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 […]

A look at the epic Blizzard of ’77, by the numbers

Saturday marks the 40th anniversary of the Blizzard of ’77. Jessica Spaccio, a climatologist with the NOAA-funded Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University, looks back at what is considered one of the region’s snowiest seasons on record. Bio: http://www.eas.cornell.edu/people/research.cfm?netid=jlr98 Spaccio says: “On Jan. 28, winds were above 35 mph for nine consecutive hours and […]

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 […]

Cancelled climate conference casts dark clouds

Michael Hoffmann, professor of entomology and a fellow at Cornell University’s Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, says cancelling conferences such as the CDC’s Climate and Health Summit negates a democratic and transparent process essential to science. Bio: https://entomology.cals.cornell.edu/people/michael-hoffmann   Hoffman says: “President Trump and his ‘climate change denier cabinet’ seem to be casting a dark […]

Nature trumps politics when it comes to climate change

David Lodge, Director of the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future at Cornell University, says today’s announcement that the planet saw its third straight record-hot year serves as a warning to the new administration that without dramatic reductions in greenhouse gases the “inexorable march toward a warmer planet accelerate.” Lodge is also the current president […]

Say ‘chickadee’ – Merlin app now IDs birds from pics

ITHACA, N.Y. – The Merlin Bird Photo ID mobile app has been launched and, thanks to machine-learning technology, can identify hundreds of North American species it “sees” in photos. The app was developed by Cornell Tech and California Institute of Technology computer vision researchers in partnership with the Cornell University Lab of Ornithology and bird enthusiasts. Because Merlin Bird Photo ID […]

Pro-fracking Pruitt ‘shocking’ choice for EPA head

Robert Howarth, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Cornell University and faculty fellow in the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, has studied global warming for 40 years, particularly the impact of methane gas emissions on the environment. He says as Environmental Protection Agency administrator, Scott Pruitt must discontinue his promotion of fossil fuel […]

Marine disease likely to follow Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching

Drew Harvell, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, is widely recognized for her work on marine diseases – specifically, the ecology and evolution of coral resistance to disease as well as evaluating the impacts of a warming climate on coral reef ecosystems. Harvell says the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies report showing […]

Marine microalgae, a new sustainable food and fuel source

ITHACA, N.Y. – Taken from the bottom of the marine food chain, microalgae may soon become a top-tier contender to combat global warming, as well as energy and food insecurity according to a study published in the journal Oceanography (December 2016). “We may have stumbled onto the next green revolution,” said Charles H. Greene, professor of earth […]

Moderates, not extremists, swung the election for Trump

Jonathon Schuldt, professor of communication at Cornell University, and Peter Enns, professor of government at Cornell University and director of the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, worked with their undergraduate students in a public opinion course to survey voters ahead of the election, and found a previously undiscovered pocket of Trump supporters which – […]