California is not going to compromise on cars. Lots of older Californians remember smog so thick you could not see the mountains surrounding Los Angeles from within L.A. They do not want to go back to those bad old days.
policy Archives - State of the Planet
The Columbia Alliance program profiled Steve Cohen to discuss approaches to shape a sustainable urban future.
An environmental lawyer tells us about the impact of anti-plastic bag legislation across the world.
Why women need to be included in energy and sustainability discussions—and how we can make that happen.
The core American values of openness to new neighbors, tolerance, and the importance of family and charity are hard-wired into our culture.
It has been a fantastic first few weeks at the Earth Institute in my role as the new director. Reflecting on this early time here, I’d like to highlight something that I found particularly special about the Earth Institute: activities that go beyond Columbia and engage with the real world.
We have an opportunity to build an exciting, dynamic and transformative model sustainable city.
Student veterans may now receive up to $20,000 in a grant or tuition waiver, which is matched by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
Get a sneak peek at the major takeaways from The Sustainable City, the latest book by Earth Institute executive director Steve Cohen. Available now from Columbia University Press.
To tackle the challenge of how to effectively educate important stakeholders about ground water in the United States, 11 graduate students from the Earth Institute and School of International and Public Affairs MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program were asked to recommend a strategy to improve scientific literacy among policymakers and investors.