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Two Months in the Southern Ocean, for Science

Under the leadership of Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory scientists, two different expeditions sailed to the stormy Southern Ocean to learn more about Earth’s climate history.

by |September 19, 2019
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Radley Horton: Finding Answers and Spreading Messages of Caution and Hope on Climate

Climatologist Radley Horton’s impactful research is matched by his commitment to communicating the under-appreciated threats associated with global warming.

by |September 19, 2019
A new statistical method inspired by economics is helping scientists identify old volcanic eruptions through temperature changes. Photo: Volcano in Papua New Guinea, by Taro Taylor/CC-BY-2.0

You Asked: What Caused Climate Change Before the Industrial Revolution?

A paleoclimatologist walks us through some of the natural causes of climate change — and why it’s important to take action on human-caused warming.

by |September 19, 2019

What the Earth Institute is Doing for Climate Week 2019

We’ve planned a busy week of climate-related events and blog posts for you to learn from, enjoy, and get inspired.

by |September 18, 2019

The Tribe that Brought a Damaged Shoreline Back to Life

How the Shinnecock Indian Nation Tribe in Long Island, NY, transformed a desolate and barren stretch of shoreline to protect their land from erosion and sea-level rise

by |September 18, 2019

You Asked: Can the Great Green Wall Stop the Sahara From Expanding?

A climate scientist answers readers’ questions about an initiative that would plant a vast wall of trees to combat the effects of climate change.

by |September 18, 2019
newspapers burned and waterlogged

Burning Headlines Kick off a Climate-Coverage Campaign

As part of the Covering Climate Now initiative, an art exhibit transforms climate-related newspaper pages to reflect what’s coming on a human-heated planet.

by |September 17, 2019
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How We Can Make Ports More Sustainable — And Why it Matters

An index created by a Sustainability Science student quantifies the major environmental impacts of shipping hubs.

by |September 17, 2019
Agustina Besada

You Asked: Does Caring About Plastic Distract From Climate Change?

Short answer: Why not both?

by |September 17, 2019
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Testing Fluoride Levels in Indian Wells

A team of researchers taught social science students to test for high fluoride levels in their own villages, and experimented with creative ways to get the word out about the dangers of fluorosis.

by |September 16, 2019