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Huge Land Buys Are Driving Tropical Forest Destruction

A new study finds that investments to establish new oil palm or tree plantations seem to consistently have higher rates of forest loss than other types of activities, such as mining and logging.

by |June 22, 2020
Pierre Dutrieux preparing a Seaglider for deployment in front of the Dotson Ice Shelf, West Antarctica, during a summer 2018 research expedition. (Photo courtesy of Pierre Dutrieux)

Refining Projections of Antarctic Ice Loss and Global Sea Level Rise

Research by Center for Climate and Life Fellow Pierre Dutrieux will lead to greater understanding of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet’s future stability and associated sea level rise.

by |June 16, 2020
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How Philanthropic Organizations Can Do More to Support Racial Equity

Black communities and organizations receive blatantly low philanthropic funding. To fix this, foundations must examine their values and the populations they serve.

by |June 11, 2020
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Report Outlines Path to Safe Reopening During COVID-19

The guide calls for a significant up-scaling of testing to determine when people can return to work safely, and says that businesses will have to fundamentally change how they do things.

by Elise Gout |May 29, 2020
Beth Fisher-Yoshida admires a mural.

New Book Will Highlight Important Lessons for Peacebuilding and Social Transformation

The Youth, Peace, and Security program shares lessons from working with youth leaders in Medellin, Colombia, to foster peace in communities afflicted by violence.

by Rachel Kirk |May 26, 2020
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Xiaomeng Jin Uses Satellite Imagery to Track Ozone Formation

Her research as a Ph.D. student at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory has yielded important information for air quality control efforts.

by |May 22, 2020

How Catastrophic Floods May Have Carved Greenland’s ‘Grand Canyon’

In a new study, researchers propose a mechanism for how mega-canyons under northern Greenland’s ice sheet formed: from a series of catastrophic outburst floods that suddenly and repeatedly drained lakes of meltwater.

by |April 30, 2020

Global COVID-19 Map Viewer Shows Case Data, Age/Sex Features of At-Risk Populations

A new tool provides data that can help identify populations most at risk from coronavirus, around the world and down to the U.S. county level.

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Project Takes A New Approach to Gauging New York City’s Emissions

Estimates say the city releases about 50 million tons of carbon a year, but no one has actually measured it. A new project is trying to change that.

by Elise Gout |April 28, 2020
Buildings surrounded by water flowing out of North Carolina's Cape Fear River in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. (Photo: Staff Sgt. Mary Junell/U.S. Army)

Waterfront Development Added Billions to Property Values Exposed to Hurricane Florence

Rapid development in flood-prone zones during recent decades helped boost the amount of property exposed to the 2018 hurricane substantially, a new study says.

by |April 21, 2020