Renee Cho, Author at State of the Planet

Renee Cho is a staff blogger for the Earth Institute. She has written over 150 blogs for State of the Planet on a broad range of topics. She was previously published by www.insideclimatenews.com, E Magazine and On Earth Magazine. Renee was Communications Coordinator for Riverkeeper, the Hudson River environmental organization. She received the Executive Education Certificate in Conservation and Sustainability from the Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability. Follow me on Twitter: @ReneeCho_

Recent Posts

COVID-19 Highlights the Need to Plan for Joint Disasters

Summertime brings hurricane season, heat waves, wildfires, and flooding. Is the U.S. prepared to deal with extreme weather at the same time as a pandemic?

by |May 22, 2020

Plastic, Paper or Cotton: Which Shopping Bag is Best?

Which bag should an environmentally responsible, health-conscious shopper use during this time of coronavirus?

by |April 30, 2020

Earth Day: How to Celebrate While You’re Sheltering in Place

There are many ways to get involved, take action, or simply marvel at the beauty of our planet, all without leaving your home or neighborhood.

by |April 17, 2020

What Can We Learn From COVID-19 to Help With Climate Change?

Three Earth Institute experts weigh in.

by |March 26, 2020

Recycling in the U.S. Is Broken. How Do We Fix It?

Most of what you put into the recycling bin doesn’t actually get recycled. Here’s why — and how we can do better.

by |March 13, 2020

More Plastic Is On the Way: What It Means for Climate Change

Fossil fuel companies are ramping up production of virgin plastics, with huge potential consequences for climate and the environment.

by |February 20, 2020

Could 2020 Determine Fracking’s Future?

With mounting evidence of health and environmental impacts, fracking faces opposition from many of the leading Democratic candidates for president.

by |January 28, 2020

10 Climate Change Impacts That Will Affect Us All

And how to protect yourself from them. 

by |December 27, 2019
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GRID3 Project Aims to Put Everyone on the Map

Detailed population data from the project is helping to protect against disease and plan for new schools in low- and middle-income countries. It may also enhance food security and disaster response.

by |December 4, 2019

How Columbia’s Electrochemical Energy Center is Working to Decarbonize Society

The center focuses on developing better batteries as well as other energy storage options, which are key to a future fueled by renewable energy.

by |November 7, 2019