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Due to warming climate, some aircraft may soon have a hard time getting off the ground in the heat of the day. Here, a jet takes off from the Canary Islands. (Bruno Gelger, via flickr)
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Surging Heat May Limit Aircraft Takeoffs Globally

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Staying Hopeful in A Troubling Time

I’ve been learning lately that among those who analyze and think about the environment and sustainability, I am considered an optimist. While I believe it is a useful analytic exercise to spin out worst case scenarios, I don’t typically find them persuasive. Perhaps it’s because of the progress I’ve seen in so many areas over… read more

by |July 24, 2017
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Part-Time Summer Internship in the Undergraduate Program

The Earth Institute is seeking an intern to work with the Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development for the month of August. This position is a unique opportunity to help support our cutting-edge educational program at Columbia University.

by |July 24, 2017
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Hannah Nissan: Forecasting Climate to Help Save Lives

Hannah Nissan, a postdoctoral research scientist at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society, studies how better climate forecasting might help reduce the number of deaths from heat waves and improve agriculture and child nutrition.

by |July 24, 2017
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MPA-ESP students visit the Gowanus Canal to learn about urban contamination

The newest cohort of MPA Environmental Science and Policy students went on a field trip to the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn with professors Benjamin Bostick and Michael Musso to learn about the challenges of a dense mixed-use urban landscape.

by |July 20, 2017
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Developing Carbon Management Solutions

David Goldberg and Peter Kelemen, scientists at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, are at the forefront of carbon capture and storage research. In this video, they discuss their work and how it will contribute to carbon management solutions and strengthen society’s resilience to climate change.

by |July 19, 2017