State of the Planet - News from the Earth Institute

How High Can Seas Rise? On a Tropical Isle, the Answers Are Not Always Obvious.

How Australia Got Planted

A new study has uncovered when and why the native vegetation that today dominates much of Australia first expanded across the continent.

by |May 21, 2018
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Will Climate Change Cause More Glacial Lake Outburst Floods?

When glacial lakes burst, the sudden and intense flooding can be catastrophic for nearby communities. A new study looks at what role climate change plays in these events.

by |May 21, 2018

Greening the Internet

We don’t yet understand what the internet is doing to our politics and culture, but we do know what it’s doing to the planet.

by |May 21, 2018
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What Are Climate Models and How Accurate Are They?

How past climate data improves our understanding of climate change and helps predict its impacts.

by |May 18, 2018
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New Round of Funding Supports Earth Institute Research Around the Globe

The President’s Global Innovation Fund will provide grants to four Earth Institute research projects.

by |May 18, 2018