State of the Planet - News from the Earth Institute

Six Reasons to Be Hopeful About Fighting Climate Change

Communications Workshop Helps Bridge Gap Between Scientists and Public

On February 21, scientists learned the essentials of science communication during a half-day workshop at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

by |February 22, 2019

Creating a Global and Unified Perspective on Infrastructure

Growing up in Africa, Catarina Carvalho was impressed by how people’s lifestyles transformed as infrastructure developed over time. She wanted to be a part of that phenomenon.

by |February 22, 2019

Into Deep Field

Moving a team from a science base into a deep field camp in Antarctica comes with a mix of high energy and optimism.

by |February 20, 2019
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Banning Plastic Bags, Town by Town: a Guide

If you’re already doing your part to reduce, reuse and recycle, what more can you do? Start by thinking bigger, but not too big — one community at a time.

by |February 20, 2019

Wallace Broecker, Prophet of Climate Change

Wallace Broecker, a geochemist who initiated key research into the history of earth’s climate and humans’ influence upon it, died Feb. 18 in New York. He was 87.

by |February 19, 2019