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Biodiverse Forests Better at Storing Carbon for Long Periods, Says Study

Supports policies that protect and regenerate natural forests instead of planting new ones.

by |January 3, 2020
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How Will Climate Change Impact the Gulf Stream?

Evidence suggests that this major ocean current, which influences the weather in parts of Europe and the U.S., is already changing.

by |January 2, 2020
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Automation and Public Policy

We need to develop public policies designed to deal with the impact of automation on people.

by |December 30, 2019

10 Climate Change Impacts That Will Affect Us All

And how to protect yourself from them. 

by |December 27, 2019

Empowering the Communities Most Vulnerable to Disaster

Jaishree Beedasy delves into how disasters disproportionately affect the most vulnerable groups in society, particularly children, and how to help them recover.

by |December 23, 2019
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Spring 2020 Internship Opportunities at Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until January 15.

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Moving Toward Sustainable Energy in New York City

It is the leadership that we are seeing from New York’s government and institutions today that will help ensure that the cost structure of New York City’s energy will be able to compete with enlightened cities around the globe.

by |December 23, 2019
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New Citizen Science Project Asks: Is It Snowing Plastics?

The PlastiX-Snow project will track microplastics that contaminate Earth’s most remote and pristine locations.

by |December 20, 2019

Quiz: The Decade in Science News

On the event horizon of a new decade, keep calm and put your lab coat on, and test your knowledge of some of the developments that made headlines in the 2010s.

Con Ed Study Details Projected Climate Impacts on Energy Systems

Report finds extreme heat, coastal storm surge, inland flooding and more violent storms will significantly impact the energy systems of the New York City area in the 21st century.

by |December 20, 2019