State of the Planet - News from the Earth Institute

Stability Check on Antarctica Reveals High Risk for Long-Term Sea Level Rise

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COVID Economic Recovery: What Might a Green Stimulus Look Like?

The current crisis has given us a once-in-a-generation opportunity to tackle two monumental challenges at the same time.

by Eric Scheuch |September 25, 2020
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Finding Ways for Climate Services to Improve Nutrition in Vietnam

Pranav Singh interned with the ACToday project to understand where climate services—such as forecasts, early-warning systems, and climate predictions—could be used to improve nutrition and eradicate hunger.

by Joseph Conway |September 25, 2020

Project Will Delve Into How Climate and Tectonics Shaped Human Ancestors Over 25 Million Years

A new project will investigate the relationships between tectonics, climate and the evolution of humans’ primate ancestors in Kenya’s Turkana Basin.

by |September 25, 2020
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Paulina Concha Larrauri: From Making Detergent to Ensuring Access to Clean Water

At the Columbia Water Center, she has worked to promote equal access to clean water, reduce risks to disadvantaged populations, and protect the environment.

by |September 24, 2020

Will the Pandemic Spell the End for Oil and Gas?

Fossil fuel companies were already suffering even before COVID-19 hit. More and more, they’re looking like a bad investment.

by |September 24, 2020