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Climatologist Testifies to Senate Subcommittee Regarding Costs of Extreme Weather

Lamont’s Radley Horton explains that enhanced forecasts and better communication can reduce climate risks and create new economic opportunities.

by |May 16, 2019
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Jacqueline Klopp Helps Public Transit to Grow Sustainably

She’s finding new ways collect and share data in rapidly growing cities — and the results will help to build a healthier future for the entire planet.

by |May 16, 2019
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Mixing Science With Tradition Among Burkina Faso’s Migratory Herders

Anthropologists are working with Fulani community leaders to promote knowledge-sharing between herders and climate scientists.

by |April 5, 2019
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Youth Are Crucial to Building a Safer, Brighter Future for Colombia

The Youth, Peace and Security project is studying the important role that young people play in constructing peace in Medellín.

by |April 3, 2019
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High School Students in Peru Discover Lead Contamination Hotspots

Equipped with a field testing kit originally developed within Columbia’s Earth Institute, the “Lead-Free Kids Peru” project has tested hundreds of soil samples for the toxic metal — and dug up some startling results in the process.

by |March 29, 2019

Legal Empowerment in Liberia: An Interview with Green Advocates

Liberian NGO Green Advocates has been using OpenLandContracts.org to give rural communities more leverage in the decisions that affect their lands.

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New York City Panel on Climate Change Releases 2019 Report

The report lays out how climate change is already affecting New York City, and what’s needed to adapt for the future.

by |March 15, 2019
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Data Visualization Tool Shows Carbon Footprint of Everyday Products

The Carbon Catalogue makes it easy to explore consumer products’ carbon emissions and the various strategies companies are employing to reduce emissions.

by |February 14, 2019
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‘Silencing Science Tracker’ Tallies 287 Government Attacks on Science in Past Two Years

As Trump enters his third year as president, the “war on science” isn’t slowing.

by |January 21, 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