State of the Planet - News from the Earth Institute

Geologists Identify Deep-Earth Structures That May Signal Hidden Metal Lodes

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Columbia to Establish a Climate School to Meet the Challenges of a Warming World

The Columbia Climate School will provide the education, research and global partnerships needed to create and maintain a sustainable society.

by |July 10, 2020
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How Urban Transport is Changing in the Age of COVID-19

The pandemic is changing how we get around. Emergency response measures and experiments around the world offer lessons for sustainable mobility and resilience strategies going forward.

by |July 10, 2020

To Bring Back Endangered Fish, This First Nation Is Claiming Environmental Management Authority

After eulachon populations in the Bella Coola River of British Columbia crashed two decades ago, the Nuxalk Nation has made a concerted effort to strengthen its management authority — and hopefully bring back the culturally significant fish.

by |July 9, 2020
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Lead Fallout From Notre Dame Fire Was Likely Overlooked

New study estimates that a ton of lead dust may have been deposited in parks, homes, and schools near the cathedral.

by |July 9, 2020
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Malgosia Madajewicz Studies How Communities Make Decisions in the Face of Rising Seas

The development economist thinks that understanding the factors that influence climate adaptation decisions will be key to building a more resilient future.

by |July 8, 2020