Student opinion pieces encourage action on climate change

Students in Prof. Caroline Levine’s Communicating Climate Change class wrote opinion pieces that appeared in newspapers across the country, spurring readers to take action related to climate.

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Trying to keep cool, Northeast cities sweated out 2023

In the Northeast, December temperatures helped to make 2023 the warmest year on record for 13 of the region’s 35 major urban areas, including New York City, says Cornell’s Northeast Regional Climate Center.

In chatty midshipman fish, the midbrain awakens a gift of gab

For talkative midshipman fish, the midbrain plays a key role in patterning trains of sounds and may serve as a model for how mammals, including humans, control vocal expression.

Most Adirondack lakes will likely become unsuitable for trout

Climate warming and lake browning – when dissolved organic matter turns the water tea-brown – are making the bottom of most lakes in the Adirondacks unlivable for cold water species such as trout, salmon and whitefish during the summer.

New research urges data-driven action for food systems change

In a paper co-authored by Mario Herrero, professor and director of the Food Systems & Global Change program, the first science-based monitoring of global agriculture and food systems is being used to provide equitable access to healthy diets through sustainable food systems.

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Brooks undergraduate journeyed to COP28 to tackle climate change

For public policy undergraduate, Cynthia Tan ’26, the chance to attend the 28th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention of Climate Change, more commonly known as COP28, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, was an opportunity of a lifetime.

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Biogas can help the world cook sustainably, professor tells COP28

While more than 2 billion people in developing countries still cook with traditional fuels that yield greenhouse gas, a Cornell professor advised COP28 to support small-scale biogas.

Self-portraits give voice to vulnerable Cambodian fishing communities

A new study, which brought together Cornell researchers, Cambodian fishers and Cambodian researchers, had study participants take photos that researchers then use to facilitate interviews and group discussions during which the subjects share their life experiences and perspectives.

Giant bacterium powers itself with unique processes

Cornell researchers and colleagues have for the first time described the near-complete genome of a rare bacterium so large it’s visible to the naked eye. The bacteria, which they’ve named Epulopiscium viviparus, lives symbiotically within some tropical marine surgeonfish.