‘Earth is transitioning’: Models suggest more megadroughts

By the end of this century, Cornell’s Flavio Lehner and others said that megadroughts – extended drought events that can last two decades – will be more severe and longer in the western U.S. than they are today.

New study defines spread of SARS-CoV-2 in white-tailed deer

North American white-tailed deer – shown in 2021 surveys of five states to have SARS-CoV-2 infection rates of up to 40% – shed and transmit the virus for up to five days once infected, according to a new study.

Ag genetics startup Meiogenix joins McGovern Center

Meiogenix, a next-generation technology startup that helps agricultural crops find their own genetic solutions, via chromosome editing, has joined Cornell’s McGovern Center incubator.

Community radio show marks 750th episode

Community leader Cal Walker discusses diversity, equity and inclusion as the All Things Equal marks its 750th episode.

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Student muralist explores public art, policy link

Junior Nate Reilly jumpstarts his own artistic career while working to enhance the arts from a systemic and policy-oriented lens as a participant in the Cornell in Washington program.

USDA official discusses rural challenges

USDA Under Secretary for Rural Development Xochitl Torres Small met with members of the Cornell community to discuss critical challenges facing rural areas such as climate change, food supply chain instability and access to resources.

Radio interview highlights City of Ithaca public safety reform

City of Ithaca Acting Mayor Laura Lewis gives an update on public safety reform and other topics.

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CCE urges vigilance amid new avian flu cases

With the potential to cause large financial losses to the U.S. poultry industry, Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) has re-emerged in New York state. CCE poultry specialists are asking poultry producers to keep an eye out.

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Virtual reality farm tour expands access to urban agriculture

Cornell researchers have created the most advanced virtual reality urban farm tour ever made, an online learning experience that promises to transport urban and rural farmers to New York City’s Red Hook Farms without ever leaving home.