Earth Institute, Author at State of the Planet

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Arsenic Contamination is Common in Punjabi Wells, Study Finds

But there’s a pretty simple solution that could protect a lot of people.

by |December 12, 2018
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Elliott Sclar Named One of 2018’s ‘Responsible 100’

The award from City and State NY recognizes socially responsible executives, thought leaders, visionaries and influencers.

by |November 20, 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

Researchers Say an 1800s Global Famine Could Happen Again

The Global Famine was one of the worst humanitarian disasters in history, killing as many people as World War II. A new analysis suggests it could happen again, only worse because of climate change.

by |October 12, 2018
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Rainforest-Friendly Livelihoods Can Be More Lucrative Than Gold Mining

In the Peruvian Amazon, more sustainable occupations like fish farming and Brazil nut harvesting can pay off in more ways than one, according to a new study.

by |October 3, 2018
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Urbanization is Cutting Off Life Support to NYC’s Wetlands

New study reveals surprising facts behind a shrinking wetland, and suggests remedies.

by |September 24, 2018
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CIESIN seeks GIS Interns

Detail-oriented students interested in GIS data exploration, analysis, and documentation can apply by September 24.

by |September 17, 2018

Rooting Out the Errors in Climate Models To Better Predict Hurricanes

By enhancing climate models, a project will help to improve forecasts of intense hurricanes like Hurricane Florence.

by |September 13, 2018
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Hurricane Florence: Resources for Journalists

Our hurricane and disaster experts are standing by to answer media questions about hurricane physics, emergency response, climate change, and more.

by |September 12, 2018
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Fall 2018 Internships Available at the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment

Applications will be accepted until September 15.

by |August 20, 2018