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Glaciologist Benjamin Keisling on Diversity, Inclusion, and Objectivity in the Geosciences

He’s working to make the geosciences an area where everyone can thrive.

by Ben Ramcharitar |October 14, 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

Environmental Justice Through the Eyes of The Next Generation of Hudson River Educators

In a summer program, students learned about and discussed the science of the Hudson River watershed, as well as the social issues present in their daily lives.

by |August 31, 2020
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Yes, You Do Know Someone Who Has Been Harmed by Systemic Racism

A Black student shares some of his negative interactions with the police, and explains why “silence equals death” is not an exaggeration.

by Che Flowers |August 26, 2020
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This ‘Green’ Space Shouldn’t Be So White

There are steps individuals can take to support more diversity in the environmental sciences.

by Victoria Bortfeld |August 21, 2020
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STEMSEAS: Not Just an Internship, An Adventure

The seagoing expedition program designed to bring diversity to the geosciences goes virtual.

by |August 18, 2020

Post-Pandemic Globalization

Authoritarian and nationalistic forces may be seizing on COVID-19 as an opportunity to restrict people and businesses to stay within their borders, but in the long run, the forces of technology, economic development and human curiosity will not be contained.

by |August 10, 2020
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Q&A With Kailani Acosta on Diversity in the Geosciences

Women and people of color are historically underrepresented in the geosciences. Through two different diversity initiatives, graduate student Kailani Acosta is working to change that.

by Elise Gout |June 16, 2020

Earth Institute Solidarity and Support for #ShutDownSTEM

On Wednesday, the State of the Planet blog will be going silent in solidarity with a grassroots movement to eradicate anti-Black racism in academia and STEM.

by |June 9, 2020