Guest Blogger, Author at State of the Planet

testing for lead contamination

Measuring Lead in New York City Soils

High school students teamed up with Columbia University researchers to learn about local exposure to this toxic element. Along the way, they learned about history, field work, and the scientific process.

by |March 21, 2018

The Rise of Cities in the Battle Against Climate Change

Last week, Canada hosted the world’s first climate change summit for urban leaders. It looks like it will have a lasting impact on how we think about and take action on climate change.

by |March 13, 2018
Young women learn traditional basket weaving

Celebrating Young Women’s Economic Empowerment for International Women’s Day 2018

Women today are completing higher levels of education and taking on more leadership roles, yet many barriers to economic empowerment still persist.

by |March 8, 2018
Sarah Burns with Solar Panels

Sarah Burns Wants to Lead the Renewable Energy Transition

MPA-ESP student Sarah Burns plans to mitigate the effects of climate change through renewable energy.

by |March 8, 2018
Megan Ross

Megan Ross: Advancing Sustainability through Innovation and Cooperation

Sustainability Management graduate student Megan Ross thinks that banding together to advance sustainability might end up solving more than just climate change.  

by |March 7, 2018
Andrea Ruiz

Andrea Cristina Ruiz is Using Economics to Combat Climate Change

Climate change will impact populations across the planet. MPA-DP graduate student Andrea Cristina Ruiz wants to bring their voices to the table.

by |March 6, 2018
Miriam Neilsen

Miriam Nielsen Wants to Share Science with the Masses

Bringing her media background to the MA Climate and Society program, Miriam Nielsen is ready to spark your interest in science and sustainability.

by |March 5, 2018
Thomas Abdallah on the NYC subway.

The Mass Transit Man

Thomas Abdallah, adjunct professor at Columbia University, is working to make the NYC subway system more sustainable.

by |February 16, 2018
net and boat

Exploring the Microbiome of an Ocean Bacteria

Braving the high seas and a curious shark, a team of scientists taps into the secret social life of a microbe that’s crucial for marine ecosystems.

by |February 12, 2018

Tracing Our Roots

High school students in a science communication class blog about research from Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

by |February 9, 2018