An Earth Institute oceanographer answers this deep question from a reader as part of our Earth Month Q&A on Instagram.
Water Archives - State of the Planet
This year’s theme encourages students to explore the relationship between human beings and water through various art forms.
A new article co-authored by the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law provides key recommendations on how to change flood insurance for a changing climate.
Marine biologist, policy expert, and conservation strategist Ayana Elizabeth Johnson discusses the challenges and possibility she sees in environmental justice work today.
Exploring the complex history of the river’s pollution and conservation, a show at the New-York Historical Society highlights the holistic solution proposed by Earth Institute faculty member Kate Orff.
A new report documents the social, environmental, economic, and health impacts of gold mining in Porgera, Papua New Guinea.
On every continent and every ocean, Earth Institute researchers are studying climate, geology, natural hazards and other dynamics of the planet. Here is a list of projects in rough chronological order for the coming year and beyond.
A team from Columbia’s Earth Institute is helping to research and design adaptation strategies to help save the world’s second largest barrier reef.
To mark its anniversary, the Columbia Water Center has released a new report highlighting its achievements over the past decade. Read an excerpt, then download the full report.
A new study shows that fecal bacteria from sewage can persist in far greater quantities in near-shore sediments than in the water of the Hudson River.