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Cornell researchers have found a new species of soil bacteria – which they named after their late colleague, who first discovered it – that is particularly adept at breaking down organic matter.

On topics ranging from oceanic disease to restraining invasive species from distant seas, Cornell faculty joined 10,000 scientists to discuss “Envisioning Tomorrow’s Earth” at the AAAS meeting in Seattle.

Students and faculty from the world’s five leading agricultural universities, including Cornell, will spend three days learning and brainstorming at the Cornell Initiative for Digital Agriculture’s second annual hackathon, Feb. 28-March 1.

Cornell’s shared governance groups are considering resolutions related to the divestment of fossil fuel-related holdings from the university’s endowment.

Startup Zymtronix – an industrial biotech company housed in Cornell’s McGovern Center – has been selected as a challenge finalist at the Hello Tomorrow 2020 global summit, March 11-13 in Paris.

Nearly 70 professionals from around the world have become Cornell Climate Online Fellows, as they take action locally to battle atmospheric greenhouse gas and ask others to join in.

Cornell’s Mui Ho Fine Arts Library in Rand Hall earned the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certification in late January.

An international collective of scientists gathered at Cornell to discuss collecting research data from the proposed Earth Source Heat test well in Snee Hall, Jan. 8-10.

An NSF-funded initiative, co-led by professor David S. Matteson, aims to harness data across disciplines in order to identify risk factors for catastrophic events.