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Spring 2020 Workshop Will Analyze Five Environmental Challenges

Students will investigate policy or management problems faced by their clients in government and nonprofit agencies.

by Greg Hopper |January 24, 2020
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U.N. Human Rights Committee Issues Landmark Climate Migration Decision

The decision may open the door for climate refugee claims down the line.

by Hillary Aidun and Ama Francis |January 23, 2020
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Undergrad Research Assistant Opportunity: Investigate Coastal Adaptation in NYC

The research assistant will collaborate with community groups in the Rockaways and with the City of NY to help build capacity for coastal resilience.

by |January 23, 2020
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Burkina Faso Study Shows Link Between Land Degradation and Migration

Sorting out the factors that drive migration can help countries to plan ahead and provide support systems.

by Elisabeth Ilboudo-Nébié |January 22, 2020
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Power to the People

A team of students designs and implements an off-grid solar panel system to help victims of Hurricane Maria.

by Kathrin Havrilla-Sanchez |January 22, 2020

It’s Not Just About Climate Change, It’s About Our Health – and the Energy Sector Is Key

Quickly transitioning our energy supplies to clean, low-carbon energy sources is a tremendous opportunity to improve our health.

by Melissa C. Lott |January 16, 2020
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The Next Climate Tech Breakthrough May Have Already Happened, We Just Didn’t Notice

How biomimicry and evolution can offer sustainable solutions for adaptation and resilience.

by Isabelle Seckler |January 10, 2020
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Bushfires in Australia Continue to Devastate New Zealand Glaciers

Smoke and ash from Australia’s devastating fires pose a significant threat to New Zealand’s glaciers.

by Zoë Klobus, GlacierHub |January 7, 2020

Landscape Conversion and its Impacts on Biodiversity Conservation in the Middle East

Conservation initiatives in the region can only be successful when they transcend boundaries, much the same way nature itself transcends boundaries.

by |January 3, 2020

Water Management and Sustainability in New York City

The final Speaker Series talk of the semester detailed how NYC’s Department of Environmental Protection manages the city’s various water resources, ranging from drinking water to wastewater.

by Minji Ko |December 19, 2019