The end of a 52-year internal conflict could spell trouble for the second most biodiverse country in the world. A new study outlines a sustainable path forward.
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A multi-part video series explains how the Sustaining Peace Project is helping to understand and cultivate long-lasting peace.
A project that anticipates how people will move in response to environmental changes could help to bolster social and humanitarian support for countries in crisis.
Tiny microbes called phytoplankton live beneath the ocean’s surface, producing oxygen that is essential to human survival. A new study sheds light on how these all-important diatoms survive and thrive under difficult conditions.
The world is warming and our air conditioners are making it worse. Here are some less energy-intensive ways to survive the rising heat.
The pioneering geochemist tells us his first impressions and why he’s so excited to be here.
A new smartphone app offers hope of stemming the spread of diseases like Lyme, and providing some peace of mind in the process.
Columbia’s Center for Climate Systems Research is building a network analysis program that can pinpoint trouble spots in the global food trade system.
A new study uses machine learning to better represent clouds in climate models, which helps to predict the climate’s response to rising levels of greenhouse gases.
Posing as an interplanetary flight attendant in an upcoming show, researcher Christine McCarthy will lead a geological journey through the solar system.