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War Against Natural Disasters: A Fight the Indian Military Can’t Win

Ladakh’s glaciers are retreating, causing floods and threatening livelihoods. But a recent study reveals that disaster risk reduction is often slow or absent due to its status as a conflict and military-tense zone.

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Five Important Points About the EPA’s “SAFE Vehicle Rule”

The EPA’s decision to lower fuel efficiency standards could affect more than just greenhouse gas emissions.

Uncovering the Science behind Environmental Legislation

The MPA in Environmental Science and Policy Workshop requirements mirror real-world sustainability problem-solving.

by |August 6, 2018

Ideology and the Transition to Environmental Sustainability

Anti-regulatory ideology is an obstacle to the development of the technology needed to transition to environmental sustainability.

by |August 6, 2018

New Study Shows Promise for Long-Term Weather Forecasts in South America

The Paraguay River is an essential lifeblood for the landlocked country that shares it name, but it can also be the source of deadly and costly floods. Now scientists are one step closer to predicting the likelihood for heavy rain weeks ahead of time.

by |August 6, 2018

Greener Ways to Keep Cool During a Heat Wave

The world is warming and our air conditioners are making it worse. Here are some less energy-intensive ways to survive the rising heat.

by |August 3, 2018
Glacier experts gather at an IPCC meeting in China

Glacier Researchers Gather at IPCC Meeting in China

Ever wonder how thousands of scientists come together to author the world’s most authoritative report on climate change? A lead author brings us inside one working group.

by |August 2, 2018
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Reflections on Environmental Justice in Agadir, Morocco

A program brings young women of color from low-income high schools in the U.S. to Morocco to explore the intersections of race, gender, and environmental justice.

by |August 1, 2018
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What Are the Biggest Threats to the Endangered Species Act?

The changes currently proposed by Congress and the Trump administration are dangerous for biodiversity. Here’s what you need to know.

by |July 31, 2018
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AGU Recognizes Lamont Scientists With Section Awards

The American Geophysical Union honors the outstanding work of three scientists from Columbia’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

by |July 31, 2018