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Provided Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, right, listens to Cornell graduate student Marc Alessi's question about nuclear energy at the town hall forum hosted by CNN on Sept. 4

EAS Students Question Presidential Candidates on Climate Change

By: Blaine Friedlander

Marc Alessi ’18, a master’s degree student in atmospheric sciences, and Colin Evans, doctoral student in atmospheric sciences, questioned two Democratic presidential candidates on their positions on climate change in a nationally televised town hall, Sept. 4 on CNN during #ClimateTownHall. Photo by CNN. Read more

Finger Lakes Residents Connect With the Region’s Glacial Past

Eighteen thousand years ago, the Laurentide Ice Sheet covered most of what is now New York State. Two glacial advances, or periods of growth in a glacier, formed Long Island. Today, residents of Ithaca, New York, a city in the Finger Lakes region known for its gorges and for being home to Cornell University, remember the impact that glaciers had on their landscape and, in turn, their history. Read more

DeGaetano paper named ASHS Outstanding Extension Publication for 2018

The American Society of Horticulture Science's Board of Directors and the Awards Committee has named Cornell Professor Art DeGaetano's paper "Regional Influences of Mean Temperature and Variance Changes on Freeze Risk in Apples" the ASHS Outstanding Extension Publication Award winner for papers published in 2018. There will be an awardees ceremony and reception for all awardees in conjunction with the ASHS Annual Conference on July 22, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read more

TooWINDY mission launched for investigation of disruptive phenomenon

The TooWINDY mission of Principal Investigator David Hysell, was launched from the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands, on June 19, 2019. TooWINDY payloads investigated the stability of the post sunset equatorial F region ionosphere and the factors that predispose it to equatorial spread F (ESF), a spectacular phenomenon characterized by broadband plasma turbulence which degrades radio and radar signals at low magnetic latitudes. The goal of the investigation was to lay the foundation for a strategy to forecast this disruptive phenomenon. The Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) Long... Read more

Awards fund innovations in digital agriculture

Projects ranging from a soil-swimming robot that can sense conditions in the root zone in real time to computational models that can predict produce spoilage received seed funds from the Cornell Initiative for Digital Agriculture’s new Research Innovation Fund. Read more