State of the Planet - News from the Earth Institute

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Study Bolsters Case That Climate Change Is Driving Many California Wildfires

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Sustainability Management Faculty Attend Global Impact and Sustainable Finance Consortium

Bhakti Mirchandani and Curtis Probst, lecturers in Columbia University’s Sustainability Management program, attended the third annual gathering of the Impact and Sustainable Finance Faculty Consortium. The gathering brought together leading academics and industry practitioners at Northwestern University from June 26 to 28. The Impact and Sustainable Finance Faculty Consortium comprises over 155 individuals, representing 65 universities from… read more

by |July 18, 2019
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Rescuing 50 Years of Apollo Sample Data

The Apollo missions brought back unique samples from the moon that have been analyzed by researchers around the world. This data is getting lost and forgotten. A new database collects it and makes it easy to find and use.

by |July 18, 2019
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Conference Raises Tough Questions About Retreat from Rising Seas

Hundreds of experts gathered on campus to discuss possibilities for protecting coastal communities and withdrawing when we can no longer safely inhabit our coastlines.

by |July 17, 2019
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How Landing on the Moon Changed Our World

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory director Sean Solomon discusses how Apollo 11 affected the scientific community, how Lamont was involved, and what comes next for lunar exploration.

by |July 17, 2019

By Cutting Ozone Pollution Now, China Could Save 330,000 Lives by 2050

Climate change could worsen China’s already bad ozone pollution problem — but a new study shows that it doesn’t have to be that way.

by |July 16, 2019