A team of chemists, including Cornell’s Paul Houston, has unveiled the mechanics involved in the interplay between sunlight and molecules known as “roaming reactions,” which could improve climate change modeling.
Cornell has secured a U.S. Department of Energy grant, expected to total about $7.2 million, which will fund exploratory research to help verify the feasibility of using a novel geothermal energy system to heat its campus buildings.
The debate is over: According to scientists from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Bullock’s and Baltimore orioles will remain separate species, despite hybridization where their ranges meet in the Great Plains.
Benjamin Houlton, director of the John Muir Institute of the Environment and professor of global environmental studies at the University of California, Davis, has been named the Ronald P. Lynch Dean, effective Oct. 1.
Virtual events at Cornell include a lecture on challenges endangering freshwater fish, an conference on worker and community concerns in safely returning to work in New York City, an international linguistics meeting and an introduction to religious and spiritual life on campus.
Herpetologist Harry Greene and evolutionary biologist Kelly Zamudio have an unexpected opportunity during the COVID-19 pandemic to “rewild” their newly purchased land in Texas, restoring its diverse, biological richness.