In the U.S., some 2,000 high hazard dams are in need of repairs. A project from the Columbia Water Center is helping to identify the most hazardous ones.
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In a new study, researchers report that their physics-based model of California earthquake hazards replicated estimates from the state’s leading statistical model.
An extensive investigation by the Reuters news agency has found that many children living on U.S. military bases may be exposed to hazardous levels of lead in decaying family housing.
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.
Having grown up poor, urbanist and Earth Institute faculty member Malo Hutson brings a unique perspective to his work with displaced and impoverished people.
Dr. David Maurrasse, adjunct research scholar at the Earth Institute, is seeking an intern to assist with qualitative research. Graduate and undergraduate students at Columbia and Barnard are welcome to apply.
Columbia’s Center on Global Energy Policy has analyzed how the proposal would affect the U.S. economy and emissions, as well as low-income households.
Researchers from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory are exploring how volcanic inputs are influencing ocean health in Hawaii.
Pictures Worth a Thousand Words: How Satellite Imagery is Improving Agriculture in Developing Countries
A partnership between two research institutes is helping to promote sustainable land-use practices in African nations.
New report finds that a moderate carbon tax could dramatically cut greenhouse gas emissions, with only minor effects on the economy.