Earth Institute experts in public health and disaster response are publishing leading-edge findings and advising governments on the coronavirus pandemic. Researchers are also examining the local and global fallout for environment, climate, energy and health systems, philanthropy, culture and education.
Kevin Krajick, Author at State of the Planet
Researchers are measuring severe drops in pollutants at the ground level, but warn that the benefits will be short-lived unless we take away some longer-term lessons.
Even a limited nuclear exchange between India and Pakistan would cause unprecedented planet-wide food shortages lasting more than a decade.
A new study looks at why the 2011 Tohoku tsunami off Japan was unexpectedly huge.
Snapshots of how one neighborhood is reacting to the outbreak.
The surprising finding suggests that future hurricanes stoked by warming climate may be even more destructive to forests than scientists have already projected.
Earth Institute researchers are in the field studying the dynamics of the planet on every continent and every ocean. Here is a list of projects.
A scientist who has played a key role in documenting modern sea level rise and its causes is to receive the 2020 Vetlesen Prize for achievement in the earth sciences.
For about 10 years, environmental law professor Karl Coplan has been trying to winnow down his direct footprint of CO2 emissions. He has been successful, and has just published a book chronicling his efforts.
Using old tree rings and archival documents, historians and climate scientists have detailed an extreme cold period in Scotland in the 1690s that caused immense suffering. It may have lessons for Brexit-era politics.