Bundle up: Winter Storm Grayson to keep temps at record lows

Cities along the eastern U.S. are preparing for blizzard conditions with Winter Storm Grayson. Mark Wysocki, a meteorologist who specializes in forecasting and weather analysis at the Northeast Regional Climate Center, details the major winter storm to impact the East Coast over the next 72 hours. Bio: http://www.eas.cornell.edu/people/profile.cfm?netid=mww3 Wysocki says: “An Arctic air mass has a firm grip […]

Spider’s web inspires removable implant that may control type 1 diabetes

ITHACA, N.Y. – For the more than 1 million Americans who live with type 1 diabetes, daily insulin injections are literally a matter of life and death. And while there is no cure, a Cornell University-led research team has developed a device that could revolutionize management of the disease. In Type 1 diabetes, insulin-producing pancreatic […]

Cornell teams present flood-resilient designs for Hudson riverfront

WHO: Student teams from Cornell University to showcase flood-resilient waterfront design strategies for Piermont Village waterfront, which is at risk of sea-level rise, storm surge and extreme precipitation events due to climate change. WHEN:          Tuesday, Dec. 12, 12 to 3 p.m. WHERE:        Piermont Village Hall, 478 Piermont Ave., Piermont MEDIA:         Media members are […]

Choose local, preserve and re-plant: Your guide to the perfect Christmas tree

As the search for the perfect Christmas tree begins, three Cornell University experts who work closely with New York Christmas tree producers offer advice for picking, preserving and eventually re-planting the perfect tree. In addition, New York state agriculture commissioner Richard A. Ball is encouraging families buy trees locally and support tree growers across the […]

Proposed New York climate change mitigation bill doesn’t hit the mark, says Cornell expert

ITHACA, N.Y. – Toby Ault, assistant professor of earth and atmospheric sciences at Cornell University, suggested strong carbon-tracking improvements be included in a proposed New York State Senate bill intended to mitigate the state’s greenhouse gas emissions. The proposed Senate Bill S6617-A – the Climate and Community Protection Act –  is sponsored by Sen. Tony […]

Food, family, forecast: Countdown to Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving around the corner, Cornell University experts offer advice for a safe and stress-free holiday, including directions on how to safely cook your turkey, get along with (and perhaps even learn from) your family and what to expect weather-wise. — Proper planning and attention to detail are important for the preparation of a safe […]

Emerald ash borer discovered in NYC – here’s what you need to do to save the trees

The New York state departments of Agriculture and Markets, and Environmental Conservation have confirmed the first-ever discovery of emerald ash borer in New York City. Forestry expert and Cornell Cooperative Extension associate Mark C. Whitmore works with professional land managers, state and federal agencies, government officials and concerned citizens to understand the issues and strategies for […]

Don’t blame cattle – it’s humans who caused methane levels to skyrocket

Concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere surged at a record-breaking speed in 2016 to the highest level in 800,000 years, according to the World Meteorological Organization’s Greenhouse Gas Bulletin. The abrupt changes in the atmosphere witnessed in the past 70 years are without precedent, according to the agency. Robert Howarth is a professor of ecology […]

Will Russia hearings reap regulations for social media giants?

Next week, the Senate Intelligence Committee will hear testimony from representatives from Facebook, Twitter and Google as part of an ongoing inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. The tech giants will be asked about Kremlin-sponsored propaganda and misinformation on their platforms during last year’s campaign and their plans to prevent future interference. […]