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Enhancing Climate Forecasts in Bangladesh

New seasonal forecasting services could improve livelihoods for Bangladeshi farmers.

by |June 11, 2018

Scott Pruitt and the Chemical Industry Collude to Deregulate Toxic Chemicals

The persistence of toxic chemicals and substances like plastics throughout the biosphere has impacts that are not yet well understood and may be very difficult to predict.

by |June 11, 2018
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Poetry in Planetary Motion

A new study, which found that the Earth and the Moon are drifting apart, inspired a science communicator to write this poem.

by |June 8, 2018
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Stepping into a Virtual Reality Classroom for Teacher Training

Columbia’s Center for Sustainable Development is testing a virtual reality module to help train teachers in a comfortable and individual virtual space.

by |June 8, 2018
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Ethiopia Establishes National Framework for Climate Services

In Ethiopia, climate variability can have a big impact on food, water, and health. A system to monitor and predict climate will help to keep people safe.

by |June 7, 2018

An Unforgettable Meeting with the Dalai Lama

A sustainable development alum recounts his exciting visit to Temple of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

by |June 7, 2018

Problem-Solving in Practice: Students Present Sustainability Solutions

On May 3, students in the Capstone Workshop in Sustainable Development presented their recommendations and solutions for real-world clients facing sustainability issues.

by |June 6, 2018
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Building Peace in Colombia Through Youth Programs

For decades, the South American country has been embroiled in violence and conflict. The Youth, Peace, and Security program is supporting young peace-builders in Medellín, and learning from them as well.

by |June 6, 2018

Writing About Global Science for the International Media, with Claudia Dreifus

A Sustainability Management course starting in July will help students develop skills to produce magazine articles. Professor Dreifus explains why these skills are important for scientists and sustainability professionals.

by |June 5, 2018
Ajay Mathur

How India is Striking a Balance Between Energy and Emissions

Ajay Mathur, a member of the Indian Prime Minister’s Council on Climate Change, discusses the outlook for energy supply and demand in India, including the critical role that solar power could play in coming years.

by |June 5, 2018