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Sam Goldberg

Sustainable Development Student Named Valedictorian of Columbia College Class of 2018

In addition to her academic achievements, undergraduate Sam Goldberg has excelled in her research in environmental sustainability, and stands out because of her passion to make the world a better place.

by |April 18, 2018
coal plant with smoke

How Would a Carbon Tax Impact the Economy?

A recent episode of the Global Energy Exchange podcast, conservative economist Glenn Hubbard explains how “putting a price on carbon” might work.

by |April 16, 2018

Scott Pruitt, Andrew Wheeler, and Regulatory Capture at the EPA

There’s a new deputy in town: Andrew Wheeler, a fossil fuel fanatic who once served on the staff of snowball-wielding climate denier Senator James Inhofe.

by |April 16, 2018

Teaching Assistantships Available for Summer Courses in Environmental Science and Policy

The Masters in Public Administration program in Environmental Science and Policy is looking to hire teaching assistants for its summer 2018 courses.

by |April 13, 2018

North American Coasts Are Absorbing Large Amounts of Carbon

Coastal waters play an important role in the carbon cycle by absorbing carbon into sediments or transferring it to the open ocean, a new study confirms.

by |April 13, 2018

New Sustainability Science Program Features Course on Climate Science for Decision-Makers

Understanding the range of climate risks requires understanding the way in which climate models are built and the assumptions that underpin them.

by |April 12, 2018

The 100th Meridian, Where the Great Plains Begin, May Be Shifting

Two new papers find that the line that divides the moist East and arid West is edging eastward due to climate change—and the implications for farming and other pursuits could be huge.

by |April 11, 2018
Attendees of the Postdoctoral Symposium

Research Symposium Shows the Diverse Expertise of Earth Institute Postdoctoral Fellows

The Spring Postdoctoral Fellowship Symposium highlights interdisciplinary work of current research fellows at the Earth Institute.

by |April 10, 2018
alexandria ang post noctiluca scintillans

Bronx High School Student is a Finalist in Intel Science Fair

Alexandria Ang, a former intern at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, will present her scientific discoveries for a chance to win some major prizes.

by |April 10, 2018
hurricane track simulation

Predicting Hurricane Flooding Risks to the East Coast

Columbia University researchers to help translate hurricane science into projections for planning for climate and weather risks.

by |April 9, 2018