By Chandler Precht Today, two students from the Undergraduate Sustainable Development Program, Abigail Sharkey and Sam Goldberg, were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. We caught up with them about their experiences in the program, dedication to environmental protection, and goals for the future. Q&A with Abigail and Sam What drew you to the Sustainable Development… read more
Guest Blogger, Author at State of the Planet
Working as an Antarctic field scientist, I witnessed the destruction provoked by a rapidly warming planet. But I also found inspiration.
In general, the more species that live in an area, the healthier that ecosystem is—and the better off we humans are.
At a recent event, Earth Institute experts discussed the social, political, and economic challenges of climate migration.
A Peruvian farmer is suing energy producer RWE for increasing the threat of glacier lake outburst floods that endanger his home.
When it comes to learning about data collection techniques, there is no substitute for field work. In October, three Columbia classes embarked on a field trip to the Black Rock Forest in Cornwall, New York, to get some hands-on experience.
Almost out of nowhere we were given a surprise opportunity to fly one more survey line on our second-to-last day in Antarctica, and we jumped at it!
By Chandler Precht The Earth Institute, Columbia University, is offering undergraduate students with research assistant opportunities during the spring 2018 semester. Undergraduates from Columbia and Barnard will be able to serve as research assistants on research projects related to sustainable development and the environment with distinguished faculty and researchers at the cutting edge of this… read more
By Chandler Precht Earth Institute Travel Grant Program The Earth Institute Travel Grant Program makes it possible for Columbia University students to work on a variety of sustainable development and environmental projects nationally and internationally. Research must be affiliated with projects for which students will receive academic credit towards their degree programs at Columbia University. Individual… read more
By Chandler Precht The Earth Institute is offering undergraduate, graduate and PhD students with opportunities to intern in various departments and research centers in a variety of administration, communications and research roles. Interns work on a variety of sustainability-focused projects across The Earth Institute. These projects provide interns with hands-on workplace experience, allowing them to… read more