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Biochar Reduces Nasty Nitrous Oxide Emissions on Farms

Cornell scientists have discovered that biochar, a charcoal-like substance, reduces the nemesis nitrous oxide from agricultural soil on average by about 55% and stanches emissions into the atmosphere...

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Cornell’s NYS Agricultural Experiment Station to Receive $4.7 Million

Cornell’s New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, N.Y., will receive $4.7 million to help it renovate its greenhouse buildings..

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Students Put a Price on Trees for Arbor Day

This Arbor Day (4/26/13) Cornell horticulture students are hanging bright green “price tags” on trunks around the Ag Quad and in an Ithaca park to show the value of ecosystem services...

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On Earth Day, Lecturer Urges 'Rethink, Restore, Reconnect'

Peter Kareiva of the Nature Conservancy was this year's Iscol lecturer...

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Scarecrow Gene Helps Plants in Dry Climates

Gene found that is currently repressed in most plant leaves that has the potential to grow crops 50 percent more efficiently in dry climates...

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Prof. Frank Rossi Helps Grow Better Grass for 2016 Olympics

Rossi helps culture turfgrass system by choosing the right grass, fertilizing properly and using alternatives to synthetic pesticides....

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Students Connect Belize Classrooms, Gardens, Communities

Twelve Cornell students enriched a community through garden-based learning when they traveled to Belize over spring break...

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Op Ed: The Global Land Rush for Food and Fuel

Jing Jin discusses the consequences of outsourcing production, capitalizing on natural resources and looser regulations in other countries...

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Compost Helps Restore Soil in Arid Region of China

Cornell environmental experts came up with the simple solution of using wood chips and compost to restore soils in arid areas in China...

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Aluminum Tolerant Genes in Maize are More Adaptable to Changing Climate

Cornell researchers are learning to grow stress-tolerant crops on formerly non-farmable land...