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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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Seismodome Demonstrates the Awe-Inspiring Intensity of Earthquakes

During a show at the Hayden Planetarium, seismologist Ben Holtzman explains how he turns earthquake data into captivating sounds and visualizations.

by |October 30, 2017
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The Sharing Economy is Transforming Sustainability

During a talk on Wednesday, panelists discussed the benefits and challenges of this emerging industry.

by |October 26, 2017

Ice Sheets May Melt Rapidly in Response to Distant Volcanoes

A study of ancient eruptions shows modern ice sheets could be vulnerable.

by |October 24, 2017
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New York Is Still Feeling the Effects of Hurricane Sandy, Five Years Later

In October 2012, Sandy devastated large swaths of the city with floods and fire. How well have we recovered? And will we be ready for the next big storm?

by |October 23, 2017
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What Is a Supervolcano, and Should You Really Be Worried About the One at Yellowstone?

Despite recent media reports, there’s no imminent threat, says Columbia geologist Einat Lev.

by |October 16, 2017
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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