Preventing pupsicles: How to keep your canine cozy all winter 

As another season of cold temperatures and snow approaches, veterinarian and resident in the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Service Lauri-Jo Gamble offers some advice on how to keep your dog cozy in the cooler temperatures as well as ways to keep your active dog in shape throughout the winter months. Gamble says: […]

Silicon Valley fuels renewable energy demand as Washington steps back on climate change

Tech giant Google has announced it has purchased three gigawatts of clean energy capacity — matching the energy it takes to maintain operations for one year. The move is part of a larger trend of tech companies taking steps to influence renewable energy demand, according to a corporate sustainability researcher at Cornell University. Glen Dowell […]

AT&T-Time Warner deal made worse by repeal of net neutrality

AT&T and the U.S. Department of Justice are meeting in court today to finalize a schedule for the upcoming antitrust case that will determine whether the company’s planned merge with Time Warner would be anticompetitive. Aija Leiponen, professor at Cornell University’s Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, studies organization and management in the telecommunication […]

Spotted lanternfly threatens NY apple, grape and hop crops

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets confirmed that the spotted lanternfly, an invasive insect originating in East Asia, has been found New York state.  This invasive pest has also been discovered in Pennsylvania and other states, and is a potential threat to important agricultural crops in New York, including grapes, apples, hops […]

Transparency is key in proposed changes to tipping rules

This week, the U.S. Department of Labor proposed changes to the way workplaces can share tips among its workers. The proposal, which would allow sharing the tip pool with employees who do not traditionally receive tips – such as cooks or dish washers, is seen as a way to tackle wage disparities by de-regulating the […]

Chicago Climate Charter shows ‘bold leadership’ for American workers

Dozens of mayors from across North America, including at least 36 U.S. cities are expected to sign an agreement on Tuesday to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and meet the commitments laid out on a global scale in the Paris Climate Accord. The Chicago Climate Charter, to be signed at the North American Climate Summit in […]

Agung’s silver lining: Climate scientists eye Bali volcano for clues to cool the planet

As Indonesia’s Mount Agung continues to spew ash and clouds, climate scientists are preparing to study just how much the eruption will cool the earth — and what we can learn from the phenomenon about cooling the earth ourselves. Douglas MacMartin, a senior research associate and senior lecturer in mechanical and aerospace engineering at Cornell […]

Dreamers communities stand to lose in DACA bargain

As Congress nears a deadline next week to approve a new budget or budget extension, the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program hangs in the balance. In September, the Trump administration discontinued the program, which has granted residence and work permits to about 690,000 undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United […]

Tips to keep pets happy and healthy this holiday season

As we move into the holiday season Leni Kaplan, a companion animal veterinarian at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, provides preparation tips and advice to help keep your furry friends safe and healthy. Bio: https://www2.vet.cornell.edu/research-departments/faculty/leni-k-kaplan-dvm-ms Kaplan says: Dangerous decorations “Keep your pet from chewing or ingesting ornaments, holiday lights, electric wires, and ribbons […]