‘Climate-smart soils’ may help balance the carbon budget

Here’s the scientific dirt: Soil can help reduce global warming. While farm soil grows the world’s food and fiber, scientists are examining ways to use it to sequester carbon and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. “We can substantially reduce atmospheric carbon by using soil. We have the technology now to begin employing good soil practices to […]

Cornell launches new School of Integrative Plant Science with $35M investment

ITHACA, N.Y. – Plant and soil scientists at Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have been sowing the seeds of sustainability, food security and improved human health for more than a century. A new initiative will help position the college for the future and create a new face for the plant and soil […]

Wildfires can burn hot without ruining soil, new study finds

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE FOR RELEASE:  April 23, 2013 Contact: John Carberry Office: 607-255-5353 Cell: 607-227-0767 johncarberry@cornell.edu Wildfires can burn hot without ruining soil, new study finds ITHACA, N.Y. – When scientists torched an entire 22-acre watershed in Portugal in a recent experiment, their research yielded a counterintuitive result: Large, hot fires do not […]

Wildfires can burn hot without ruining soil, new study finds

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE FOR RELEASE:  April 23, 2013 Contact: John Carberry Office: 607-255-5353 Cell: 607-227-0767 johncarberry@cornell.edu Wildfires can burn hot without ruining soil, new study finds ITHACA, N.Y. – When scientists torched an entire 22-acre watershed in Portugal in a recent experiment, their research yielded a counterintuitive result: Large, hot fires do not […]