Guest Blogger, Author at State of the Planet

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Reflections on COVID-19 and Our Destruction of Nature

The coronavirus pandemic provides mandatory lessons in sustainability.

by Radhika Iyengar |March 31, 2020
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Sustainable Development Program Seeks Teaching Assistants for Fall 2020

Positions are available for 9 different courses. Deadline to apply is April 26.

by |March 27, 2020
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What Coronavirus and Climate Change Have in Common

Both crises start with experts issuing warnings about big invisible monsters and end with catastrophic consequences that are nearly unstoppable by the time they can be seen and felt.

by Elva Bennett |March 25, 2020
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How to Take Action to Protect American Families and Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

School and business closures are necessary to protect our communities, but they will cause economic pain for many.

by Tara Stafford Ocansey |March 17, 2020
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How Coronavirus Is Affecting Communities in Glacier Regions

GlacierHub is tracking the spread of COVID-19 in glacier regions as an increasing number of people have become infected.

by Peter Deneen at GlacierHub |March 17, 2020
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How Educational Institutions Can Prepare for COVID-19

The first question schools need to address is: How should we be presenting information on the spread of COVID-19 to students and youth?

by Haein Shin and Radhika Iyengar |March 13, 2020

Urban Farms: Growing Community Across the Five Boroughs

While urban agriculture is often praised for promoting sustainable growing techniques, one of its most important qualities is its encouragement of social connections and civic engagement.

by Lydia Wood-Hull |March 11, 2020

Alum Spotlight: Lili Gao, Energy Consultant

An Environmental Science and Policy graduate discusses how the program prepared her for the challenges ahead in her work helping electric and water utilities transform their business.

by Greg Hopper |March 10, 2020
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Biden vs. Sanders: Who Has the Better Plan to Fix Climate Change?

Both democratic frontrunners have pledged to take action on climate change, but their plans differ widely.

by Sophie Capshaw-Mack |March 5, 2020
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Prime Minister Sanna Marin of Finland Is Coming to Columbia

On March 6, Prime Minister Sanna Marin of Finland will speak about climate change, gender equality and social welfare. The talk will include a question and answer session with students in the audience.

by Columbia News |March 2, 2020