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Combating Global Climate Change at the Regional Scale

In a recent forum, researchers explained how Columbia Global Centers helped them appreciate the different priorities and approaches of other countries in regards to the climate crisis.

by Lisa Foderaro |December 10, 2019

New Online Option for Sustainable Finance Certification Launches Next Year

Starting in the fall 2020 semester, students will be able to complete the program by enrolling in either online or on-campus courses, or both.

by |December 10, 2019
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Subseasonal Forecasting for the Indian Monsoon

Climate scientist Nachiketa Acharya uses medium-term forecasts to help Indian farmers with planning and decision-making.

by |December 10, 2019
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Sailing Stone Track Discovered ‘Hiding in Plain Sight’ in Dinosaur Fossil

The “walking rock” track suggests that a massive volcanic winter may have frozen the tropics during the dawn of the dinosaur age.

by |December 9, 2019
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Spring 2020 Earth Institute Internship Opportunities

A variety of undergraduate, graduate and PhD positions are available in various departments and research centers. Apply by January 29, 2019.

by |December 9, 2019
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Q&A: Andrew Robertson on Crossing the ‘Predictability Desert’

New subseasonal forecasting capabilities pave the way toward forecasts that fill in the gaps between short-term weather and long-term climate.

by Jacqueline Turner |December 9, 2019

Newly Identified Jet-Stream Pattern Could Imperil Global Food Supplies, Says Study

Scientists have identified systematic meanders in the northern jet stream that cause simultaneous crop-damaging heat waves in widely separated regions—a previously unknown threat to global food production that could worsen with warming.

by |December 9, 2019

New York City and the Brain-Based Economy

We need fresh thinking and creative problem solving to generate the revenues, programs and institutions that will continue New York’s tradition of opportunity coupled with compassion and a measure of equity.

by |December 9, 2019
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13 Proposals to Boost Resilience in Vieques, Puerto Rico

Working closely with Vieques residents, graduate students designed solutions to help the tiny island recover after Hurricane Maria and weather future storms. Their proposals are published in a new report.

by |December 6, 2019
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Focusing on Floods

Beth Tellman is developing new ways to assess how well remote sensing algorithms identify flooding. It could help to enable better flood protection.