The American Geophysical Union fall meeting takes place Dec. 10-14 in Washington, D.C. Here is a guide to key talks and other events from Columbia’s Earth Institute.
Water Archives - State of the Planet
Upmanu Lall is director of the Columbia Water Center, and the lead author of the new U.S. National Climate Assessment’s chapter on water resources. The report paints a dire picture of the nation’s climate future. We spoke with Lall about the outlook for water supplies, quality and infrastructure.
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.
A comprehensive plan outlines ways to clean up the Hudson River and reduce the impacts from development and climate change.
Why California almonds get such a bad rap.
In the U.S., some 2,000 high hazard dams are in need of repairs. A project from the Columbia Water Center is helping to identify the most hazardous ones.
A sustainable development undergraduate explains her summer research testing new innovations in green infrastructure.
What the West sees as the Chinese government’s top-down decision making around ecological migration is actually a more complex process.
The Paraguay River is an essential lifeblood for the landlocked country that shares it name, but it can also be the source of deadly and costly floods. Now scientists are one step closer to predicting the likelihood for heavy rain weeks ahead of time.
Replacing some rice with less thirsty crops could help to sustainably feed a rapidly growing population.