Years before Alex Halliday joined Columbia University’s Earth Institute as its director, he was changing the field of geochemistry.
Kyu Lee, Author at State of the Planet
A new smartphone app offers hope of stemming the spread of diseases like Lyme, and providing some peace of mind in the process.
One of the largest icebergs ever – roughly the size of Delaware – just broke off of Antarctica, according to scientists who have been observing the area for years. While it’s not unusual for ice shelves to calve, many in the climate community fear that the breaking of Larsen C may be a signal of other events to come.
The World Happiness Report 2016 Update shows clearly that while income matters, it’s not the only thing.
From October 2013 to December 2014, a total of 49 professors, scientists and students who are part of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory community were recognized for outstanding achievements in their field. The acknowledgements in education and research included fellowships, medals and awards from many of the top science institutions in the world.
Yesterday at United Nations headquarters in New York, the Millennium Villages Project announced it would move into the second phase of its work with a focus on business development, increasing investments, scaling up, and strengthening delivery systems as it continues on track to meet the Millennium Development Goals by 2015. More than $72 million in… read more
The largest ever recorded earthquake in Japan’s history has triggered a sequence of events that have killed thousands, crushed and submerged cities and towns and left a financial toll that will take years for an already struggling economy to recover. Videos and stories slowly began to emerge as the sun rose in Japan the day… read more
Though the earthquake that no one really noticed yesterday was the largest to hit the New York area in 18 years, it’s important to note that it wasn’t an unusual event. One person in a WNYC story was quoted as saying that he had fun. Researchers at the Earth Institute have kept close tabs on… read more
Jeffrey Sachs discusses the inaction and inability of the US to enact any meaningful climate legislation with future prospects growing dim with the changing of the guard in Congress after last week’s midterm elections.
The Guardian – Sep 23, 2010 Millennium development goals in an age of fear and loathing Inter Press Service – Sep 23, 2010 Obama Lays Out Vision, Details Still Blurry Associated Press – Sep 21, 2010 State of the World: Progress in a small Kenyan village Financial Times – Sep 23, 2010 Rationalise aid to increase efficiency… read more