Earth Institute, Author at State of the Planet

Martha Mutisi, co-facilitator for the Peace and Social Change workshops in Nairobi.

Apply Now for the Peace and Social Change Fellowship

The fellowship supports women grassroots activists working to promote peace and security. The deadline for applications is October 23.

by |October 21, 2019

The Secret Life of Trees

Kevin Griffin uses remote sensing to track the daily rhythms of trees. His work is helping to bring tree biology to life for students and the general public.

by |October 16, 2019
Columbia's Low Library

How You Can Help to Advance Science in Society

An event on October 16 will share insights and strategies to help scientists get their message across to the general public.

by |October 15, 2019
underwater ocean scene

Grim Projections for the Ocean—and the Life Within It

Sonya Dyhrman, a microbial oceanographer affiliated with Lamont’s Center for Climate and Life, explains how human-caused climate change is harming ocean health.

by |October 8, 2019
interactive activity about storm surge

Highlights from the 2019 Lamont Open House

This year’s Open House attracted more than 3,000 visitors and, just like research at Lamont, covered a vast range of subjects and regions, from under the sea to the surface of the moon.

by |October 8, 2019
wetland in indiana

You Asked: Do Artificial and Enhanced Wetlands Work?

A paleoecologist explains why it’s actually a bad idea to “drain the swamp.”

by |October 4, 2019

Announcing a New Earth Institute Affiliation Program

Are you a Columbia faculty, researcher or staff person with work related to sustainability, climate or earth and environmental science? We invite you to join the Earth Institute community by becoming an Affiliate.

by |October 3, 2019
sign says 'fema please help us'

Hurricane Sandy May Have Worsened Gentrification in Brooklyn and Queens

A study finds evidence for land speculation in Coney Island and the Rockaways, in some of the neighborhoods hardest-hit by the storm.

by |October 3, 2019
Asian Tiger Mosquito

You Asked: How Does Climate Change Help to Spread Diseases?

An Earth Institute expert explains why climate change is great for mosquitoes (but bad for people), and why we shouldn’t really worry about prehistoric germs coming back to life.

by |September 24, 2019
chart of energy subsidies

You Asked: How Much Does the U.S. Subsidize Renewable Energy Versus Fossil Fuels?

The answer might seem cut and dried, but it’s not as simple as you might think.

by |September 23, 2019