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How to Prepare for a Coronavirus Outbreak in the U.S.

Irwin Redlener, a medical doctor and director of Columbia University’s National Center for Disaster Preparedness, explains how you can protect yourself and the people around you.

by |February 27, 2020

The Sharing Economy Comes to Congress While Plastic Bags Leave New York

Both clothing rental and plastic bag bans are small steps on the long road to sustainable cities and a circular, less environmentally destructive economy.

by |February 24, 2020

The Promise and Potential of Turning CO2 to Stone

Now that the ‘Solid Carbon’ project has won a spot in the MacArthur foundation’s 100&Change competition, what’s next for carbon capture and storage?

by |February 19, 2020

Report Suggests Solutions for Making Coffee More Sustainable

Because of the intertwined crises of poverty and environmental stress, the future is bleak for coffee farmers in many countries — but it doesn’t have to be this way.

by Jeffrey D. Sachs and Kaitlin Cordes |February 14, 2020

Climate and the Personal Essay — A Reading List

In a new reading group, students will explore the emotional and personal side of climate change. Follow along with this reading list.

by |February 11, 2020

Introducing Pod of the Planet

This podcast is an opportunity open to everyone at EI looking to explore some big questions: What is sustainable development? Why do we do what we do? And ultimately who we are.

by |February 3, 2020

Mary Annaïse Heglar to Join Earth Institute as Writer-in-Residence

The climate justice essayist will work on creative projects and lead a reading group at Columbia for six months.

by |January 27, 2020

Bridging the Air Pollution Data Gap in Sub-Saharan Africa

Dan Westervelt, a 2019 Center for Climate and Life Fellow, received funding to address the ongoing air pollution crisis in three large sub-Saharan African cities.

by |January 23, 2020
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Undergrad Research Assistant Opportunity: Investigate Coastal Adaptation in NYC

The research assistant will collaborate with community groups in the Rockaways and with the City of NY to help build capacity for coastal resilience.

by |January 23, 2020
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What’s a Climate Scientist to Wear During Awards Season?

Leading researchers design formal wear with a scientific edge

by |January 10, 2020