The International Research Institute for Climate and Society is part of a new project that will use satellite imagery to address environment and development challenges across the Amazon Basin.
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Data Visualization: World Happiness Trends
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A new report documents the social, environmental, economic, and health impacts of gold mining in Porgera, Papua New Guinea.
The new initiative will explore the techniques that regular people use to de-escalate violence in their communities.
Atmospheric scientists discover surprising levels and unexpected types of pollution that seem to be originating in Africa.
The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment’s annual training session will be held at Columbia University in New York City in June 2019. Applications are now open, and will be assessed on a rolling basis.
This proposed declaration includes a number of rights, and specifically mentions that water resources in mountain ecosystems should be protected against pollution from mining activities.
Earth Institute researchers have helped to develop two guides that inform communities on how to protect their lands and rights against abusive investors.
A man from Mali explains why he spent his summer working with Columbia’s Center for International Earth Science Information Network.
A new law promises to remove the shroud of secrecy that has hovered over contracts and concessions the government has signed with natural resource investors.