Cornell University http://waer.org en Cornell Scientists Find Small Birds Use Wind Patterns for Looping Migration Routes http://waer.org/post/cornell-scientists-find-small-birds-use-wind-patterns-looping-migration-routes <div>There's been somewhat of a breakthrough by researchers at Cornell University's lab of ornithology who have a better idea of just how small songbirds migrate. &nbsp; Scientists have&nbsp;known for over a century that waterfowl like geese and ducks tend to follow the same, narrow migration paths. Tue, 06 May 2014 16:07:48 +0000 Scott Willis 17861 at http://waer.org Cornell Scientists Find Small Birds Use Wind Patterns for Looping Migration Routes Does Income Inequality Put Kids at Higher Child Abuse Risk? http://waer.org/post/does-income-inequality-put-kids-higher-child-abuse-risk <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>According to a study out of Cornell University, the Great Recession caused higher instances of child abuse and neglect. An analysis of instances of child abuse between 2005 and 2009 in all of the 3,144 counties and county equivalents in the U.S pointed to rising income inequality as a major factor in increased rates of child abuse.</p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 22:35:34 +0000 Chris Bolt 15027 at http://waer.org Does Income Inequality Put Kids at Higher Child Abuse Risk? New Concerns in the Debate over Hydro-fracking, Natural Gas Drilling http://waer.org/post/new-concerns-debate-over-hydro-fracking-natural-gas-drilling <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Some of the scientific community that’s been studying Hydro-fracking for natural gas is trying to broaden the discussion about impacts and expectations.&nbsp; <a href="http://saneenergyproject.org/2014/01/14/new-york-states-shale-gas-potential/">A series of forums</a> will look at emerging knowledge around gas drilling in Marcellus shale here in New York.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 22:54:36 +0000 Chris Bolt 13163 at http://waer.org New Concerns in the Debate over Hydro-fracking, Natural Gas Drilling