Anuradha Varanasi, Author at State of the Planet

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How Earth Institute Experts De-Stress Under Lockdown

From knitting to yoga and chocolate chip cookies, here’s how some of our team members are taking their minds off the pandemic.

by |April 16, 2020
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As COVID-19 Halts Climate Expeditions, Scientists Grapple with Uncertainties

In addition to its devastating impact on human life, the coronavirus pandemic is creating significant setbacks for climate research.

by |April 1, 2020

From the Containment Lab to the Developing World

Yanis Ben Amor, executive director of the Center for Sustainable Development at the Earth Institute, uses his background in molecular biology to fight for health care access and education in Africa and South Asia.

by |March 4, 2020

Empowering the Communities Most Vulnerable to Disaster

Jaishree Beedasy delves into how disasters disproportionately affect the most vulnerable groups in society, particularly children, and how to help them recover.

by |December 23, 2019

Is Organic Food Really Better for the Environment?

Recent research suggests it might not be as sustainable as we might think, but it’s complicated.

by |October 22, 2019

You Asked: Does Carbon Capture Technology Actually Work?

We have the technology to capture and store millions of tons of carbon globally. Now all that’s lagging is the policy.

by |September 27, 2019

Climate Museum’s ‘Taking Action’ Exhibit Finds New Ways to Engage on Climate Change

The latest show has gotten thousands of people to commit to taking civic action on the climate crisis.

by |September 26, 2019

You Asked: Should We All Go Vegetarian or Vegan to Reduce Our Carbon Footprint?

Short answer: Moderation is key.

by |September 26, 2019
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You Asked: Are My Efforts to Reduce My Carbon Emissions Too Minor to Matter?

Individual efforts to reduce carbon emissions could, in fact, go a long way in making a difference.

by |September 25, 2019

The Tribe that Brought a Damaged Shoreline Back to Life

How the Shinnecock Indian Nation Tribe in Long Island, NY, transformed a desolate and barren stretch of shoreline to protect their land from erosion and sea-level rise

by |September 18, 2019