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.
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A paleoecologist explains why it’s actually a bad idea to “drain the swamp.”
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A study finds evidence for land speculation in Coney Island and the Rockaways, in some of the neighborhoods hardest-hit by the storm.
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.
The answer might seem cut and dried, but it’s not as simple as you might think.
In the two years since Hurricane Maria, the Urban Design Lab has been working with the small island community to design resilient homes, community centers, and sustainable infrastructure.
Researchers warn that world leaders are being misled by economic assessments of future climate-change impacts.
Two students weigh in on how they’re taking action and why it matters.
A paleoclimatologist walks us through some of the natural causes of climate change — and why it’s important to take action on human-caused warming.