Skip to main content

Zhang helps NYS to go solar, avoid land-use conflicts

Engineering professor Max Zhang has been awarded a NYSERDA grant to determine efficient solar farm array configurations so the state can avoid land-use conflicts or spoiling precious agricultural space.

Grant supports development of efficient offshore wind farms

A new interdisciplinary research project is designed to unlock the power of wind energy by optimizing the spacing between wind turbines and wind turbine arrays to maximize power production.

Sustainable Landscapes Trail offers virtual tour

The 16 sites on Cornell’s Sustainable Landscapes Trail now can be explored virtually, in a new narrated video tour from Cornell Botanic Gardens.

Essentials

NSF grant to fund research into ‘microcleaners’ for waterways

A $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation will fund research, led by Nicholas Abbott from the Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, into “microcleaners” for waterways.

New CALS dean sees climate resilience in agriculture

Environmental scientist Benjamin Z. Houlton, the new dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, says agriculture is the most important industry of the 21st century – and a powerful weapon to combat climate change.

Metal-ion breakthrough leads to new biomaterials

Cornell engineers have developed a new framework that makes the design of stretchy elastomers a modular process, allowing for the mixing and matching of different metals with a single polymer.

Four Cornellians tapped for NYS climate advisory panels

Four Cornellians have been appointed to three climate advisory panels that will inform the NYS Climate Action Council to draft a plan toward a zero-carbon state economy by 2050.

Braudy Foundation funds Phase II of dust and drought research

The Braudy Foundation – founded by Bob Braudy ’65, M.Eng. ’66, and his wife, Judi – has committed to funding a second five-year phase of a research collaboration between Cornell and Northern Arizona University.  

Ezra

Migrations research highlights human impacts on environment

Ecologists Aaron Rice and Amanda Rodewald are working with Migrations: A Global Grand Challenge, part of Global Cornell, to understand how human impacts and activities affect animals and the ecosystems we all share.