Sustainable Cornell book club launches this Spring

A newly launched book club will explore resources and dialogue in small campus discussion groups to explore issues like climate change, environmental injustice, consumerism, and sustainability.

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AI enables strategic hydropower planning across Amazon basin

Biologist Alex Flecker and computer scientist Carla Gomes co-led a project that employed AI and around 40 researchers in an attempt to determine optimal placement of around 350 hydropower dams in the Amazon river basin.

Climate and agricultural economist Ariel Ortiz-Bobea will advise USDA on research priorities

Ariel Ortiz-Bobea says there is no greater threat to our food supply than climate change. He has been appointed to a USDA advisory panel where he will get to shape policy that leads to solutions.  

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Cornell, startup receive $7M for novel clean energy tech

Cornell researchers and a startup have received more than $7 million in federal grants to advance novel clean energy research that includes wirelessly charging electric vehicles, low-carbon jet fuel and construction materials made from waste.

Unbuild better: a Collegetown case study in deconstruction

A project led by Felix Heisel and community partners is investigating deconstruction’s potential as a more sustainable alternative to building demolition, a source of significant waste that contributes to climate change.

Students honored with entrepreneurial fellowships

Twenty-six students with businesses ranging from drinking water treatment to alternative medicine to kitchen robots, received fellowships to work on their businesses this summer.

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Cornell-inspired NY soil law buoys climate-change resilience

New York growers will get a sustainable boost this planting season from the new Soil Health and Climate Resiliency Act – backed up by Cornell research – and signed into law by Gov. Kathy Hochul.

Engineers reveal cause of key sodium-ion battery flaw

A new X-ray technique developed by Cornell engineers has revealed the cause of a long-identified flaw in sodium-ion batteries; a discovery that could prove to be a major step toward making sodium-ion as ubiquitous as lithium-ion.

NYS Gov. Hochul to Cornell students: ‘We need your voices’

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul outlined plans for rebuilding the state’s infrastructure Feb. 10 at a New York City event sponsored by Cornell’s Institute of Politics and Global Affairs.