Category: Urbanization

Anthropocene and Its Victims: Migration as Failure or Adaptive Strategy?

by | 6.17.2015 at 12:29pm
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Gemenne argues that climate change is a form of political persecution, that victims of the anthropocene are also victims of political persecution, thus, we should reinstate the term “climate refugee.”

From the Nile to the Sundarbans: the Undergraduate Capstones

by | 6.8.2015 at 3:46pm
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This spring, students in the Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development presented innovative solutions to sustainability issues as part of their Capstone Workshop. Their clients ranged from the United States Military Academy at West Point to the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law.

Upcoming Scientific Fieldwork, 2015 and Beyond

by | 3.10.2015 at 11:24am
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On every continent and ocean, Earth Institute field researchers study the dynamics of climate, geology, ecology, human history and more. Here is a list of expeditions going on this year, and beyond.

Matching Funds Boost Contributions through Dec. 31

by | 12.3.2014 at 11:42am
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The Earth Institute will benefit this holiday season from a matching gift from dedicated donor Betsee Parker, who will match your contributions dollar for dollar up to $300,000 this holiday season.

What Everyone Should Know About Climate Change

by | 9.17.2014 at 11:34am
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Climate scientist William D’Andrea of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory asked young scientists attending a symposium last October, “What do you wish everyone knew about climate change?” He turned the responses into this video, which covers the topic pretty well.

Webinar Sept. 8 on Proposed Sustainable Development Goals

by | 8.21.2014 at 5:03pm
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Researcher Magdalena A K Muir will present a live webinar, “The UN Sustainable Development Goals: Setting an Agenda for Sustainability,” as part of the Association for Environmental Studies and Educators Webinar Series.

Investigating Water Quality and Arsenic in Bangladesh

by | 7.30.2014 at 12:22pm
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Postcard from the Field: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory graduate student Rajib Mozumder, who works with Lamont scientists Lex van Geen and Ben Bostick, has spent part of his summer drilling water wells and collecting samples in Bangladesh.

Our Fiscal Year Ends June 30: Donate Now to Help Us Finish Strong!

by | 6.26.2014 at 4:47pm
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The end of our fiscal year is just one week away and we need your support more than ever. This year, the generosity of Earth Institute supporters allowed our award-winning scientists and researchers to pursue groundbreaking initiatives in the fields of earth and environmental sciences, ecology, engineering and architecture, law, medicine and public health, economics, political science, public policy, ethics and management, and more to advance global sustainable development.

Sustainable Designs: COOKFOX Architects

by | 4.25.2014 at 3:36pm

Rick Cook, a partner at COOKFOX Architects, talked to Columbia students about the role of sustainability in architecture.

Transforming Urban Transport in Nairobi

by | 4.10.2014 at 12:47pm | 1 Comment
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In an effort to strengthen and expand public transport in Nairobi, Kenya, the Volvo Research & Educational Foundations is partnering with the Center for Sustainable Urban Development on a new project to improve accessibility in the city.