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NSF challenges Cornell to tame winter, natural disasters

In partnership with New York community groups, Cornell researchers are developing a hyperlocal weather forecasting system designed to help emergency response.  

Robert Seaney, forage management expert, dies at 93

Robert Seaney, Ph.D. ’55, professor emeritus of soil and crop sciences who’s best known for his research on identifying the best forages for New York state soils and climate, died Jan. 19 in Petersburg, Illinois. He was 93.

Black farming and food security topic of next Rural Humanities webinar

Rural Humanities will offer a webinar, “Black Land Matters: A Rural Humanities Webinar on Black Farming and Food Security,” on March 4 featuring author Natalie Baszile and activist Karen Washington, co-founder of Black Urban Growers.

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Wildlife regulation, ‘one health’ keys to avert more pandemics

Future pandemics can be averted if the world’s governments eliminate unnecessary wildlife trade and adopt holistic approaches, according to experts at a Feb. 23 virtual conference.

USDA grant seeks to enhance milk production and cow health

An animal scientist studying relationships between insulin and milk production in dairy cows has received a three-year, $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

System of Rice Intensification recognized for climate policy impact

The System of Rice Intensification (SRI) has been named as a 2020 climate policy "breakthrough" for government initiatives in Vietnam to increase agricultural production there while reducing methane emissions from rice paddies.

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CALS dean joins CCE podcast to talk leading through extension

Benjamin Houlton, dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, shares his vision for the university’s land grant mission on Cornell Cooperative Extension’s latest “Extension Out Loud” podcast.

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Jenny Goldstein named faculty fellow at Cornell Center for Social Sciences

Jenny Goldstein, an assistant professor of global development in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has been named a 2021-22 faculty fellow in the Cornell Center for Social Sciences to develop an ambitious research project focused on environmental rehabilitation in Indonesia.

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How human behavior is reshaping the world

As an environmental sociologist and professor of global development, Jack Zinda is analyzing global challenges surrounding relationships between human groups and environments from rural communities in China to metropolitan areas straddling the Hudson River in New York State. 

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