General Earth Institute Archives - State of the Planet

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Alumni Spotlight: Elena Belletti Finds Economic Solutions for Environmental Protection

She’s helping countries improve sustainability while achieving their development goals.

by Joshua Cooper |June 23, 2020

Jeff Schlegelmilch to Lead National Center for Disaster Preparedness

On July 1, Irwin Redlener will be stepping down as director, but will remain a vital part of the center’s efforts.

by |June 16, 2020
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Q&A With Kailani Acosta on Diversity in the Geosciences

Women and people of color are historically underrepresented in the geosciences. Through two different diversity initiatives, graduate student Kailani Acosta is working to change that.

by Elise Gout |June 16, 2020

Predicting the Future Response to Our Current Cascading Crises

Anyone who confidently predicts the second half of 2020 hasn’t been paying serious attention to the first half of the year.

by |June 15, 2020
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How Philanthropic Organizations Can Do More to Support Racial Equity

Black communities and organizations receive blatantly low philanthropic funding. To fix this, foundations must examine their values and the populations they serve.

by |June 11, 2020
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Maureen Raymo Appointed Interim Director of Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Raymo is a world-renowned marine geologist and climate scientist whose work focuses on the history and causes of past climate change.

by |June 11, 2020

Earth Institute Solidarity and Support for #ShutDownSTEM

On Wednesday, the State of the Planet blog will be going silent in solidarity with a grassroots movement to eradicate anti-Black racism in academia and STEM.

by |June 9, 2020

The COVID-19 Pandemic at Age 31 Versus 67

A graduate student shares her experience of trying to protect the people around her.

by Rina Phua |June 4, 2020

Environmental and Justice Activists Need to Join Forces

To achieve an equitable, sustainable culture and economy, we must combine efforts that liberate communities of color and liberate the planet.

by Cayte Bosler |June 3, 2020

In Solidarity: A Message From the Earth Institute

The Earth Institute empathizes with those directly impacted by recent tragedies, and with everyone in our community experiencing loss, despair and fear. Black lives matter and we stand with the nonviolent protestors.

by |June 2, 2020