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Cycle for Science: Glacier Edition Completes Its Circuit

Wrapping up a week-long bicycle trip that has brought climate science to underprivileged schools.

by |October 16, 2019

The Secret Life of Trees

Kevin Griffin uses remote sensing to track the daily rhythms of trees. His work is helping to bring tree biology to life for students and the general public.

by |October 16, 2019
Columbia's Low Library

How You Can Help to Advance Science in Society

An event on October 16 will share insights and strategies to help scientists get their message across to the general public.

by |October 15, 2019

New Project Will Study Greenland’s Helheim Glacier in Unprecedented Detail

Using drones, laser scanners, and high-resolution models, researchers hope to find out more about the processes driving rapid melting in this region.

by |October 14, 2019

The Role of the University in Environmental Sustainability

A model of engagement and connecting research and education to problem-solving is particularly important in the field of environmental sustainability.

by |October 14, 2019
A protest against fracking in San Martín, Colombia

Op-Ed: Fracking Could Threaten Peace in Colombia

State-led oil and gas exploration is causing social and environmental protests to flare up in areas that have just begun to recover from the long and costly path to peace.

by |October 11, 2019
Glacier goo moving down a ramp

On the Road, Teaching Glacier Science

A PhD student explains what life is like on a week-long bicycle trip that’s bringing climate science to students from economically disadvantaged families.

by |October 11, 2019

Out on the Farm With SEE-U NYC

This summer, the Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates gave students an in-depth look at the food systems in and around NYC.

by |October 11, 2019

Q&A With Sustainable Engineering Expert Tom Abdallah

The chief environmental engineer for the MTA New York City Transit is currently teaching the Capstone Workshop in the Sustainability Management masters program.

by |October 9, 2019
underwater ocean scene

Grim Projections for the Ocean—and the Life Within It

Sonya Dyhrman, a microbial oceanographer affiliated with Lamont’s Center for Climate and Life, explains how human-caused climate change is harming ocean health.

by |October 8, 2019