters to independent films, visual resources are just a couple of clicks away for Cornell students, faculty, and staff.

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Throwing shade: Model maps NYC street trees’ cooling benefits

Tree Folio NYC creates a high-resolution “digital twin” of New York City’s urban canopy, simulating how local conditions influence shading that is important to mitigating climate change and heat island effects.

Caffeinated snack wins top banana in national contest

CaféNana, a banana-inspired, caffeinated pick-me-up snack, partly made with food waste by Cornell students, has won the Institute of Food Technology’s Mars Wrigley Product Development competition.

Few in US recognize inequities of climate change

Despite broad scientific consensus that climate change has more serious consequences for some groups – particularly those already socially or economically disadvantaged – a large swath of people in the U.S. doesn’t see it that way.

Cargill joins Cornell-led partnership to support regenerative ag in NY

Cargill is providing financial support to the New York Outcomes Fund, which pays farmers for sustainable outcomes.

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Carbon dioxide – not water – triggers explosive volcanoes

Geoscientists have long thought that water helps to drive volcanoes to erupt. Now, thanks to new tools at Cornell, scientists show that carbon dioxide can induce explosive eruptions.