Volcanologist Einat Lev is tracking lava flows at Hawaii’s volcanic eruption. Here, she describes what conditions are like on the ground—and in the sky.
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A new study has uncovered when and why the native vegetation that today dominates much of Australia first expanded across the continent.
The President’s Global Innovation Fund will provide grants to four Earth Institute research projects.
A forthcoming study of northern India suggests that people living in rural areas are as likely to die prematurely from the effects of poor air quality as those living in cities.
Columbia scientists recently visited the Caribbean island of Barbados, whose fossilized coral reefs contain an exquisite record of how the ocean has risen and fallen in the past.
To help predict the future of sea level rise, scientists are studying ancient corals on the island of Barbados.
Plastic pollution can feel overwhelming, but here are some concrete actions we can all take to make a difference.
A gradual shift in Earth’s orbit that repeats every 405,000 years plays a role in natural climate swings.
Sediments deposited over thousands of years provide a window to the past—and may perhaps shed light on what happened to the island’s now-lost civilization.
Climate scientist Radley Horton is bringing the effects of sea level rise to decision-makers, and fostering discussions to help society confront climate change.