Working as an Antarctic field scientist, I witnessed the destruction provoked by a rapidly warming planet. But I also found inspiration.
Ecology Archives - State of the Planet
In general, the more species that live in an area, the healthier that ecosystem is—and the better off we humans are.
Preservation of national monuments is a moral issue—not a political, legal or economic issue—and we owe it to our children to stop Trump’s destruction of them.
Organic geochemist Pratigya Polissar is developing new tools to look at the history of plants and ecosystems on Earth over the past 20 million years.
Congress is moving closer to opening Alaska’s pristine wilderness to oil and gas development. What might that mean for the creatures living there?
A plankton-like species is attacking the base of the food chain in the Arabian sea, disrupting water quality and killing fish. Researchers at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory are learning how to fight back.
A chronological guide to key talks and other events presented by Columbia University’s Earth Institute at the American Geophysical Union 2017 meeting.
The warmer, more acidic waters caused by climate change influence the behavior of tiny marine organisms essential to ocean health.
During a conference at Columbia University, scientists pinpointed areas where advances in fire prediction can be made within the next decade.
A video reveals mature jellyfish under the Arctic sea ice, where they aren’t supposed to be.