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Columbia Event Management Brings Sustainability to the Table

Inspired by work with the Earth Institute, Columbia Event Management is now offering a Sustainable Living menu curated to feature local ingredients, focusing on vegan and vegetarian options.

by Ana Contreras |February 12, 2020

Climate and the Personal Essay — A Reading List

In a new reading group, students will explore the emotional and personal side of climate change. Follow along with this reading list.

by |February 11, 2020
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Celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Women scientists play an essential role in the Earth Institute’s mission to understand how the planet works, how humans are changing it, and how to build a sustainable future.

by |February 11, 2020
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Japan Retreats to Coal and Energy Incoherence Reigns Supreme

Our climate challenged planet desperately needs a 21st century, low-polluting, decarbonized energy system.

by |February 10, 2020
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A Greener Red Carpet

In your Oscar speech, don’t just preach sustainability — wear it.

by Carla Cantor |February 7, 2020
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The Latest in Climate Change Attribution and the Law

A new paper provides a comprehensive overview of our understanding of how humans are affecting the global climate system, and its application in legal settings.

by Michael Burger, Jessica Wentz, and Radley Horton |February 7, 2020

Framing the Climate Crisis as a Terrorism Issue Could Galvanize Action

A student argues that underlining global warming’s threats to national security could increase the sense of urgency and free up funding to take action.

by Jennifer Zhang |February 6, 2020

Greenland Rising: The Future of Greenland’s Waterfront

While much of the world is planning for flooding and inundation from changes in sea level, Greenland is facing a much different future.

by |February 5, 2020

So, Is Organic Food Actually More Sustainable?

Ultimately, sustainable food production is a tradeoff between optimizing yield and minimizing environmental degradation.

by Naomi Zimmerman |February 5, 2020

Upcoming Scientific Fieldwork: 2020 and Beyond

Earth Institute researchers are in the field studying the dynamics of the planet on every continent and every ocean. Here is a list of projects.

by |February 4, 2020