Kyu Lee, Author at State of the Planet

I help manage traditional media, social media, online marketing, knowledge management and partnership development for the Earth Institute. Also work with the Millennium Villages Project to communicate progress made on the MDGs to the wider public. New York native, worked as a reporter and editor for ten years at a now defunct newspaper which covered international development and the United Nations. Since then had stints at the Council on Foreign Relations and Millennium Promise. Blurry picture is me and my nephew, William.

Recent Posts

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Pod of the Planet Ep.3: Transport for the People

An interview with Professor Jacqueline Klopp on how travel early in her life affected her career.

by |March 6, 2020

Pod of the Planet Ep.2: Disasters Won’t Wait

Communicating science is tough and we thought asking all our guests to come up with a haiku describing their work might be a good place to start, because who doesn’t like a good haiku?

by |February 12, 2020

Introducing Pod of the Planet

This podcast is an opportunity open to everyone at EI looking to explore some big questions: What is sustainable development? Why do we do what we do? And ultimately who we are.

by |February 3, 2020

Earth Institute Director Alex Halliday Honored with Knighthood

Years before Alex Halliday joined Columbia University’s Earth Institute as its director, he was changing the field of geochemistry.

by |May 9, 2019

Fighting Ticks With a Few Taps of the Phone

A new smartphone app offers hope of stemming the spread of diseases like Lyme, and providing some peace of mind in the process.

by |July 9, 2018

One of Largest Icebergs Ever Breaks off Antarctica

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.

by |July 12, 2017

Are You Happier Now Than in Years Past?

The World Happiness Report 2016 Update shows clearly that while income matters, it’s not the only thing.

by |March 16, 2016

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Honors Recipients of Science Awards

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.

by |January 20, 2015

Ban Ki-moon, George Soros and Other Partners Show Support for Millennium Villages

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

by |October 11, 2011

Crisis in Japan: Earth Institute Reactions

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

by |March 14, 2011