Columbia Water Center Archives - State of the Planet

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Do Two Failed Dams Foretell a Dire Future?

What happened in Michigan shines a light on our aging and failing infrastructure. The question remains, will we do something now to fix it?

by Upmanu Lall and Paulina Concha Larrauri |May 27, 2020
Shepherds herd sheep on horseback in Uruguay

Beautiful Planet: Earth Institute Photos From Around the Globe

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. To celebrate, we’re sharing images of places and projects around the world that highlight our planet’s incredible beauty.

by |April 20, 2020
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How Earth Institute Experts De-Stress Under Lockdown

From knitting to yoga and chocolate chip cookies, here’s how some of our team members are taking their minds off the pandemic.

by |April 16, 2020

Three EI Projects Make Top 100 Proposals for MacArthur $100 Million Grant

The three projects are among the top contenders in the 100&Change competition, selected from 755 proposals.

by |February 19, 2020

10 Climate Change Impacts That Will Affect Us All

And how to protect yourself from them. 

by |December 27, 2019
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Spring 2020 Earth Institute Internship Opportunities

A variety of undergraduate, graduate and PhD positions are available in various departments and research centers. Apply by January 29, 2019.

by |December 9, 2019
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How Climate Change Impacts Our Water

Climate change disrupts the water cycle in ways that could profoundly alter how we live our lives.

by |September 23, 2019

You Asked About River Salinity and Water Pollution

A Columbia Water Center staffer answers questions about salinization and water pollution.

by |May 3, 2019
Rescue worker during the aftermath of the Brumadinho dam collapse

Brumadinho Dam Collapse: Outlook and Policy Objectives

An uptick in mining-related tragedies in Brazil points to the need for stronger regulations.

by |March 18, 2019
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Columbia Water Center: A Decade of Cutting Edge Research

To mark its anniversary, the Columbia Water Center has released a new report highlighting its achievements over the past decade. Read an excerpt, then download the full report.

by |January 3, 2019