Researchers in Nigeria are on a mission to upend taro leaf blight (TLB) epidemics across West Africa. The infectious plant disease attacks the leaves of taro, which has historically reduced taro yields by up to 50% and leaf yield losses of up to 95%.
At a Cornell event on Feb. 22, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor said Russian President Vladimir Putin appears intent on provoking a “horrific conflict,” but that he holds out hope for a diplomatic path that would avert all-out war.
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.