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New York agriculture has the capacity to mitigate its own greenhouse gas emissions, two Cornell researchers say in a state-funded report commissioned by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets.

As director and head curator of the Cornell University Insect Collection, Corrie Moreau has numerous tasks on her to-do list, including one that could last her entire career: digitizing the collection’s 7 million specimens.

Leland “Skip” Carmichael, Ph.D. ’59, the John M. Olin Professor of Virology Emeritus and an expert on canine infectious diseases, died July 27 in Ithaca. He was 90.

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.

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.

The Cornell Veterinary Biobank has received a $2.5 million federal grant to process, store and distribute biological samples for the Dog Aging Project, a massive national effort to study aging in dogs – and humans.

A College of Veterinary Medicine course that teaches communication skills, using euthanasia as the context, has won a national contest on educational resources created during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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One in 11 flowers carries disease-causing parasites known to contribute to bee declines, according to a Cornell study that identifies how flowers act as hubs for transmitting diseases to bees and other pollinators.