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You Asked: What Determines the Oxygen and CO2 Levels in Our Atmosphere?

An Earth Institute climate researcher breaks down why our atmosphere is the way it is, how it’s changed over time, and what the future may hold.

by |April 22, 2019

You Asked: What Are the Most Eco-Friendly Garbage Bags?

An Earth Institute staffer gives advice on alternative trash bag options and how reduce your need for trash bags altogether.

by |April 22, 2019

You Asked: Why Do We Know More About the Moon Than Our Own Oceans?

An Earth Institute oceanographer answers this deep question from a reader as part of our Earth Month Q&A on Instagram.

by |April 19, 2019

Your Earth Questions, Answered

In celebration of Earth Month and Earth Day, our scientists are tackling reader questions on science and sustainability.

by |April 17, 2019

Tools of the Trade: Data Sets are Tools, Too

This installment takes you into the world of population modeling at CIESIN, where data rules supreme.

by |April 10, 2019

‘Hudson Rising’ Exhibit Features Living Breakwaters Project

Exploring the complex history of the river’s pollution and conservation, a show at the New-York Historical Society highlights the holistic solution proposed by Earth Institute faculty member Kate Orff.

by |April 2, 2019

Columbia Students Join Youth Climate Strike to Demand Action

Joining the worldwide protests, students gathered on campus to push for politicians to take large-scale climate action.

by |March 15, 2019

Beto O’Rourke Discusses Climate Change on Columbia Campus

At a Town Hall with students, the alum and former congressman stressed the importance of storytelling and bipartisan cooperation to develop climate solutions.

by |February 6, 2019

Tools of the Trade: Spoonulas, Dredge Baskets, and More From the Core Lab

Lamont’s world-renowned Core Repository is full of fascinating gizmos for exploring the ancient world beneath the seafloor.

by |January 24, 2019
A garden featuring a small pond with an island in the middle, a bench, and a mural of Frida Kahlo in the background.

In East Harlem, Community Gardens Provide More Than Food

A new study looks at how these green spaces impact gardeners and their communities.

by |January 10, 2019