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Research and engagement

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Reducing methane emissions to meet COP21 targets

Robert Howarth briefs the White House on the need to reduce methane emissions to slow the rate of global warming.

Kilograph, Weiss/Manfredi and Handle Architects Catalyst for change: Architecture and its impacts

Building case studies and discussion about the design of the world's tallest Passive House building at the Cornell Tech campus.

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Tokyo's urban cap-and-trade program soars past goals

Researchers have found the city's cap-and-trade program achieved more than a 20 percent reduction in emissions.

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Making global connections in healthcare

Cornell Tech students develop digital system to track biological samples for diagnostic services in Africa.