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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

Longer Summer Stretches of Drought, Extreme Heat and Flooding Expected in a Warming World, Study Says

The changes could affect health, agriculture and ecosystems, the study suggests.

by |August 19, 2019
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How to Save a Rainforest: It’s All About Conflict Resolution

A new Earth Institute study offers practical lessons in the implementation of conflict sensitive conservation, a first outside of Africa.

by |August 13, 2019

Scientists Link Climate Change to Melting in West Antarctica

A new study shows, for the first time, evidence of a link between human-caused global warming and melting of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.

by |August 12, 2019

Journalist Andrew Revkin to Head New Communications Initiative

The Earth Institute is starting a new initiative to expand Columbia University’s outreach on climate change and other sustainability issues to the public, policymakers and international organizations.

by |July 1, 2019

How Energy Choices After Fukushima Impacted Human Health and the Environment

A new paper examines CO2 emissions and mortality rates after Japan and Germany shifted away from nuclear power.

by |June 17, 2019
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New Podcast: Legal Pathways to Decarbonization in the U.S.

The latest episode of the Columbia Energy Exchange discusses a playbook of legal options available to cut emissions and tackle the challenge of climate change.

by |June 5, 2019

Data Science Institute to Host the 2019 New York Scientific Data Summit

The two-and-a-half day symposium will explore data-driven discovery and innovation in science and industry.

by |May 22, 2019