"After remaining constant for the first decade of the 21st Century, atmospheric methane has been rising rapidly since the start of the shale gas explosion in the United States in 2008."
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“Methane is a critically important greenhouse gas that is more than 100 times more powerful than carbon dioxide in its ability to trap heat,” says Robert Howarth, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Cornell University. “Now is not the time to relax controls on methane emissions from industry.”
Cornell University sociology and law professor Ifeoma Ajunwa says she’s concerned about these tools’ potential for bias. Given the large scale of these automatic assessments, she believes potentially faulty algorithms could do more damage than one biased human manager. And she wants scientists to test if the algorithms are fair, transparent and accurate.
“American exporters now face a double whammy in terms of their competitiveness in the Chinese markets due to China’s retaliatory tariffs and the strengthening of the dollar,” says economist Eswar Prasad, a Dyson trade policy professor and former head of the International Monetary Fund’s China division.
“Fraternities are the places where problematic and toxic masculinity is incubated,” says Andrew Moisey, a photographer and assistant professor and director of visual studies at Cornell. “We literally send our kids to be educated in places where they learn to be the opposite of gentleman. It’s mind-boggling.”
The Everest Seedless is a new variety developed at Cornell University’s agricultural research station in Geneva. CALS horticulture professor Bruce Reisch says the new fruit is a cold-tolerant, blue Concord-type grape with berries about twice the size of the traditional Concord.
"Climate change on Earth today is likely to affect how habitable our planet is. However, even the worst-case scenario won't make the planet uninhabitable for all forms of life. That's the positive part," says Jack O’Malley-James, a research associate at Cornell University’s Carl Sagan Institute. "The negative part is that what we're doing to the planet is making it less suitable for our own survival.”
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