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EPA Administrator Pruitt’s Misguided Conclusions About Climate Change

Last week, Scott Pruitt provided us with additional insight into his views about climate change.

by |February 12, 2018

Primary Schools to the Rescue

Up ahead was a school, perfect for a GPS installation. Schools proved to be the best sites in the hills, which we covered in either tea plantations or woods.

by |February 11, 2018

Installing the First Two GPS Sites

From our base in Srimongal, now came the challenging work of finding appropriate locations to install the GPS. It requires a combination of the right tectonic setting and reinforced concrete buildings.

by |February 9, 2018
cape town reservoir Theewaterskloof Dam

Cape Town Water Crisis Highlights a Worldwide Problem

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.

by |February 9, 2018

Tracing Our Roots

High school students in a science communication class blog about research from Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

by |February 9, 2018
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Turning Assessment into Action: Advancing China’s Urban Sustainability

How do you encourage cities to race to the top in sustainability performance?

by |February 8, 2018
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Fellowship of the Seismometers

I am back in Bangladesh to start deployment of seismometers and GPS for a large new project that crosses 3 countries: Bangladesh, India and Myanmar.

by |February 8, 2018
shipping containers green imports index

How Green Are Your Imports? This Index Provides an Answer

Many “green” countries depend on imports from more polluting countries. A new index takes this into account and could shake up rankings on global environmental report cards.

by |February 7, 2018
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Scientists Find Strong Link Between Climate Change and Wildfires

High school students in a science communication class blog about research from Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

by |February 7, 2018
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Glaciers, Ice Sheets, and More: A Primer on the Different Types of Polar Ice

Plus: Why they matter for climate change.

by |February 5, 2018