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John Furlow: Helping Developing Countries Adapt to Climate Change

He and his team are deploying seasonal climate forecasts and index insurance to help Vietnamese farmers plan ahead for changing weather, and to enhance food security.

by |April 2, 2020
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EPA’s COVID-19 Policy Will Further Restrict Public Access to Climate Data

While hiding inconvenient facts may not be the intention behind EPA’s COVID-19 policy, it could very well be its effect.

by Romany Webb |April 2, 2020
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American Robins Now Migrate 12 Days Earlier Than in 1994

New GPS data show birds adjust to shifting snow conditions as climate warms

by |April 1, 2020
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As COVID-19 Halts Climate Expeditions, Scientists Grapple with Uncertainties

In addition to its devastating impact on human life, the coronavirus pandemic is creating significant setbacks for climate research.

by |April 1, 2020

Ozone Treaty Stopped Jet-Stream Drift in Southern Hemisphere

Researchers long ago predicted that the 1987 Montreal Protocol, banning ozone-depleting gases, would reverse a worrisome trend in Southern Hemisphere winds. A new study shows they were right.

by |March 27, 2020

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

Three Earth Institute experts weigh in.

by |March 26, 2020
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What Coronavirus and Climate Change Have in Common

Both crises start with experts issuing warnings about big invisible monsters and end with catastrophic consequences that are nearly unstoppable by the time they can be seen and felt.

by Elva Bennett |March 25, 2020

Increasingly Mobile Sea Ice Means Arctic Neighbors May Pollute Each Others’ Waters

The movement of sea ice between Arctic countries is expected to significantly increase this century, raising the risk of more widely transporting pollutants like microplastics and oil, according to new research.

by |March 18, 2020

Even a Limited India-Pakistan Nuclear War Would Bring Global Famine, Says Study

Even a limited nuclear exchange between India and Pakistan would cause unprecedented planet-wide food shortages lasting more than a decade.

by |March 16, 2020
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Carbon Capture Solutions for Climate Change

The latest episode of the Columbia Energy Exchange podcast discusses new legislation that would support new technologies that capture carbon emissions.

by |March 11, 2020