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Research and engagement

colorful maize
Study finds genes that help crops adapt to change

Scientists analyze 4,500 maize varieties to determine which genes drive large-scale adaptation environmental changes.

Creating real-world solutions on campus and beyond

Learn what sustainability means at Cornell University.

Provost Kotlikoff plugs in his electric car outside Day Hall
Kotlikoff Q&A: Next steps toward carbon neutrality

Provost Kotlikoff reflects on a new options report to achieve carbon neutrality on Cornell’s Ithaca campus.

Karen Pinkus
Renewable fuels alone can't stop climate change

Professor Pinkus makes the case that 'good fuels' alone won’t stop climate change in new book.