Change in footprint 1993-2009. Hotter colors indicate more change. Greens indicate decrease. (Venter et al., 2016)
The 2003 Simi Valley Fire ravages a mountainside in Southern California's Simi Valley. Image: U.S. Air Force/Senior Master Sgt. Dennis W. Goff
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Drought and Fire Activity: What’s Climate Change Got to Do with It?

Williams with ESP students at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Faculty Profile: A. Park Williams, Professor of Climatology

Park Williams, a bioclimatologist whose research focuses on the climatological causes and the ecological consequences of drought, teaches climatology in the summer semester for the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy Program.

by |August 26, 2016
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Turning Sunlight into Fuel

The world uses little more than one percent of the sun’s energy for our electricity needs. A major obstacle to tapping into its full potential is that it is intermittent. Solar fuels could one day store, transport and use solar energy to produce electricity and replace fossil fuels in vehicles.

by |August 24, 2016
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Research Assistant Opening in Sustainability Policy & Management

The Research Program on Sustainability Policy and Management at the Earth Institute is seeking a graduate research assistant to provide support on a research project on urban sustainability metrics in China for fall 2016.

by |August 24, 2016
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Earth Institute Fall 2016 Internships

This fall, the Earth Institute is offering students opportunities to work as interns within various departments and research centers at the institute. All full-time Columbia and Barnard students are eligible to apply.

by |August 23, 2016
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Fall Undergraduate Research Assistant Opportunities

The Earth Institute will offer eight research assistant opportunities for undergraduate students during the fall 2016 semester. Undergraduates from Columbia and Barnard will be able to serve as assistants on research projects related to sustainable development and the environment with distinguished faculty and researchers at the cutting edge of this burgeoning field.

by |August 23, 2016