Cornell President David Skorton today released the report of the Climate Action Plan Acceleration Working Group, which recommends actions the campus should take to become carbon neutral by 2035. Read more
Mike Hoffmann, associate dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, discussed climate change issues July 29 for the Agricultural Working Group of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in Washington, D.C. Read more
Ten participants of the Nuffield Scholar Global Focus Program, seeking inspiration for their businesses back home in Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania, Ireland and the U.K., spent a week touring Cornell’s agricultural facilities. Read more
Greenhouses are essential to hundreds of Cornell faculty and students who need to maintain and grow plants year round for research, teaching and outreach, especially in Ithaca. But, greenhouses are hardly green. Read more
To protect wheat for bread and barley for beer, Cornell plant pathologists have been evaluating ways to battle fungal blight. Recently the scientists found that a local fungal strain is no longer controlled by a key fungicide. Their findings provide warning to farmers, who can, however, surmount field problems with sound pest management practices. Read more
Like the taste of cherries, raisins and almonds? How about all in one? Try a juneberry.
After Chris Luley planted a few of the shrubs on his organic farm just to try them out, he soon found customers and local chefs clamoring for more of the purple fruit with a taste that’s been described as a combination of those flavors. Read more
One provision of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s property tax freeze plan – that tax rebates go to homeowners in localities with a “shared services or administrative consolidation plan” – should not be hard for most school districts. Read more