Earth Institute, Author at State of the Planet

Huge Land Buys Are Driving Tropical Forest Destruction

A new study finds that investments to establish new oil palm or tree plantations seem to consistently have higher rates of forest loss than other types of activities, such as mining and logging.

by |June 22, 2020

Jeff Schlegelmilch to Lead National Center for Disaster Preparedness

On July 1, Irwin Redlener will be stepping down as director, but will remain a vital part of the center’s efforts.

by |June 16, 2020
maureen raymo portrait

Maureen Raymo Appointed Interim Director of Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Raymo is a world-renowned marine geologist and climate scientist whose work focuses on the history and causes of past climate change.

by |June 11, 2020

Earth Institute Solidarity and Support for #ShutDownSTEM

On Wednesday, the State of the Planet blog will be going silent in solidarity with a grassroots movement to eradicate anti-Black racism in academia and STEM.

by |June 9, 2020

In Solidarity: A Message From the Earth Institute

The Earth Institute empathizes with those directly impacted by recent tragedies, and with everyone in our community experiencing loss, despair and fear. Black lives matter and we stand with the nonviolent protestors.

by |June 2, 2020
leymah gbowee and other women at conference

Graduate Student Internship Available With the Women, Peace and Security Program

This is a virtual, paid graduate-level internship that will run from July through September 2020. Apply by June 8.

by |May 28, 2020

The 12 Questions Earth Scientists Should Ask in the Next 10 Years

A committee has outlined what the U.S. National Science Foundation should focus on over the next decade.

by |May 22, 2020
students with columbia backdrop

Congratulations to the 2020 Graduates in Sustainability and Environmental Science

Earth Institute faculty offer their encouragement and advice for the newest crop of graduates who will change the world.

by |May 20, 2020

ACToday Experts Take Part in Panel on Climate and Food Security

Experts discussed how climate and the coronavirus will affect food supply chains, and how university-led projects such as ACToday can help take on major challenges like these.

by |May 18, 2020
Dale Willman, who will lead the new Earth Institute Resilience Media Project, here runs a discussion of resilience journalism

Earth Institute Announces Resilience Media Project

The project will boost newsroom capacity to go beyond reporting on disasters after they strike, to envision preventative and adaptive solutions.

by |May 11, 2020