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Building Resilience in Vieques, Puerto Rico

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.

by |September 20, 2019

Economists Are Downplaying Many Major Climate Risks, Says Report

Researchers warn that world leaders are being misled by economic assessments of future climate-change impacts.

by |September 20, 2019

You Asked: How Can Students Make a Difference on Climate Change?

Two students weigh in on how they’re taking action and why it matters.

by |September 20, 2019
A new statistical method inspired by economics is helping scientists identify old volcanic eruptions through temperature changes. Photo: Volcano in Papua New Guinea, by Taro Taylor/CC-BY-2.0

You Asked: What Caused Climate Change Before the Industrial Revolution?

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.

by |September 19, 2019

What the Earth Institute is Doing for Climate Week 2019

We’ve planned a busy week of climate-related events and blog posts for you to learn from, enjoy, and get inspired.

by |September 18, 2019
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100+ Climate Experts at the Earth Institute

Sources and story ideas for journalists during ‘Covering Climate Now,’ Climate Week, and beyond.

by |September 11, 2019

First-of-its-kind Curriculum Will Focus on Climate Risk and Investment Research

The Earth Institute is collaborating with leading global investment management firm AllianceBernstein L.P. to create an intensive curriculum focused on how climate change can affect economic and financial outcomes.

by |September 11, 2019

Sustainable Development Alum Accepted to Attend the UN Youth Climate Summit in New York

Emilie Baliozian was one of 500 hundred young people from around the world selected to attend the summit after demonstrating a commitment to addressing the climate crisis and displaying leadership in advancing solutions.

by |September 5, 2019

Team Deciphers Sea-Level Rise From Last Time Earth’s CO2 Was as High as Today

In a coastal cave off Spain, scientists have found evidence showing that more than 3 million years ago, when temperatures were similar to those projected for the end of this century, sea levels were as much as 16 meters higher than they are now.

by |August 30, 2019
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Earth Institute Experts Discuss Fires in the Amazon Rainforest

As leaders in research on ecology, wildfires, and climate change, experts at the Earth Institute are leading the conversation over this environmental catastrophe.

by |August 28, 2019