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

How Synthetic Biology Can Help the Environment

Artificial and modified organisms could become essential tools to fight climate change, clean up pollution, protect biodiversity, and more.

by |August 14, 2019
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You Asked: If CO2 Is Only 0.04% of the Atmosphere, How Does it Drive Global Warming?

Short answer: A little bit goes a long way.

by |July 30, 2019

Harnessing Big Data and Machine Learning to Forecast Wildfires in the Western U.S.

New research will advance understanding of how wildfires may evolve in the future, and how we can most effectively respond to them.

by |July 10, 2019

How Climate Change Impacts the Economy

Warming temperatures, rising seas, and more extreme weather are going to cost us. But they’ll create new business opportunities, too.

by |June 20, 2019

Capturing Carbon’s Potential: These Companies Are Turning CO2 into Profits

Researchers and businesses are finding innovative ways to use carbon dioxide captured from power plants or the air.

by |May 29, 2019

How New York City is Preparing For Climate Change

The New York City Panel on Climate Change reports that extreme weather is becoming more frequent, longer lasting and more intense. How is the city dealing with the impacts of climate change?

by |April 26, 2019

Why Endangered Species Matter

The Endangered Species Act is under attack. If we don’t protect endangered species, their extinction will impact our food, water, environment and health.

by |March 26, 2019

Six Reasons to Be Hopeful About Fighting Climate Change

Depressing news and turbulent politics can leave many of us discouraged, but it’s not all doom and gloom; Earth Institute experts weigh in on what gives them hope.

by |February 13, 2019

Realizing a Revolution in Earth Science

The Real-Time Earth initiative is upgrading the technological capabilities of Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and transforming the way its scientists study our planet.

by |February 5, 2019

Heating Buildings Leaves a Huge Carbon Footprint, But There’s a Fix For It

Researchers within the Earth Institute are working to decarbonize New York City’s heat and hot water.

by |January 15, 2019