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.
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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.
Earth’s global surface temperatures in 2017 ranked as the second warmest since 1880, according to an analysis by NASA released today.
Rainfall changes caused by global warming will increase river flooding risks across the globe by the 2040s, says a new study.
A new study projects that in coming decades the effects of high humidity in many areas may surpass humans’ ability to work or, in some cases, even survive.
If carbon emissions hold steady, a new study in Science predicts that the European Union could face a massive influx by 2100.
A new study shows that even minor deterioration of ice shelves can instantaneously hasten the decline of ice hundreds of miles landward.
As climate warms, the surface of the Greenland ice sheet is melting, and all that meltwater ends up in seasonal rivers that flow to the sea. At least that is what scientists have assumed until now. A new study has shown that some of the meltwater is actually being soaked into porous subsurface ice and held there, at least temporarily.
A chronological guide to key talks and other events presented by Columbia University’s Earth Institute at the American Geophysical Union 2017 meeting.