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The Columbia Glacier: Climate Change and Glacial Dynamics

One of the most rapidly changing glaciers in the world shows us that once climate change triggers retreat, glacial mechanics can make melting a whole lot worse.

by |February 23, 2018

Can Soil Help Combat Climate Change?

Soil naturally absorbs a huge amount of carbon. Some scientists think we can use it to our advantage in the fight against global warming.

by |February 21, 2018
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U.S. Climate Change Litigation in the Age of Trump: Year One

A new working paper from the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law analyzes 2017’s climate-related lawsuits.

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

Tracing Our Roots

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

by |February 9, 2018

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
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Glacial Geoengineering: The Key to Slowing Sea Level Rise?

A new proposal suggests building underwater walls to protect glaciers from warm water. Here’s how it might work.

by |February 1, 2018
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Live from Antarctica: Scientists #TakeoverNSF

On January 31 at 1:00 p.m. EST, Lamont-Doherty’s Hugh Ducklow and his colleagues will use National Science Foundation social media to discuss their research on Antarctic ecology.

by |January 31, 2018

Global Environment Report Card Sees Dirty Air, Failing Fisheries

Many countries are making progress on improving water sanitation and protecting marine ecosystems. But air pollution continues as a leading health problem in many nations, and fisheries are deteriorating almost everywhere.

by |January 23, 2018
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New Tracker Keeps Tabs on Government Attacks on Science

The Silencing Science Tracker, from Columbia’s Sabin Center for Climate Change Law and the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund, will log actions by the U.S. government to silence scientists working on environmental, public health and climate issues.