State of the Planet - News from the Earth Institute

Rainforest-Friendly Livelihoods Can Be More Lucrative Than Gold Mining

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Fighting Back Against Attacks on Science

A recent panel explored strategies on how to protect people, the environment, and science under the current political climate.

by |October 18, 2018
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9 Awesome Exhibits from the 2018 Lamont Open House

This annual celebration consists of talks by Lamont’s world-renowned experts as well as dozens of hands-on activities and experiments for kids to learn about how our planet works.

by |October 18, 2018
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What Yak Herders in Northern Bhutan Are Saying About Global Warming

Yak herders in the Himalayas are observing climate change in action, and it’s one of the factors threatening their way of life.

by |October 18, 2018
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Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Designated a Clean Air Campus

The award from the New York State Department of Transportation recognizes Lamont’s electric shuttle buses, bike-friendly engineering, and more.

by |October 17, 2018

Sustainability Progress Through Transformations in Public Transportation

What’s the best way for cities to become more sustainable? For Thomas Abdallah of MTA New York City Transit, the answer is mass transit.

by |October 15, 2018