General Earth Institute Archives - Page 2 of 171 - State of the Planet

Khulna to Barishal and Kuakata

We replaced the GPS at Khulna University, then met some colleagues in Barisal. We continued to Khepupara and the beach at Kuakata for more installations. The beach on the Bay of Bengal is fresh water in the summer due to the enormous water discharge at the Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta.

by |August 2, 2019

Arnold L. Gordon Honored: Marking a Legacy of Ocean Discoveries

The American Meteorological Society will award him the Henry Stommel Research Medal for his research on the Southern Ocean and inter-basin circulation.

by |August 2, 2019
scientists in cleanroom gear looking at lunar rocks behind glass

Rescuing 50 Years of Apollo Sample Data

The Apollo missions brought back unique samples from the moon that have been analyzed by researchers around the world. This data is getting lost and forgotten. A new database collects it and makes it easy to find and use.

by |July 18, 2019
astronaut on moon

How Landing on the Moon Changed Our World

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory director Sean Solomon discusses how Apollo 11 affected the scientific community, how Lamont was involved, and what comes next for lunar exploration.

by |July 17, 2019

Meet the Students Studying Environmental Issues in the Middle East in 2019

This July, Columbia University and Tel Aviv University will send graduate students to the Middle East to learn about the environmental challenges facing communities in Jordan and Israel.

by |July 9, 2019

Journalist Andrew Revkin to Head New Communications Initiative

The Earth Institute is starting a new initiative to expand Columbia University’s outreach on climate change and other sustainability issues to the public, policymakers and international organizations.

by |July 1, 2019

Sustainable Development Spring 2019 Workshop Briefings

On May 7, students enrolled in the Sustainable Development Capstone Workshop made their final presentations to the university community before providing their recommendations to their clients.

by |June 19, 2019

We, Them, and the American Dream

We need a balance between community and individual, local and global, public and private.

by |June 17, 2019

Teaching Assistant Opportunity in Sustainable Development Program

The undergraduate-level Sustainable Development Workshop course is looking for a TA for Fall 2019. The deadline to apply is July 31.

by |June 11, 2019

Data Science Institute to Host the 2019 New York Scientific Data Summit

The two-and-a-half day symposium will explore data-driven discovery and innovation in science and industry.

by |May 22, 2019