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As crop indicators, weeds spread in warmer world [Cornell Chronicle 2013-11-7] – “Weeds are the wild relatives of many of our crops,” says Antonio DiTommaso, a weed ecologist and Cornell associate professor in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences. “Weeds will be the harbingers of global warming. They’ll tell us what kind of species of crops will likely survive in a changing climate.” (Click image to view video.)

Skorton: Hard work ahead for campus sustainability [Cornell Chronicle 2013-11-7] – Among the winners of the Cornell University Partners in Sustainability Award: The Cornell Permaculture Club, a student group that produced a demonstration permaculture garden next to the Trillium dining facility, where the fruits, vegetables and herbs grown are given directly to chefs for Trillium meals.

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