Startup Roundup: Antithesis Foods, Guard Medical, C2i, Bactana

Cornell startup Antithesis Foods and Bactana were awarded NSF small-business grants, as Guard Medical raises $11 million in Series B investments and C2i launches a disease test in Europe.

Policy, farm management help China mitigate climate change

Production of animal protein in China has increased by 800% over the past 40 years, but new research shows why the amount of climate-warming nitrous oxide released from this animal farming has not risen as quickly.

Applications open for $3M Grow-NY competition

In its four years, the competition has received applications and interest from more than 1,000 businesses in 32 states and 37 countries. In all, 59 finalists have been selected to date, with 21 winners sharing $9 million in startup funding.

Vine removal technique foils devastating grape disease

Removing not only a diseased grapevine but the two vines on either side of it can reduce the incidence of leafroll disease, a long-standing bane of vineyards around the world, Cornell researchers have found.

The 2030 Project to marshal faculty to solve climate crisis

Declaring this the “decisive decade” for climate action, Cornell launched The 2030 Project: A Climate Initiative, which will mobilize world-class faculty to develop and accelerate tangible solutions to the climate challenge.

Scott J. Peters to conduct participatory action research with University of Minnesota

Cornell CALS Professor Scott J. Peters to lead participatory action research into issues of justice, sovereignty, equity and sustainability in food and farming systems at University of Minnesota. 

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Four elected to National Academy of Sciences

An agricultural economist, a theoretical physicist, a plant biologist and a physiologist have each been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the academy announced May 3.

Superheroes and more: Brooks students make a “contribution”

Imagining superheroes and sharing leftovers, building a library and embarking on a new educational adventure - that's how four Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy students plan to use funds they received through the Contribution Project. 

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Western municipal water restraints rise as reservoirs fall

As water restrictions tighten in Southern California, the Southwest U.S. sees growing evidence of climate change and drought for millions of western residents, according to a Cornell drought expert.