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Williams with ESP students at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

MPA-ESP Faculty Profile: A. Park Williams, Professor of Climatology

Dr. Park Williams,  a bioclimatologist whose research focuses on the climatological causes and the ecological consequences of drought, teaches Climatology in the summer semester for the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy Program. ESP intern Alexandria J Nakao-Eligado interviewed Williams to learn more about his timely research. What triggered your interest in trees and climate change?… read more

by |August 26, 2016
Photo: Richard Rydge

Turning Sunlight into Fuel

The world uses little more than one percent of the sun’s energy for our electricity needs. A major obstacle to tapping into its full potential is that it is intermittent. Solar fuels could one day store, transport and use solar energy to produce electricity and replace fossil fuels in vehicles.

by |August 24, 2016
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Research Assistant Position Opening

Interested in research focusing on how philanthropy and cross sector partnerships are addressing critical social concerns? Apply to be a research assistant with Dr. David Maurrasse for fall 2016. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible.

by |August 8, 2016
Ocean overturning circulation illustrated. Courtesy of co-author Lynne Talley.

Wind-Blown Antarctic Sea Ice Helps Drive Ocean Circulation

Antarctic sea ice is constantly on the move as powerful winds blow it away from the coast and out toward the open ocean. A new study shows how that ice migration may be more important for the global ocean circulation than anyone realized.

by |June 27, 2016
Basaltic rock, Iceland. Photo: K. Allen, 2010

The Carbon Vault

The skin of the Earth is the color of tar,
Ridged, freshly healed like the seams of a scar.
Through salt-spattered sky, a gray-winged gull sails;
Steam gently rises, the island exhales.

by |June 10, 2016
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Helping Senegalese Farmers with Smart Solar

An Earth Institute pilot project has brought smart solar power to farmers in Senegal, making agriculture more efficient, economical and sustainable.

by |June 7, 2016
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Part-Time Summer Internship in the Undergraduate Program

The Earth Institute is offering a part-time internship in the Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development for this summer. The application deadline is June 27.

by |June 6, 2016
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Trump vs. Clinton: What the Election Could Mean for Climate Policy

The outcome of this year’s presidential election could have far-reaching implications for the fate of our planet because the two presumptive candidates, Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, have very different ideas about climate change. What will they do about the Paris accord and climate change?

by |May 18, 2016
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Maureen Raymo Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Maureen Raymo, a marine geologist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory whose name is connected with key theories about how ice ages wax and wane and how sea levels change, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors awarded to scientists in the United States.

by |May 3, 2016
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Undergraduate Program Fall 2016 Teaching Assistant Positions

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

by |April 29, 2016