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As Temperatures Rise, More California Forests Will Burn

Park Williams and Richard Seager, climate experts at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, discuss why California wildfires are expected to expand and intensify with climate change.

by |September 4, 2019
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How Climate Change Threatens NYC’s Transportation Infrastructure

Environmental Science and Policy alum Susanne DesRoches has testified before Congress on how to build resiliency in roadways and public transit.

by |September 4, 2019

Team Deciphers Sea-Level Rise From Last Time Earth’s CO2 Was as High as Today

In a coastal cave off Spain, scientists have found evidence showing that more than 3 million years ago, when temperatures were similar to those projected for the end of this century, sea levels were as much as 16 meters higher than they are now.

by |August 30, 2019

How the Top Ten Democratic Candidates Plan to Deal With Climate Change

It is critical that whoever becomes president in 2020 commits to tackling the climate crisis. Here are the climate plans of the top ten Democratic candidates.

by |August 29, 2019

You Asked: How Destructive Are the Amazon Rainforest Fires? Can They Be Stopped?

An Earth Institute adjunct tackles reader questions about the record-breaking fires in Brazil.

by |August 26, 2019
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A Day in the Life at Sea

Two months at sea, collecting drill cores in the stormiest ocean on the planet, can feel both extremely epic and fairly routine.

by |August 21, 2019
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The Challenge of Communicating Climate Change

In this edition of Columbia Energy Exchange, host Jason Bordoff interviews one of the pioneers of climate change reporting, Andy Revkin.

by |August 20, 2019
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What the Climate Crisis Means for Land Rights

Climate change will shift the way we use land. A just transition to a low-carbon society requires recognition and protection of community land tenure.

Longer Summer Stretches of Drought, Extreme Heat and Flooding Expected in a Warming World, Study Says

The changes could affect health, agriculture and ecosystems, the study suggests.

by |August 19, 2019

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