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soil sampling kit
researcher in orange climbs up a rock wall

High Levels of Lead Contaminate Many Backyards in Brooklyn Neighborhood

SDEV_Ohemaa

Undergraduate Senior Focuses Thesis on Democratic Process in Ghana

Motivated by the opportunity to give back to her country, Ohemaa Ofori-Atta is studying Sustainable Development at Columbia.

by |October 20, 2017
Moving across the ice with IcePod in the front and active Volcano Mt. Erebus in the distance.

Final Stop: Antarctica’s Ross Ice Shelf

We have embarked! Our third Antarctic field season is underway, putting us only 18 flights away from completing our mission to map the Ross Ice Shelf, the largest ice shelf in Antarctica.

by |October 20, 2017
drilling vessel Fugro Synergy

Expedition Explores Undersea Rift off Greece

The Corinth rift is one of the most seismically active areas in Europe. Starting this month, researchers will drill into the rift to discover its past and future.

by |October 19, 2017
Blue Island - Hema Sandeep Narava

Contemplating Green Infrastructure in Blue Island, Illinois

Students embark on a field trip to learn about flooding and the challenges of urban resiliency in Chicago and Blue Island, Illinois.

by |October 19, 2017
Google is part owner of Ivanpah in Nipton,CA, the world's largest solar power plant. Photo: Dennis Schroeder/NREL

How the U.S. Might Fulfill Its Paris Pledge Without the White House

States, cities, and businesses are trying to pick up the federal government’s slack to fight climate change. How big of a difference can they make?

by |October 17, 2017