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The Use and Misuse of Climate Change Projections in Development

Current practices are not making use of the best available scientific knowledge to guide real-world decision making.

by |April 11, 2019

2019 All Ivy Career Fair Prepares Students and Alumni for Summer and Beyond

Over 800 students met with 79 recruiters at the 16th annual All Ivy Environmental and Sustainable Development Career Fair for job opportunities and internships.

by |April 10, 2019
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A Case Against Vaccine Religious Exemptions

It is time for states to change their laws so that fringe religious objections do not get in the way of protecting the safety of children and people with compromised immune systems.

by |April 10, 2019

Tools of the Trade: Data Sets are Tools, Too

This installment takes you into the world of population modeling at CIESIN, where data rules supreme.

by |April 10, 2019
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Lamont-Doherty to Host Fourth Annual No-Boundaries Art Exhibition

This year’s theme encourages students to explore the relationship between human beings and water through various art forms.

by |April 9, 2019
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Back in McMurdo Station

The Antarctic field team returns to humanity, showers, and hot breakfasts.

by |April 9, 2019

Carbon Lurking in Deep Ocean Threw Ancient Climate Switch, Say Researchers

A million years ago, a longtime pattern of alternating glaciations and warm periods dramatically changed, when ice ages suddenly became longer and more intense. Scientists have long suspected that this was connected to the slowdown of a key Atlantic Ocean current system that today once again is slowing. A new study of sediments from the Atlantic bottom directly links this slowdown with a massive buildup of carbon dragged from the air into the abyss.

by |April 8, 2019

Renewable Technology Prices and Decarbonization

The use of fossil fuels will only be reduced by something that is as cheap, convenient and reliable. Fortunately for the planet, renewable energy is poised to drive fossil fuels from the market.

by |April 8, 2019
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Snow Tornadoes, Wind Storms, and More

A team of scientists working in Antarctica faces a host of new challenges.

by |April 5, 2019
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Mixing Science With Tradition Among Burkina Faso’s Migratory Herders

Anthropologists are working with Fulani community leaders to promote knowledge-sharing between herders and climate scientists.

by |April 5, 2019