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Various grains for sale in Arusha market, Tanzania

Re-Imagining Africa’s Food Future at the Intersection of Agriculture and Conservation

In order to sustainably feed a growing population, Africa must shift to an agricultural system that recognizes the value of both people and nature.

by Alice Ruhweza, Jeff Worden, and Brighton Kaoma |September 10, 2020

Deep Channels Linking Antarctic Glacier’s Underside to Ocean Could Hasten Melting

Newly discovered seabed channels beneath the Thwaites Glacier may be pathways for warm ocean water to melt the ice’s undersides and contribute to sea level rise.

by |September 9, 2020

Back to School During a Pandemic

Being in a classroom, even with a mask and with nearly half of my students online, provides a semblance of normalcy and I am grateful for the opportunity.

by |September 8, 2020

A Summer Immersed in the Hudson: Next Generation of Hudson River Educators

Interns developed skills in science communication by creating educational materials about the river’s colorful stories, myths, and misunderstandings.

by |September 4, 2020

Student-led Sustainable Development Journal Celebrates Year of Rapid Growth

Editors of the journal Consilience look back on the successes of the 2019-2020 school year, and discuss goals for the new school year.

by Sophia Ahmed and Amar Bhardwaj |September 4, 2020
grocery store with no single-use plastics

Don’t Let the Plastics Industry Exploit Coronavirus to Roll Back Progress

A student urges that we stand up to corporate deceit, reinstate plastic-bag bans, and encourage businesses to allow reusables again while adhering to safety protocols.

by Arissa Lahr |September 4, 2020

Come Learn in the Earth Institute’s New Non-Degree Programs This Fall

Join us for our non-degree programs launching this fall and connect to timely topics around climate and sustainability.

by |September 3, 2020

Alumni Spotlight: Pooja Chawda, Decarbonizing the Future by Cultivating Interconnectedness

Her degree in Sustainability Manage helps her to fuse policy with environment and social justice.

by |September 3, 2020

Scientists Piece Together Nearly Two Decades of Global Glacier Ice Loss

Scientists filled an 11-month gap in satellite data, creating a continuous 18-year record that tracks glacial melt and will aid predictions about sea level rise.

by |September 3, 2020
high voltage signs near electrical facility

What’s Ailing California’s Electric System?

Four “preexisting conditions” need to be addressed in order to avoid power outages in the future.

by Cheryl A. LaFleur |September 2, 2020