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Ozone Treaty Stopped Jet-Stream Drift in Southern Hemisphere

Researchers long ago predicted that the 1987 Montreal Protocol, banning ozone-depleting gases, would reverse a worrisome trend in Southern Hemisphere winds. A new study shows they were right.

by |March 27, 2020

Increasingly Mobile Sea Ice Means Arctic Neighbors May Pollute Each Others’ Waters

The movement of sea ice between Arctic countries is expected to significantly increase this century, raising the risk of more widely transporting pollutants like microplastics and oil, according to new research.

by |March 18, 2020
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Many Lyme Disease Cases Go Unreported. A New Model Could Help Change That.

Researchers have drawn on 17 years of data to develop a model that identifies areas in which the tick-borne illness is likely to emerge.

by Carla Cantor |March 6, 2020
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Growing Nitrogen Footprint Threatens Our Air, Water and Climate

Industrial farming in the temperate climates has been seen as the main cause of nitrogen pollution, but tropical agriculture emissions are catching up.

by Carla Cantor |March 5, 2020
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‘Stealth Transmission’ Fueled Fast Spread of Coronavirus Outbreak

A new study suggests undetected cases, many of which were likely not severely symptomatic, were largely responsible for the rapid spread of the COVID-19 outbreak in China.

by |March 3, 2020

Three EI Projects Make Top 100 Proposals for MacArthur $100 Million Grant

The three projects are among the top contenders in the 100&Change competition, selected from 755 proposals.

by |February 19, 2020

Focus on Food Would Help Solve Climate Change, Says Study

A paper released today presents a new global food system approach to climate-change research that brings together agricultural production, supply chains and consumption.

by |February 18, 2020
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Celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Women scientists play an essential role in the Earth Institute’s mission to understand how the planet works, how humans are changing it, and how to build a sustainable future.

by |February 11, 2020
Joaquin Phoenix speaking at event

A Greener Red Carpet

In your Oscar speech, don’t just preach sustainability — wear it.

by Carla Cantor |February 7, 2020

Taro Takahashi Receives Inaugural Wallace S. Broecker Medal

The award posthumously recognizes Takahashi’s research around ocean uptake of carbon dioxide emissions.

by |January 27, 2020