In 2003, members of KyotoNOW! submitted a proposal for a study in wind technology for the Cornell University campus. The selected location would be on the adjacent Mt. Pleasant hill on land generally free of tree foliage and in favorable location to gain the most wind efficiency.
An air pollution major in undergraduate school, Prof. Natalie Mahowald, earth and atmospheric sciences, emphasized the importance of researching climate change. “There are so many interesting scientific questions that need to be addressed, which are very policy-relevant.”
Last week, Ph.D. candidate Karen Heymann, crop and soil sciences, presented her research on black carbon, one of the "dirtiest" specimen on Earth. Her research utilized the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source to detect and characterize this substance, which plays a role in soil and climate change.