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Breaking the Climate Silence

A recent graduate of the sustainable development program talks changing the conversation and breaking climate silence with the Climate Museum.

by |October 22, 2018
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Forging a New Frontier in Climate, Food, and Nutrition

A panel discussion and book launch event outline how better communication can help to bridge the research divide between climate and health.

by |October 22, 2018
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Fighting Back Against Attacks on Science

A recent panel explored strategies on how to protect people, the environment, and science under the current political climate.

by |October 18, 2018
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What Yak Herders in Northern Bhutan Are Saying About Global Warming

Yak herders in the Himalayas are observing climate change in action, and it’s one of the factors threatening their way of life.

by |October 18, 2018

Sustainability Progress Through Transformations in Public Transportation

What’s the best way for cities to become more sustainable? For Thomas Abdallah of MTA New York City Transit, the answer is mass transit.

by |October 15, 2018
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Building Resiliency in Sierra Leone’s Fishing Communities

Coastal communities in Sierra Leone face threats from climate change, overfishing, and erosion. A new vulnerability assessment helps to pinpoint solutions.

by |October 15, 2018
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Leymah Gbowee Addresses United Nations General Assembly

At U.N. events in September, the Nobel Peace laureate called for a broader understanding of peace and security, and better inclusion of women in decision-making.

by |October 10, 2018
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Global Perspectives on the UN’s Global Pact for the Environment

Legal experts from around the world weigh in on a UN resolution that aims to codify a human right to the environment in international law.

by |September 20, 2018
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Dear Environmentalists, We Must Talk About Business

The pressure is on us to make a change, and we can’t afford to leave anyone behind. If we want to change the world, we have to work with big forces.

by |September 20, 2018
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When Is a Sea Wall a Good Idea?

Scientists at Columbia’s Earth Institute are using simulations to test how well different methods protect coastal areas from hurricanes and sea level rise.

by |September 13, 2018