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Additional Teaching Assistant Positions for Spring 2016

The Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development is currently accepting applications for spring 2016 teaching assistant positions.

by |December 8, 2015
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India Steps Up on Climate Change

As a nation still in its developing phase, with 1.25 billion citizens and counting, India can’t afford to forego even part of its industrial progress. But we also cannot go on developing without taking into account the emissions produced by industries that are major contributors to global warming.

by |December 3, 2015
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Earth Institute Spring 2016 Internships

This spring, the Earth Institute is offering Columbia students opportunities to intern within various departments and research centers at the institute. All full-time Columbia and Barnard students are eligible to apply.

by |December 1, 2015
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Spring 2016 Undergraduate Research Assistant Opportunities

The Earth Institute will offer nine research assistant opportunities for undergraduate students during the Spring 2016 semester.

by |December 1, 2015
Columbia students from a class on social-ecological systems for sustainable development recently visited the Catskills watershed that included a tour of a model forest.

The Catskill Watershed: a Story of Sacrifice and Cooperation

It has become so easy for us here in NYC to turn on the tap without realizing the hardship, unimaginable sacrifices and money that have allowed us this incredible resource at the mere flick of a finger. We returned to the downstream end of the aqueducts with a newfound appreciation of the hard work we saw first-hand and an understanding of how special our water really is.

by |November 30, 2015
Kayaktivists greet Shell's Arctic Drilling Rig in the Port Angeles, Washington.

Alaska: Hotspot for Oil and Climate Change

In September, Shell Oil abandoned its offshore oil drilling projects in the Alaskan Arctic. Why is Arctic drilling so controversial and what impacts will Shell’s announcement have?

by |November 12, 2015
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Teaching Assistant Positions for Spring 2016

The Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development is currently accepting applications for spring 2016 teaching assistant positions.

by |October 27, 2015
A Crabeater seal in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. Photo: ravas51, Flickr.

Antarctica’s Wildlife in a Changing Climate

We hear a lot about polar bears and other Arctic mammals in connection to climate change, but what about biodiversity in Antarctica?

by |October 26, 2015
Visible satellite image of Hurricane Patricia at 10:00 AM EDT on October 23.

Historic Hurricane Nears Landfall on Southwest Coast of Mexico

Hurricane Patricia, the strongest hurricane ever observed in either the Atlantic or eastern Pacific, is expected to make landfall on the Southwest coast of Mexico this afternoon and evening as an extremely dangerous Category 5 hurricane.

by |October 23, 2015
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Citi’s Sustainability Strategy

In 2015, Citi announced a new environmental finance goal to lend, invest and facilitate $100 billion over 10 years towards activities focused on environmental solutions and reducing the impacts of climate change globally.

by |October 22, 2015