Fast-charging lithium battery seeks to eliminate ‘range anxiety’

A team in Cornell Engineering created a new lithium battery that can charge in under five minutes – faster than any such battery on the market – while maintaining stable performance over extended cycles of charging and discharging.

Long Island Sound critical for fishers, families, CCE expert tells Congress

CCE’s Chris Pickerell, M.S. ’93, urged Congress to continue funding environmental programs around the Long Island Sound to preserve the region’s strong ecological integrity and economy.

Report: Warmer planet will trigger increased farm losses

Extreme heat is already harming crop yields, but a new report quantifies just how much that warming is cutting into farmers’ financial security. For every 1 degree Celsius of warming, yields of major crops like corn, soybeans and wheat fall by 16% to 20%, gross farm income falls by 7% and net farm income plummets 66%.

NY’s first dairy farm biochar kiln advances green agriculture

An alumnus-owned farm in Union Springs will become New York’s first commercial dairy to run cow manure through a kiln to make eco-friendly biochar – thanks to Cornell agricultural expertise.

Most of the land humans need to thrive is unprotected

More than 80% of global land area needed to maintain human well-being and meet biodiversity targets is at risk of conflict with human development, according to a new study led by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

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.

Around Cornell

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.