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How Christine McCarthy Balances Being Both a Brilliant Scientist and a Mom

A science career can offer unique opportunities and challenges for juggling work and family.

by |May 10, 2019
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How Banning Plastic Bags Could Help New York Mitigate Climate Change

While the plastic bag ban can be good for the environment, the policies need to be carefully considered to ensure its effectiveness.

by |May 9, 2019
Vaccination paperwork

Breaking Down the Anti-Vaccine Echo Chamber

The rhetoric around vaccination is generally black and white: vaccines are good or vaccines are bad. But now more than ever, it’s important to find ways to communicate across the divide.

by |May 8, 2019
gecko in a human hand

Nonhuman Life Should Be Central to Sustainability Problem-Solving

A dire new U.N. report highlights the importance of including all life in our pursuit to sustain humanity.

by |May 7, 2019
fighting food waste

Fighting Food Waste by Finding Ways to Use the Useless

Even though some food is never eaten, the carbon emissions to grow it still end up in the atmosphere. Reducing waste is crucial to fighting climate change.

by |May 7, 2019
Flooding in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Even If You Don’t Live in the Midwest, This Spring’s Floods Could Still Impact You

While the flooding may not have inundated your house, you could still feel its effects in the form of more volatile food prices.

by |May 2, 2019

Arup University Leader Presents for Speaker Series

The Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development welcomed Maria Aiolova, an Arup University leader and the co-founder of Terreform ONE, to conclude the Speaker Series for the 2018-19 academic year.

by |May 2, 2019

In Memoriam: Stuart Gaffin

Columbia University celebrates the life and mourns the passing of Stuart Gaffin, research scientist at The Earth Institute’s Center for Climate Systems Research and NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies.

by |May 1, 2019

Alum Spotlight: Presidential Management Fellow Reflects on Transition to the Public Sector

An MPA in Environmental Science and Policy alum discusses her role as an international trade specialist and how Columbia helped facilitate a pivot to the public sector.

by |May 1, 2019
rooftop garden in new york city

Two Birds, One Stone: Green Roof Gardening in the City

Cutting carbon emissions and fostering healthier eating habits can go hand-in-hand.

by |May 1, 2019