Sustainability Archives - State of the Planet

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Testing Fluoride Levels in Indian Wells

A team of researchers taught social science students to test for high fluoride levels in their own villages, and experimented with creative ways to get the word out about the dangers of fluorosis.

by |September 16, 2019

Youth Climate Strike and the Generational Urgency of the Climate Crisis

The Youth Climate Strike clearly communicates the generational urgency of the climate crisis.

by |September 16, 2019
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Climate Change Adaptation and Sustainable Development: Complementary Goals in Rwanda

Professor Lisa Dale spent a month in Rwanda this summer to teach, research, and weave together sustainable development and climate change adaptation.

by |September 13, 2019

New York: A City of Seasons

I love the seasonality and endless variety of my home city and I do not find its intensity incompatible with the goal of environmental sustainability.

by |September 3, 2019

A Dwindling, Dying Dead Sea: A Call for Restorative Action

Saving the Dead Sea will require political will, changes in industry best practices, and coordinated restoration efforts in a region that is notorious for its lack of cooperation.

by |August 30, 2019
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Earth Institute Postdoctoral Research Program Now Accepting Applications for 2020

Doctoral candidates or recent Ph.D., M.D., J.D. or Sc.D. recipients interested in research on sustainable development can apply by October 30, 2019.

by |August 27, 2019

Consumption, Waste and our Changing Lifestyle

We can build our production and consumption around the principles of environmental sustainability.

by |August 26, 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
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The Hidden Costs of Food Waste

Nearly 40 percent of all food goes uneaten in the U.S. Environmental policy alumni examine the impacts of food waste and how we can make a difference.

by |August 23, 2019
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Resisting Trump’s Relentless Attack on the Environment

By keeping informed and creatively exploring alternatives to federal anti-environmental policies, we can continue on the path of environmental progress.

by |August 19, 2019