Education and the State of the Union: What’s in store for K-12

As analysts speculate whether issues of education will make the cut in tonight’s State of the Union address, Noliwe Rooks associate professor of Africana Studies at Cornell University and author of “Cutting School: Privatization, Segregation, and the End of Public Education,” says that should Trump’s approach to education be judged by the actions of some of […]

Trump’s plan for government-operated 5G network is illogical and irrational

A memo from the National Security Council to the Trump administration was made public this week and indicated that a nationalization of the 5G wireless network may be part of the administration’s infrastructure plan. Aija Leiponen, professor at Cornell University’s Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management focuses on the telecommunication industry. Leiponen says that […]

Cape Town water crisis reflects poor water allocation, not just drought

South Africa’s tourist hub Cape Town is in the midst of a severe water shortage, with officials predicting taps will run dry by April. The shortage comes as widespread drought grips the city, but that’s not the only reason for Cape Town’s water crisis, according to a sustainable water management expert at Cornell University. Patrick […]

Despite rhetoric, no foreign policy shift in sight at State of the Union

Next week’s State of the Union address will be a chance for Trump to define his agenda on a number of issues, including his relations with U.S. allies and adversaries abroad. Sarah Kreps,professor of government and international relations at Cornell University, says that the president’s rhetoric on foreign policy – at times disheartening and inflammatory […]

Today’s outer-rise earthquake in Alaska complicates hazard assessment

Cornell geophysicist analyzes the activity, and says today’s 7.9 magnitude earthquake comes ahead of largest seismometer experiment coming to the Alaskan Peninsula     A magnitude 7.9 earthquake was reported earlier this morning in the Gulf of Alaska, about 170 miles off the Alaskan coast, according to the United States Geological Survey. Officials issued a […]

Bundle up: Winter Storm Grayson to keep temps at record lows

Cities along the eastern U.S. are preparing for blizzard conditions with Winter Storm Grayson. Mark Wysocki, a meteorologist who specializes in forecasting and weather analysis at the Northeast Regional Climate Center, details the major winter storm to impact the East Coast over the next 72 hours. Bio: Wysocki says: “An Arctic air mass has a firm grip […]

New York offshore wind investment ‘historic’ for clean energy

In his State of the State address today, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced plans to boost the state’s offshore wind industry through two requests for proposals for at least 800 megawatts of offshore wind energy. The commitment could potentially create thousands of new clean energy jobs, according to a labor expert at Cornell University. […]

Preventing pupsicles: How to keep your canine cozy all winter 

As another season of cold temperatures and snow approaches, veterinarian and resident in the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Service Lauri-Jo Gamble offers some advice on how to keep your dog cozy in the cooler temperatures as well as ways to keep your active dog in shape throughout the winter months. Gamble says: […]

Silicon Valley fuels renewable energy demand as Washington steps back on climate change

Tech giant Google has announced it has purchased three gigawatts of clean energy capacity — matching the energy it takes to maintain operations for one year. The move is part of a larger trend of tech companies taking steps to influence renewable energy demand, according to a corporate sustainability researcher at Cornell University. Glen Dowell […]