Sagan Institute director available to offer insight into new NASA exoplanet research

On Wednesday, NASA will hold a news conference that is expected to present new findings related to planets that orbit other stars, known as exoplanets. Lisa Kaltenegger, one of the world’s leading experts on exoplanets and the potential for life beyond earth, will be available to offer independent insight into the research findings. Kaltenegger is […]

Underwater seagrass beds dial back polluted seawater

Seagrass meadows – bountiful underwater gardens that nestle close to shore and are the most common coastal ecosystem on Earth – can reduce bacterial exposure for corals, other sea creatures and humans, according to new research published in Science Feb. 16.   Media note: A video of the researcher explaining the study as well as […]

Perdue must be voice of reason in Trump cabinet

David Wolfe, professor of horticulture, climate change expert and a Cornell University’s Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future Fellow, says while Sonny Perdue has the pedigree appropriate with the position of Secretary of Agriculture, the confirmation hearings must provide clarity on how influential he will be in providing a well-balanced, science-based viewpoint to the Trump […]

Vietnam capitalizes on climate change with shrimp

Michael Hoffmann, professor of entomology and a Cornell University’s Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future Fellow, says Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s decision to boost shrimp exports is a smart way to help Vietnam capitalize on climate change. In January, Hoffman led a team of students to Vietnam to study climate change and its implications, not […]

New high-pressure processor destroys foodborne pathogens

Media note: An animated graphic as well as additional photographs can be downloaded at https://cornell.box.com/v/HPP. A video of the researcher explaining the Hiperbaric 55 high-pressure food processor is available on YouTube. Cornell University food scientists are putting the squeeze on the microorganisms that spoil food and make people sick. With the installation of a new, commercial-scale high-pressure […]

Cornell to unveil nation’s first high-pressure validation facility for foodborne pathogens

  WHAT:          Cornell University and retired New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio unveil first high-pressure validation facility in the United States WHEN:          Tuesday, Jan, 31, 1 p.m. WHERE:        Cornell’s New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Food Science Building, 669 W. North Street, Geneva, NY 14456   MEDIA:         Media members are asked to RSVP […]

Migrating birds may bring bird flu to North America

Colin Parrish, John M. Olin Professor of Virology at the Baker Institute for Animal Health in Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, an expert on influenza viruses and the spread of the virus in animals, says the highly pathogenic influenza strain currently infecting wild birds and domestic poultry in several European countries could be transmitted […]

Pope spurs Republicans to shift climate views

After Pope Francis framed climate change as a moral issue in his second encyclical, conservative Republicans shifted and began to see environmental dilemmas in the same way, according to a new study led by Cornell University communication researchers. “When Pope Francis issued his encyclical paper in June 2015, he emerged as a strong advocate for climate […]

New technique identifies micropollutants in New York waterways

ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell University engineers have developed a new technique to test for a wide range of micropollutants in lakes, rivers and other potable water sources that vastly outperforms conventional methods. “Water quality monitoring is conventionally done by narrowly investigating one or a few contaminants at a time. We aimed to develop an analytical […]

2017 Agricultural and Food Business Outlook Conference, Jan. 24

WHAT:          Cornell University’s Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management will host the annualAgricultural and Food Business Outlook Conference WHEN:          Tuesday, Jan. 24., at 8:30 a.m. WHERE:        B25 Warren Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca MEDIA:         Media members are asked to RSVP to Melissa Osgood in Cornell’s Media Relations Office at 607-255-2059 or mmo59@cornell.edu ITHACA, N.Y. – […]