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New System Tracks and Forecasts Outbreak Risk of Dengue and Zika

The system identifies areas where environmental conditions might enhance transmission of dengue, Zika, chikungunya and other diseases carried by Aedes mosquitoes. It could find at-risk areas a month in advance.

by |August 4, 2020
child taking online classes

When and How Should Schools Reopen?

It’s one of the most complicated, difficult questions of the pandemic, and there are many ways to answer it, according to Earth Institute experts.

by |July 30, 2020

Blackfeet Nation Closes Border of Glacier National Park in Response to Rising COVID-19 Cases

To protect the tribe from rising caseloads in Montana, the National Park Service and the Blackfeet Reservation worked together to close the park’s eastern border.

by |July 29, 2020

Saving New York’s $3 Billion Environmental Bond

If we believe in our future and in our ability to come back from this catastrophe, the environmental bond act deserves our continued support.

by |July 27, 2020
Columbia University Campus

Carefully Reopening New York City and Columbia University

Our collective community is struggling to respond to this disease, and I have confidence we will do so.

by |July 20, 2020

App Will Track Harmful Dust From Bauxite Mining in Guinea

Researchers at Columbia are developing an app that Guinean communities can use to hold mining companies accountable for controlling the dust they produce, which can harm health and livelihoods.

by Jeffrey Fralick |July 17, 2020
Clean-up crews burning oil to clear it from the water.

Children Exposed to Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Suffered Physical and Mental Health Effects

Three out of five parents reported that their child had experienced physical health symptoms, and nearly one third reported that their child had mental health issues.

by |July 15, 2020

Pod of the Planet Ep. 7: Oiled and Spoiled

Ten years ago today, the broken pipeline from Deepwater Horizon was finally capped after spewing 168 million gallons into the Gulf of Mexico over 87 long days.

by |July 15, 2020

Coming Soon? A Brief Guide to 21st-Century Megadisasters

A Q&A with Jeffrey Schlegelmilch, author of a new book on potential future calamities, and how they may play off one another.

by |July 14, 2020
notre dame across a river

Lead Fallout From Notre Dame Fire Was Likely Overlooked

New study estimates that a ton of lead dust may have been deposited in parks, homes, and schools near the cathedral.

by |July 9, 2020