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Potential Texas-OPEC Alliance Shows More Oil Production Doesn’t Make U.S. ‘Energy Independent’

As plummeting oil prices threaten bankruptcy for hundreds of U.S. oil companies, a Texas official is opening up talks with the foreign cartel.

by David Sandalow |April 2, 2020
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EPA’s COVID-19 Policy Will Further Restrict Public Access to Climate Data

While hiding inconvenient facts may not be the intention behind EPA’s COVID-19 policy, it could very well be its effect.

by Romany Webb |April 2, 2020
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American Robins Now Migrate 12 Days Earlier Than in 1994

New GPS data show birds adjust to shifting snow conditions as climate warms

by |April 1, 2020
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As COVID-19 Halts Climate Expeditions, Scientists Grapple with Uncertainties

In addition to its devastating impact on human life, the coronavirus pandemic is creating significant setbacks for climate research.

by |April 1, 2020
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Reflections on COVID-19 and Our Destruction of Nature

The coronavirus pandemic provides mandatory lessons in sustainability.

by Radhika Iyengar |March 31, 2020
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Earth Institute Goes Live in Video Series for K12 Students and Educators

Through ‘EI Live,’ experts from across the Earth Institute will share their work through live lectures, interactive activities, and demos. The series launches April 6.

by |March 30, 2020

COVID-19 Requires A Competent, Professional Federal Government

If we can replace bluster and improvisation with measured, calm and rational decision-making, we can rise to this occasion.

by |March 30, 2020

Ozone Treaty Stopped Jet-Stream Drift in Southern Hemisphere

Researchers long ago predicted that the 1987 Montreal Protocol, banning ozone-depleting gases, would reverse a worrisome trend in Southern Hemisphere winds. A new study shows they were right.

by |March 27, 2020
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Sustainable Development Program Seeks Teaching Assistants for Fall 2020

Positions are available for 9 different courses. Deadline to apply is April 26.

by |March 27, 2020

Coronavirus: Expert Resources for Journalists

Earth Institute experts in public health and disaster response are publishing leading-edge findings and advising governments on the coronavirus pandemic. Researchers are also examining the local and global fallout for environment, climate, energy and health systems, philanthropy, culture and education.

by |March 27, 2020