Earth Institute researchers are in the field studying the dynamics of the planet on every continent and every ocean. Here is a list of projects.
Water Archives - State of the Planet
The final Speaker Series talk of the semester detailed how NYC’s Department of Environmental Protection manages the city’s various water resources, ranging from drinking water to wastewater.
Typically only shallow wells have arsenic problems, but in an area of India and Bangladesh, deep wells are highly contaminated. Scientists are starting to learn why.
The visit revealed how collaborative efforts help to ensure the city receives high quality water with low treatment costs, while providing local jobs.
New study challenges many climate scientists’ expectations that plants will make much of the world wetter in the future.
With help from local tv station Univision 41, Earth Institute scientists tested how well Newark’s lead filters are working. The results support new findings from city officials.
Climate change disrupts the water cycle in ways that could profoundly alter how we live our lives.
A climate scientist answers readers’ questions about an initiative that would plant a vast wall of trees to combat the effects of climate change.
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.
Longer Summer Stretches of Drought, Extreme Heat and Flooding Expected in a Warming World, Study Says
The changes could affect health, agriculture and ecosystems, the study suggests.