The Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development was pleased to welcome Alexander Quinn, director of sustainable economics at Hatch to its Sustainable Development Speaker Series this spring
Environment Archives - State of the Planet
Wallace Broecker, a geochemist who initiated key research into the history of earth’s climate and humans’ influence upon it, died Feb. 18 in New York. He was 87.
On every continent and every ocean, Earth Institute researchers are studying climate, geology, natural hazards and other dynamics of the planet. Here is a list of projects in rough chronological order for the coming year and beyond.
A new film how India’s fast-expanding road networks is fragmenting the few remaining refuges of many endangered creatures. The results are hard to watch.
Recent research indicates that salt is accumulating in the environment and poses an emerging threat both to ecosystems and human health.
Last month, the Earth Institute’s Anyi Wang and Allison Bridges presented their research on Chinese urban environmental sustainability at a conference in Mexico City.
An extensive investigation by the Reuters news agency has found that many children living on U.S. military bases may be exposed to hazardous levels of lead in decaying family housing.
Scientists have long determined what extinct animals ate by analyzing carbon isotopes locked inside their fossil teeth. But a new study shows that in many cases, they may be plugging the wrong numbers into their equations. The findings may change some views of how mammals, including us, evolved.
For the fifth year, Columbia University and Tel Aviv University will collaborate to send grad students to the Middle East to learn about the environmental challenges facing communities in Jordan and Israel.
Artificial intelligence is helping us manage the impacts of climate change and protect the environment in many ways.