Members of Columbia Water Center share what Earth Day means to them, and offer ways – large and small – that we can all advocate for water and a healthier planet.
Water Archives - State of the Planet
Similar to Standing Rock, a battle for clean energy and water rages on in our own backyard, but few in New York City seem to notice.
Stormwater runoff can cause a lot of problems in aquatic ecosystems. Here’s how you can help mitigate those effects.
Researchers survey the damage to Puerto Rico’s forests in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
Ecologist Maria Uriarte investigates the effects of Hurricane Maria on the forests of Puerto Rico, and how long-term climate change may affect them.
In a new study, researchers have mapped out a large variety of discarded pharmaceuticals dissolved throughout the Hudson River. They say that in some places, levels may be high enough to potentially affect aquatic life.
Upmanu Lall, director of the Columbia Water Center, explains South Africa’s water shortage and why places in the U.S. could be at risk, too.
Adding protective barriers around street trees could reduce load on city sewers, study finds.
The Columbia Water Center (CWC) is a leader in applying the science of water and climate to solve real world problems. With current events in mind, we worked with our partners to make progress on several key projects.
Human-influenced climate warming has already reduced rainfall and increased evaporation in the Mideast, worsening water shortages. Up to now, climate scientists had projected that rainfall could decline another 20 percent by 2100. But the Dead Sea cores suggest that things could become much worse, much faster.