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Within Sight of New York City, an Old-Growth Forest Faces Storms and Sea Level Rise

On a peninsula within sight of New York City, researchers are studying trees dating as far back as the early 1800s. Rising seas and more powerful storms, both fueled by climate change, could eventually spell their end.

by |December 3, 2019

Photo Essay: An Old-Growth Forest Near New York City Faces Storms and Sea-Level Rise

Centuries-old trees on a peninsula near New York City could provide an important record of past storms. Researchers recently traveled there to sample the trees before they are wiped out by rising seas and powerful storms.

by |December 3, 2019

Call for Proposals for Earth Institute Sustainability Primers

The Education Committee of the Earth Institute faculty is seeking proposals for a series of sustainability primers published by Columbia University Press. Proposals are due by March 2, 2020.

by |December 3, 2019
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‘Changing Planet’ Lecture Series Will Be Open to the Public

A three-part lecture series will welcome residents of nearby communities to get an up close, exclusive look at Lamont’s world-class research in Palisades, New York.

by |December 2, 2019

American Geophysical Union 2019: Key Events From the Earth Institute

A chronological guide to key talks and other events at the Dec. 9-13 American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco.

by |December 2, 2019
A women's rally on December 2, 2012 — the 28th anniversary of the Bhopal gas tragedy.

The Injustice That Education Does to the Environment: A Story From a Survivor

What the world’s worst industrial disaster can teach us about how schools should engage students on environmental issues.

by Radhika Iyengar |December 2, 2019
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The Dangers of Deregulation

Deregulation reinforces a Wild West mindset that is inappropriate for the crowded planet that we all live on.

by |December 2, 2019
Yves Moussallam sampling volcanic emissions

Volcanologist Yves Moussallam Honored With Rolex Award for Enterprise

He treks to remote volcanoes to measure their gas and aerosol emissions, in order to improve climate change predictions.

by |November 29, 2019

Apply Now for Executive Training on Sustainable Investments in Agriculture

The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment’s annual training session will be held in June 2020.

charcot island

An Inlet By Any Other Name: Lamont Scientist Honored with Antarctic Namesake

A small bay in Antarctica has been named after biological oceanographer Hugh Ducklow to celebrate his contributions to Antarctic research.

by |November 27, 2019