Columbia’s Center for Sustainable Development is testing a virtual reality module to help train teachers in a comfortable and individual virtual space.
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Ajay Mathur, a member of the Indian Prime Minister’s Council on Climate Change, discusses the outlook for energy supply and demand in India, including the critical role that solar power could play in coming years.
Last week, a diverse group of activists, practitioners, and academics from across the U.S. came together to discuss building collective action for peace and social change.
A forthcoming study of northern India suggests that people living in rural areas are as likely to die prematurely from the effects of poor air quality as those living in cities.
A new report from the United Nations lays out new goals for building and keeping peace, but will likely face several challenges.
If emissions of greenhouse gases remain high, as many as 143 million “internal migrants” might move within their own countries by 2050.
Women today are completing higher levels of education and taking on more leadership roles, yet many barriers to economic empowerment still persist.
If carbon emissions hold steady, a new study in Science predicts that the European Union could face a massive influx by 2100.
Thousands of years before Biblical times, during a period when temperatures were unusually high, the lands around the Dead Sea now occupied by Israel, Jordan and surrounding nations suffered megadroughts far worse than any recorded by humans. Warming climate now threatens to return such conditions to this already hard-pressed region.
Women on all different levels, from households to the highest ranks of government, are striving to gain a seat at the table when it comes peace and security. A new program launched today at Columbia University will help define what those roles might be