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New Podcast Explores Lessons From Chernobyl

This edition of the Columbia Energy Exchange podcast brings in Adam Higginbotham to discuss his new book, Midnight in Chernobyl, a thrilling, chilling, and gripping account of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

by |August 15, 2019

How Synthetic Biology Can Help the Environment

Artificial and modified organisms could become essential tools to fight climate change, clean up pollution, protect biodiversity, and more.

by |August 14, 2019
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New Podcast Explores Recent Flurry of Carbon Tax Proposals in Congress

In this edition of Columbia Energy Exchange, host Bill Loveless talks with Noah Kaufman, an economist specializing in carbon pricing, about this burst of activity on Capitol Hill and its implications for policymaking.

by |August 13, 2019
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How to Save a Rainforest: It’s All About Conflict Resolution

A new Earth Institute study offers practical lessons in the implementation of conflict sensitive conservation, a first outside of Africa.

by |August 13, 2019

Outreach Internship Opportunity at the Earth Institute

The Earth Institute is seeking interns and current students to support its Professional Development program and assist with outreach for the 2020 All Ivy Environmental and Sustainable Development Career Fair.

by |August 12, 2019

Scientists Link Climate Change to Melting in West Antarctica

A new study shows, for the first time, evidence of a link between human-caused global warming and melting of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.

by |August 12, 2019

Education Brings Sectors Together to Address Fluorosis in Alirajpur

A new project from the Center for Sustainable Development and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory will use education interventions to try to curb fluorosis, caused by high fluoride levels in drinking water, in Alirajpur, India.

by |August 12, 2019

The Automobile and New York City

The private automobile should be seen as a valuable piece of a complex, varied system of transit. It should not simply be shunned but electrified, accommodated and regulated.

by |August 12, 2019

Why You Should Shop at the Farmers Market

In honor of National Farmers Market Week, a staffer who used to work at the market tells us why farmers markets are valuable community resources.

by |August 9, 2019

WOW-ing and RAW-ing in the South Pacific

Despite all the “Waiting on Weather” and “Running Away from Weather,” the expedition recovered exciting new sedimentary climate records in the remote and notoriously stormy Southern Ocean.

by |August 7, 2019