Nearly half of all New York counties lacked real-time information to determine air quality during the wildfire smoke days this past summer. Now, a Cornell researcher is leading an effort to install air-quality sensors in 28 upstate counties where there were none.
New Yorkers will vote on a pair of state constitutional amendment this November the first of which could eliminate constitutional debt limits for smaller, city school districts allowing them to borrow more to improve aging infrastructure, asbestos abatement, and classroom technology upgrades.
The Government Law Center (GLC) at Albany Law School analyzes the first amendment’s potential impact on these historically underfunded schools in its newest explainer, “2023 Statewide Ballot Proposal 1: Constitutional Amendment Removing the Debt Limit on Small City School Districts.”
Brookhaven National Laboratory and Queensborough Community College (QCC) have proposed a unique, hands-on certificate program to train future radiation protection professionals. This project is now being funded through the Developing Next Generation Radiation Safety Professionals (DNGRSP) grant awarded by the DOE’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Minority Serving Institution Partnership Program (MSIPP).
Governor Kathy Hochul on Thursday called on the White House to do more to help the surge of migrants coming to New York. In a public address, she pushed for expedited work permits and more federal monetary assistance. Jaclyn Kelley-Widmer,…
Enthusiasm is growing for programs that provide guaranteed cash support for low-income families as a means to prevent foster care removals and decrease child maltreatment. Recent initiatives in California and New York have demonstrated promising results, and researchers like Will Schneider, a social work assistant professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, are actively exploring the potential of cash transfers in the child welfare field.
The Center for Health Workforce Studies at the University at Albany’s School of Public Health released a new report this month that provides an update on the state of the New York’s health care workforce, including data on job growth and employment projections.
A new digital wage atlas launched by Cornell University researchers shows that more than half of New Yorkers earn below a living wage.
“Horror story” should spark state response, but does not amputations jumped 84 percent in decade leading up to the pandemic, jumped even more since
cases of diabetes-linked blindness, dialysis soar as well state refuses to fund evidence-based self-care programs proven to lower diabetes risks, which would save thousands of lives and billions of tax dollars
Researchers from Binghamton University are working to preserve the world’s oldest forest, located in researchers from Binghamton UniversityCairo, N.Y.
Miami, Fla. – September 11, 2001, changed America, and today we are learning more about the long-term health impacts of unprecedented environmental exposure to carcinogens at the World Trade Center disaster site. New research suggests that emergency response and recovery…
With Tuesday’s 5-to-2 rejection by the New York State Court of Appeals of the argument that Happy the Asian Elephant is being illegally detained at the Bronx Zoo and should be transferred to a more natural environment, Albany Law School Professor…
Held monthly from February through May, the Warren M. Anderson programs feature experts who address major legal and policy issues pending before New York State government.
The Cornell Maple Program has opened an advanced, New York state-funded maple research laboratory, an upgrade that will enable research on how to produce the highest-quality syrup, develop new maple products and improve existing ones – all at commercial scales.
The spotted lanternfly – an invasive, destructive pest with a wide range of hosts including grapes, apples, hops, maple and walnut – has spread to a growing number of counties in New York state.
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $4.15 million to Argonne National Laboratory to support collaborations with industry aimed at commercializing promising energy technologies.
A new $10 million grant aims to help the U.S. dairy industry become at least carbon neutral while supporting farmer livelihoods – providing important insight for New York state, which ranks fourth in milk production nationwide.
The Cornell Wildlife Hospital helped care for a litter of baby beavers, whose parents were trapped in the Adirondacks, nursing three of the surviving five back to health before sending them for rehabilitation.
A two-year, $200,000 grant from the USDA and the Extension Foundation to Cornell University researchers aims to help promote vaccine confidence and uptake in vulnerable communities in eight New York counties, both upstate and downstate.
Four undergraduates from New York state who are majoring in animal science each received $20,000 scholarships this past year through the Chobani Scholars Program, to help them achieve their dairy career ambitions across four years of study.
A $300,000 investment from New York state has paved the way for a new hops breeding program at Cornell AgriTech, which will grow and develop signature New York hops varieties – selected for high yield, preferred flavors and disease resistance – in support of the state’s $3.4 billion craft brewing industry.
A Schuyler County-Cornell pilot project could help New York farmers diversify their crops and give regional food manufacturers a cost-effective source for the popular legume.
An anonymous gift will improve grapevine health, quality, yields and profitability in the New York state wine and grape industry through the creation of a graduate student research fellowship program.
As COVID-19 bore down on New York state, the Cornell Farmworker Program used mobile phone technology to provide rapid guidance and clear health information in multiple languages to the state’s farmworkers. Now, new federal funding will expand the program and further integrate the initiative with Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE).
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture recently announced a white-tailed deer in northwestern Pennsylvania, only five miles from the New York border, tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD). Krysten Schuler is a wildlife disease ecologist with the Cornell University College…
In a case won by Cornell University Law School’s First Amendment Clinic, law student Rob Ward addressed a novel question in New York state court concerning recent changes to state statutes intended to protect free speech in public matters.
Farther Farms has created the world’s first commercially available french fries that don’t need freezing or refrigeration, with innovative technology developed at Cornell University.
The New York Cider Association recently announced their annual Cider Week festivals, the first of which will begin this Saturday, May 15 and run through May 31. In the U.S. alone, the hard cider market has increased more than tenfold in the…
Solar-power developers need to explore using lower-quality agricultural land for solar energy, incentivize dual-use (combined agriculture and solar) options, avoid concentrated solar development and engage communities early to achieve New York’s green energy goals, according to forthcoming Cornell University research.
The New York State Senate and Assembly will vote Wednesday on whether to extend the COVID-19 emergency moratorium on residential and commercial evictions which would allow New Yorkers four more months to access the $2.4 billion housing relief fund established…
Cornell University and Chloe Capital launched Diversity in ClimateTech, a new program to recruit, educate, inspire, and support capitalization in Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and women founders developing startups with clean tech innovations.
Yesterday, the Biden administration announced a plan to designate a priority offshore wind zone between Long Island and New Jersey as part of a larger effort to overhaul U.S. energy production and fight climate change. Lara Skinner is the director of…
The Cornell Maple Program works to develop new maple products to grow the $30 million maple industry in New York state and boost rural economies.
New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the launch of the state’s free, online Citizen Public Health Training Course, delivered by the state Department of Health in partnership with Cornell University.
A study offers the first fine-scale analysis of vertical movement of baby white sharks in the New York Bight. Their 3D movements along with oceanographic features like sea surface temperature show they traverse variable oceanographic features across the continental shelf in the New York Bight, but certainly have their habitat preferences. More than 90 percent of them were positioned within 20 kilometers of Long Island’s southern shoreline, which further confirms the importance of this region to baby white sharks.
State leaders have the opportunity to reverse decades of deadly neglect of Black and Brown communities where diabetes and other chronic diseases have devastated lives and families, a crisis that has worsened through the COVID epidemic, heath providers and city leaders said outside Governor Cuomo’s office in Manhattan as they announced the kickoff of the New York Wellness Initiative on Monday.
Maple sugaring season is in full swing across New York. Aaron Wightman, co-director of the Cornell Maple Program and a New York state maple specialist, weighs in on the current season, how climate change is impacting sap flow and how the COVID-19 pandemic…
The Department of Energy pledged $1.68 million to Argonne National Laboratory over three years so it can create a virtual platform or digital twin that will allow experimentalists to explore their proposed studies prior to visiting the labs.
Public grants to build rural broadband networks may not be sufficient to close the digital divide, new Cornell University research finds.
Hospital also Ranked #1 Regionally in New York City and #7 in the U.S.
Partnering with community organizations, Cornell University researchers are developing and planning a hyperlocal weather forecasting system designed to improve winter-storm emergency response and enhance natural disaster coordination for New York state’s rural communities.
Rutgers scientists for the first time have pinpointed the sizes of microplastics from a highly urbanized estuarine and coastal system with numerous sources of fresh water, including the Hudson River and Raritan River. Their study of tiny pieces of plastic in the Hudson-Raritan Estuary in New Jersey and New York indicates that stormwater could be an important source of the plastic pollution that plagues oceans, bays, rivers and other waters and threatens aquatic and other life.
There are millions of unplugged oil wells in the United States, which pose a serious threat to the environment. Using drones, researchers from Binghamton University, State University of New York have developed a new method to locate these hard-to-locate and dangerous wells.
Richard Stup, agricultural workforce specialist, analyzes key issues facing New York state farmers this year.
Cornell University is partnering with New York state and Northwell Health System to develop and train the nation’s first state public health corps, which will support COVID-19 vaccination and improve long-term public health outcomes.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has accepted new proposals to expand access to telehealth – developed with the Reimagine New York Commission Telehealth Working Group, co-chaired by Cornell University President Martha E. Pollack.
In today’s State of the State address, Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed the launch of the nation’s first public health corps to support New York’s effort to vaccinate nearly 20 million people. As part of the effort, up to 1,000 fellows…
Concern is growing given the sluggish rollout of the coronavirus vaccination distribution in New York. To address the delays, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced new “Use It or Lose It” vaccine regulations. Cynthia Leifer, associate professor of immunology at Cornell University,…
Cathy Creighton, who has served multiple roles with the Cornell University ILR School’s Buffalo Co-Lab for more than a decade, will become its director on Jan. 1, 2021, succeeding Lou Jean Fleron.
By delving into scientific, technological, environmental and economic data, Cornell University engineering researchers examined whether New York could achieve a statewide carbon-free economy by 2050. Their finding: Yes, New York can reach this goal – and do it with five years to spare.
The first variety of spring malting barley bred by Cornell University to succeed in New York’s wet climate and support the state’s $5.4 billion craft beer industry just got a new name: Excelsior Gold.