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Grants fund Cornell AES work to improve lives in NYS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded $3.9 million in funding to the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station to support 52 projects across three colleges.

Marker to honor Ithaca birthplace of Tuskegee Airman

Urbanist and historian Thomas J. Campanella, was researching a book when he first came across the name Verdelle Louis Payne, who was a member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen, the first African American military pilots in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Cornell outreach educators combat pests, support pollinators

Thanks to grant funding from the USDA, the New York State Integrated Pest Management program is developing new virtual courses to help schools implement plans to manage pests such as rodents, head lice, bed bugs or yellow jackets.

Tying quantum computing to AI prompts a smarter power grid

Fumbling to find flashlights during blackouts soon may be a memory, as quantum computing and AI may quickly solve an electric grid’s hiccups so fast, humans may not notice.

New bacteria ID will help apple juice producers avoid spoilage

Apple juice lovers won’t be left with a bad taste, thanks to a new study that identifies three new bacteria species, one of which fouls up the flavor of the popular drink.

New residence halls save energy with eco-friendly features

Toni Morrison Hall and Ganędagǫ: Hall – two newly opened student residential buildings – were designed and built in line with Cornell’s high standards for green infrastructure, a critical component to advancing the campus goal of carbon neutrality by 2035.

Regional partnership supports UN sustainability program

The Finger Lakes Energy Compact is part of a new international initiative overseen by the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals Program. The compact will combine Cornell’s research initiatives and campus efforts in renewable energy and energy efficiency with the City of Ithaca and the Town of Ithaca’s ambitions for a Green New Deal.

Lund fellows program supports undergrads and organic agriculture

A new summer internship enables undergraduates across disciplines to learn about organic, restorative and agroecological practices while working at diversified, small-scale farms around New York state.

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Projects aim to manage weeds in organic fruit, hemp farming

Hemp producers and organic apple and grape growers will have evidence-based guidance on their weed management, thanks to two new USDA grants to a Cornell AgriTech researcher.