Guest Blogger, Author at State of the Planet

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Wiggle Wrangling on a Core-Drilling Ship

A scientist explains how she lines up wiggles on a screen to recover the missing layers in cores drilled from the bottom of the ocean.

by |July 16, 2019
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After a Long Wait, Expedition 383 Drills its First Seafloor Core

It took six days to sail to Point Nemo, the most inaccessible point of the ocean on this planet, to drill a sample from the ocean floor.

by |July 11, 2019

Meet the Students Studying Environmental Issues in the Middle East in 2019

This July, Columbia University and Tel Aviv University will send graduate students to the Middle East to learn about the environmental challenges facing communities in Jordan and Israel.

by |July 9, 2019

Environmental Science and Policy Students Tackle Legislation Head-on

As part of their coursework, the students will analyze and develop implementation plans for five real-world bills.

by |July 8, 2019

Sustainable Development Spring 2019 Workshop Briefings

On May 7, students enrolled in the Sustainable Development Capstone Workshop made their final presentations to the university community before providing their recommendations to their clients.

by |June 19, 2019
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Citizen Scientists Can Help Predict and Prepare for Disasters

A recent study finds that you don’t need to be an expert to gather information that aids disaster prediction and response.

by |June 18, 2019

Teaching Assistant Opportunity in Sustainable Development Program

The undergraduate-level Sustainable Development Workshop course is looking for a TA for Fall 2019. The deadline to apply is July 31.

by |June 11, 2019
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The Right Way to Host a Vaccine Debate

Scientists often have a disadvantage during vaccine debates. Fortunately, one Facebook group has found a solution.

by |June 10, 2019

Summer Internship with the Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development

The Earth Institute is seeking an intern to work with the Office of Academic and Research Programs, primarily supporting the Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development.

by |May 15, 2019
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Mixing Art and Environmental Science to Catalyze Social Change

Justin Brice Guariglia explains how he uses art to help people connect with the biggest ecological challenges of our time.

by |May 10, 2019