General Earth Institute Archives - State of the Planet

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Lamont Alumna Receives Prestigious Prize

Susan Trumbore, who earned her Ph.D. at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, is among the recipients of the 2020 Balzan Prize, one of the most prestigious international awards in natural science and humanities.

by |September 18, 2020

Climate Week at the Earth Institute

Next week, September 21-27, is Climate Week in New York City. Join us for a series of online events covering the climate crisis and pointing us towards action.

by |September 16, 2020

Come Learn in the Earth Institute’s New Non-Degree Programs This Fall

Join us for our non-degree programs launching this fall and connect to timely topics around climate and sustainability.

by |September 3, 2020

Pod of the Planet Ep. 9: Not Everyone is Greta, and That’s OK

George Bernard Shaw, who once quipped that “youth is wasted on the young,” couldn’t be more wrong when it comes to climate activism.

by |August 31, 2020
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Yes, You Do Know Someone Who Has Been Harmed by Systemic Racism

A Black student shares some of his negative interactions with the police, and explains why “silence equals death” is not an exaggeration.

by Che Flowers |August 26, 2020
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Staff Spotlight: Jiny Kurian, Human Resources Generalist

When Kurian was younger, adults told her she talked too much. Now she puts her people skills to good use by recruiting new talent to the Earth Institute.

by Judy Jamal |August 25, 2020
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Alumni Spotlight: Diana McCarthy-Bercury Leads Sustainability in Branford, CT

She uses her Sustainability Management degree every day as the town’s sustainability and compliance manager.

by Chandler Precht |August 18, 2020

Toward a National Response to the COVID Catastrophe

Health recovery is a prerequisite for economic recovery.

by |August 17, 2020
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Fall 2020 Earth Institute Research Assistant Opportunities

The Earth Institute is offering undergraduate students with research assistant opportunities during the fall 2020 semester. Undergraduates from Columbia and Barnard will be able to serve as research assistants on projects related to sustainable development and the environment.

by Minji Ko |August 14, 2020
Columbia University Campus

Fall 2020 Earth Institute Internship Opportunities

The Earth Institute is offering undergraduate, graduate and PhD students opportunities to intern in various departments and research centers in a variety of administration, communications and research roles.

by Minji Ko |August 14, 2020