Heat Stressed Cows Produce Less Milk Due to Leaky Gut, New Study Finds

A new Cornell study has demonstrated the connection between heat stress and gut permeability, which describes the porosity of the gut. According to co-author Prof. Joe McFadden, dairy cattle biology, the study is the first to directly investigate the connection as well as propose a solution through dietary shifts. 

Professor to Receive DEC Grant to Study Carbon-Capturing Ponds

Prof. Meredith Holgerson, ecology and evolutionary biology, will receive a fund granted by the Department of Environmental Conservation to study ponds and wetlands in Ithaca and the surrounding areas to understand how these small bodies of water contribute to carbon capture and storage. 

OLGUÍN | Vegetarian, Plant-Based Pescatarian

It is time that I admit the truth. In front of my friends and family, I want to share that I have recently indulged in eating salmon. I, who so proudly was vegetarian for years and years, gave in earlier this year at the sight of Emily Mariko’s salmon-rice-kewpie mayo-sriracha dish. For more than half a decade, I had staunchly committed myself to the vegetarian discipline. I’d learned to forget about the taste of Korean BBQ and learned to cook (and like) alternative forms of protein. Zeus’s BLTease in my opinion, was better than whatever turkey ham option they could have offered.

Delayed First Snowfall in Ithaca Reflects Changing Climate Patterns

On Monday, Ithaca received its first flurries of snow of the winter season — almost two weeks later than last year. Cornell experts explained that this delayed start could be an indicator of the season to come, with more precipitation falling as rain instead of snow reflecting broader changes in climate.