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Seeking Book Proposals on Water, Green Infrastructure, Climate Change Adaptation, and Public Health

The Education Committee of the Earth Institute faculty is seeking proposals for a new series of sustainability primers to be published by Columbia University Press. Proposals are due by March 4, 2019.

by |January 11, 2019

A Preview of How Climate Science Could Play Out in ‘Juliana v. United States’ Courtroom

Climate change lawyers break down the key arguments and points of contention for “the trial of the century.”

A garden featuring a small pond with an island in the middle, a bench, and a mural of Frida Kahlo in the background.

In East Harlem, Community Gardens Provide More Than Food

A new study looks at how these green spaces impact gardeners and their communities.

by |January 10, 2019

Bangladesh Gets a New Climate Academy

The academy will train a new generation of experts who can use climate services effectively to manage the risks and opportunities around food security in Bangladesh.

by |January 9, 2019
visualization comparing trash in garbage patch vs U.S. co2 emissions in one year

The Ocean Garbage Patch Is Tiny Compared to Our Carbon Footprint

How trash in our oceans can help us conceptualize and reduce our carbon emissions.

by |January 9, 2019

The Truly Serious Side of Roadkill

A new film how India’s fast-expanding road networks is fragmenting the few remaining refuges of many endangered creatures. The results are hard to watch.

by |January 8, 2019
fisherman catching lobster on mesoamerican barrier reef

Scientists Work to Build Climate Change Resilience in Caribbean Coral Reef

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.

by |January 8, 2019
former Congressman Carlos Curbelo

Former Congressman Carlos Curbelo Joins Columbia Center on Global Energy Policy

As a Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Curbelo will focus on the nexus of energy and climate policy and support the center’s carbon tax research.

by |January 7, 2019

Renewable Energy: What’s True, What’s False

A short, handy new guide from the Earth Institute cuts through the noise about renewable energy to lay out the facts about this politically charged subject.

by |January 7, 2019

Anti-Government Ideology and the Federal Government Shutdown

Building infrastructure, providing emergency services, maintaining social safety nets, and ensuring public safety require an open and capable government.

by |January 7, 2019