General Earth Institute Archives - State of the Planet

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How You Can Help to Advance Science in Society

An event on October 16 will share insights and strategies to help scientists get their message across to the general public.

by |October 15, 2019

The Role of the University in Environmental Sustainability

A model of engagement and connecting research and education to problem-solving is particularly important in the field of environmental sustainability.

by |October 14, 2019
interactive activity about storm surge

Highlights from the 2019 Lamont Open House

This year’s Open House attracted more than 3,000 visitors and, just like research at Lamont, covered a vast range of subjects and regions, from under the sea to the surface of the moon.

by |October 8, 2019

Announcing a New Earth Institute Affiliation Program

Are you a Columbia faculty, researcher or staff person with work related to sustainability, climate or earth and environmental science? We invite you to join the Earth Institute community by becoming an Affiliate.

by |October 3, 2019
fake volcano eruption

Prepare to Be Amazed at Lamont Open House This Weekend

Visit us in Palisades, NY, for hands-on, family-friendly science activities and lectures — including a new panel that will address the challenges of reporting the climate story.

by |September 30, 2019
meeting around a table

Alum Becomes Director of Senegal’s National Meteorological Service

Ousmane Ndiaye, an adjunct research scientist at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society, will oversee all matters related to climate services in Senegal.

Lisa Dale with University of Rwanda graduate students after completing Sustainable Development and Climate Change Adaptation.

Apply to Be a Teaching Assistant in NYC and Rwanda

The Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development is looking for a teaching assistant to support all elements of the Global Scholars Program in NYC and Rwanda.

by |September 26, 2019

What the Earth Institute is Doing for Climate Week 2019

We’ve planned a busy week of climate-related events and blog posts for you to learn from, enjoy, and get inspired.

by |September 18, 2019
new mural at the Hudson River Field Station

A Mural for Lamont’s Hudson River Field Station: How it Came to Be

The newly renovated research facility will host an educational mural that combines art and science.

by |September 12, 2019

Fall 2019 Internship with the Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development

Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis until September 22.

by |August 23, 2019