Guest Blogger, Author at State of the Planet

Wildfires in Israel and Palestine – A fuel of conflict or an opportunity for building trust?

By Claire Palandri In July 2018, nine Columbia University graduate students traveled to Jordan and Israel to conduct fieldwork and explore the complex issues surrounding cooperation on environmental issues and managing shared natural resources. The course is a collaboration between Columbia University and the Porter School of Environmental Studies at Tel Aviv University. This is… read more

by |August 15, 2018

Children Highly Vulnerable to Health Risks from Climate Change

Madeleine Thomson, a senior research scientist at IRI and a senior research scholar at Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, is a co-editor of PLOS Medicine‘s special issue on Climate Change and Health. Articles in the issue cover climate-related impacts, adaptation and mitigation.

by |August 15, 2018

Getting Warmer: Understanding Threats to Ocean Health

Two Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory scientists affiliated with the Center for Climate and Life are leading research that examines some of the ways climate change affects the health of the ocean.

by |August 15, 2018

Fall 2018 Earth Institute Undergraduate Research Assistant Opportunities

A variety of undergraduate research assistant positions are available. Apply by September 16, 2018.

by |August 13, 2018

Fall 2018 Earth Institute Internship Opportunities

A variety of undergraduate, graduate and PhD positions are available in various departments and research centers. Apply by September 16, 2018.

by |August 13, 2018

Sustainable Development Alum Embraces Shift to Physical Sciences

Sustainable Development alum Sara Lytle talks her move to environmental engineering and tips for others looking to change their academic course.

by |August 9, 2018

Uncovering the Science behind Environmental Legislation

The MPA in Environmental Science and Policy Workshop requirements mirror real-world sustainability problem-solving.

by |August 6, 2018
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Reflections on Environmental Justice in Agadir, Morocco

A program brings young women of color from low-income high schools in the U.S. to Morocco to explore the intersections of race, gender, and environmental justice.

by |August 1, 2018
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Does the El Niño Southern Oscillation Actually Matter for Food Security?

And why should we care what causes a drought?

by |July 27, 2018
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Pictures Worth a Thousand Words: How Satellite Imagery is Improving Agriculture in Developing Countries

A partnership between two research institutes is helping to promote sustainable land-use practices in African nations.

by |July 18, 2018