Wild tomato genome will benefit domesticated cousins

A team of researchers has assembled a reference genome for Solanum lycopersicoides, a wild relative of the cultivated tomato, and developed web-based tools to help plant researchers and breeders improve the crop.

New assessment maps emissions in New York neighborhoods near industrial areas

New research seeks to quantify traffic emissions associated with e-commerce facilities in New York City, and wood stove and fuel oil emissions in Tompkins County.

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2-mile borehole to reveal viability of campus’s geothermal future

Cornell is one step closer to determining the feasibility of using deep geothermal energy to heat the Ithaca campus now that drilling has commenced for the Cornell University Borehole Observatory.

United Airlines, Dimensional Energy reach green fuel pact

United Airlines will fly greener through its friendly skies, as the airline agreed to buy at least 300 million gallons of sustainable aviation fuel from Cornell startup Dimensional Energy.

Houlton: Invest in ag research to fight climate change

Benjamin Z. Houlton, the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, testified June 15 to the U.S. House Agriculture Committee on the role of climate research in supporting agricultural resiliency.

The 2030 Project offers fast grants to accelerate faculty-led climate solutions

New funding option for Cornell faculty reflects the urgency of climate research

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Five companies ‘graduate’ from Cornell incubators

As the pandemic pomp and COVID circumstances dissipate, Cornell’s McGovern Center and Praxis Center incubators graduated five startups, putting them on the road to success.

AI reveals scale of eelgrass vulnerability to warming, disease

A combination of ecological field methods and AI has helped an interdisciplinary research group detect eelgrass wasting disease from San Diego to southern Alaska, and determine that it’s caused by warmer-than-normal water temperatures.

Gomes receives ACM-AAAI Allen Newell Award

Carla P. Gomes, the Ronald and Antonia Nielsen Professor of Computing and Information Science, is the 2022 recipient of the ACM – AAAI Allen Newell Award, given in recognition of her foundational contributions to artificial intelligence (AI) and for founding and developing the field of computational sustainability.

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