On every continent and every ocean, Earth Institute researchers are studying climate, geology, natural hazards, ecology and more. Here is a list of projects in rough chronological order.
Health Archives - State of the Planet
Public health researchers run the numbers on creating a park on top of a section of the highway, finding it a worthwhile investment for community health.
Many countries are making progress on improving water sanitation and protecting marine ecosystems. But air pollution continues as a leading health problem in many nations, and fisheries are deteriorating almost everywhere.
The Silencing Science Tracker, from Columbia’s Sabin Center for Climate Change Law and the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund, will log actions by the U.S. government to silence scientists working on environmental, public health and climate issues.
Researcher calls attention to a largely under-recognized health threat.
Ozone pollution near Earth’s surface is one of the main ingredients of summertime smog. But it not directly measurable from space, due to the abundance of ozone higher in the atmosphere, which masks the surface. Now, researchers have devised a way to use satellite measurements of the precursor gases that contribute to ozone formation to predict when and where ozone will form.
We need to ensure that our air, water and soil is free of poisons and to do that we need to take pollution control more seriously than we do today. Many industries have found that environmental regulation is compatible with long term production and profits.
An ongoing study finds that 92 percent of private yards in Greenpoint may have unsafe levels of lead in their soil.
A new climate study shows that some countries in sub-Saharan Africa may be underestimating the impact of their malaria control activities, while others may be underestimating their success.
Tedros Adhanom called the new Global Health Security and Diplomacy program ‘a gift’ in the fight against complex global health problems.