Hyperloop in NYC – Is it the future of transportation, and when will it arrive?

Transportation policy and infrastructure experts will meet with journalists to discuss the latest development timelines, challenges and breakthroughs surrounding Elon Musk’s Hyperloop ambitions  WHAT:          Journalists are invited to get on the inside track of the development of Hyperloop technology. Three experts from the national Hyperloop Advanced Research Partnership (HARP) will answer technology, policy and infrastructure […]

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 […]

Saving Coney Island from the roller coaster of climate change

Media Note: To view and download images of the class at Coney Island and renderings of individual projects, go to https://cornell.box.com/v/coneyisland. ITHACA, N.Y. – Through the lens of natural history, Coney Island features marshes, wetlands, creeks and a sandy shore. Today, it’s famous for hot dogs, crowded beaches, Mermaid Avenue and Luna Park. But as […]

Outsourcing push is heart of Nassau County school bus battle

School bus drivers in Nassau County are on strike, leaving thousands of students in four public school districts without a ride to and from school this week. The strike is a union attempt to negotiate higher wages, more sick days, a guaranteed five-day work week and better company contributions to 401K programs. Lee Adler, an […]

NYC’s top entrepreneurs to inspire as they share journeys to success at upcoming summit

WHAT:          CEOs and business leaders from companies that include Jet.com, Rent the Runway, Shuttershock, and the Brooklyn Brewery will headline day-long entrepreneurship summit. Speakers will share insights about their successes and challenges, and discuss collaborative opportunities within the New York City and global markets. WHEN:          Friday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. […]

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 […]

Pedestrians pose problems for self-driving cars in NYC

General Motors plans to become the first company to test self-driving cars in New York City. Bart Selman, an expert on artificial intelligence technology and professor of computer science at Cornell University, says the GM announcement illustrates the fast pace of artificial intelligence development – and will serve to accelerate the introduction of more self-driving […]

State-of-the-art rooftop aquaponics greenhouse at Manhattan high school opens to students

WHAT:          Grand opening new state-of-the-art rooftop aquaponics greenhouse at the Food and Finance High School (FFHS). Events include tours of the greenhouse and learning labs, a ribbon cutting with city and statewide education stakeholders, and a reception with refreshments catered by FFHS students. WHEN:          Wednesday, Oct. 25, 5 to 7:30 p.m. WHERE:        Food […]

Cornell scientists team with Brooklyn students to test NYC waters for invasive species using new ‘eDNA’ tests

WHAT:          Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School students are using a new environmental testing process as part of a growing citywide and statewide citizen-science project called FishTracker. Students will test the Hudson River for invasive and endangered aquatic species during this event. Journalists will also meet the Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine scientists who lead […]

Study illuminates dramatic impact of night lights on bird migration

Media Resources: Download images, video, and radar animation. Note: The video file from The Messenger may only be used in connection with this story and only as-is, with no changes to the clip itself. Credit: SongbirdSOS Productions, Inc. ITHACA, N.Y. – Billions of birds undertake migratory journeys each spring and fall. Most of these spectacular movements go […]