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Sarah Fecht is the content manager at State of the Planet. She has previously worked as a freelance science journalist and an editor at Popular Science.

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High Levels of Lead Contaminate Many Backyards in Brooklyn Neighborhood

An ongoing study finds that 92 percent of private yards in Greenpoint may have unsafe levels of lead in their soil.

by |October 9, 2017
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Quiz: How Much do You Really Know About Climate Change?

The answers to some of these questions may surprise you.

by |September 21, 2017
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Leader of the World Health Organization Praises Columbia’s New Public Health Program

Tedros Adhanom called the new Global Health Security and Diplomacy program ‘a gift’ in the fight against complex global health problems.

by |September 21, 2017
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What’s Next for Offshore Wind in the U.S.?

A panel of experts discusses the challenges and opportunities that lie just off the coast.

by |September 20, 2017
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Can You Survive our Climate Week Challenge?

These seven not-so-hard things will shrink your carbon footprint. We dare you to try them.

by |September 18, 2017
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Could Climate Change Breed a Whole New Category of Hurricane?

Hoaxes have been calling Irma a Category 6 hurricane, but there’s no such thing. Could there be, in the future?

by |September 7, 2017
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How Will Scientists Find Out Whether Climate Change Made Hurricane Harvey Worse? [Video]

It’s too soon to say there’s a connection, but searching for the fingerprints of climate change shouldn’t take too long.

by |September 1, 2017
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Recovery from Hurricane Harvey Could Take 15 Years

The director of Columbia’s National Center for Disaster Preparedness weighs in on the heartbreaking devastation in Texas.

by |August 29, 2017
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How did Hurricane Harvey Become so Powerful, so Quickly?

Over the past day and a half, Hurricane Harvey’s winds have quickened from about 35 to 109 miles per hour. What’s driving this massive power-up?

by |August 25, 2017