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U.S. Should Launch a National Energy Innovation Mission to Reach Climate Goals

A new report details a plan to kickstart energy innovation in the U.S.

by |September 15, 2020

Come Learn in the Earth Institute’s New Non-Degree Programs This Fall

Join us for our non-degree programs launching this fall and connect to timely topics around climate and sustainability.

by |September 3, 2020
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What’s Ailing California’s Electric System?

Four “preexisting conditions” need to be addressed in order to avoid power outages in the future.

by Cheryl A. LaFleur |September 2, 2020

Joan Baez Supports New Earth Institute Pandemic Response Initiative

She’s selling prints of her paintings to aid an initiative that combats misinformation about COVID-19 and helps communities of color.

by |September 1, 2020
Jiny Kurian portrait

Staff Spotlight: Jiny Kurian, Human Resources Generalist

When Kurian was younger, adults told her she talked too much. Now she puts her people skills to good use by recruiting new talent to the Earth Institute.

by Judy Jamal |August 25, 2020

Leading Himalayan Organization Takes a Historical Step by Appointing a Leader From Bhutan

Pema Gyamtsho from Bhutan will be the first Asian to ever serve as director general for the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development.

by |August 20, 2020
The tropical forest of the Maya Biosphere Preserve in Guatemala

To Preserve Tropical Forests, Empower Local Communities

In a recent webinar, researchers discussed communities in Guatemala that sustainably manage the local forest, creating jobs and income while controlling fires and narcotrafficking.

by |August 19, 2020

Treading on Shrinking Ice

In a new book, glaciologist Marco Tedesco takes the reader on a personal journey through his sometimes dangerous work.

by |August 11, 2020

Iceland’s Most Active Volcano is Likely Headed for Another Eruption

Monitoring and data suggest the next eruption of the glacial volcano could be anywhere from days away to within the next year. Grímsvötn last erupted in 2011.

by |August 4, 2020

Pod of the Planet Ep. 8: Marie Tharp’s Girl Talk

In this episode of Pod of the Planet, we celebrate the life of Marie Tharp and the inspiration she has been and continues to be to many scientists today.

by |July 30, 2020