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Trump’s ‘Industry First, Science Last’ Agenda Is Costing Lives

The president’s ongoing war on science has significantly weakened researchers’ ability to respond to COVID-19 and other looming public health and environmental crises.

by Romany Webb and Lauren Kurtz |April 2, 2020
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EPA’s COVID-19 Policy Will Further Restrict Public Access to Climate Data

While hiding inconvenient facts may not be the intention behind EPA’s COVID-19 policy, it could very well be its effect.

by Romany Webb |April 2, 2020

What Can We Learn From COVID-19 to Help With Climate Change?

Three Earth Institute experts weigh in.

by |March 26, 2020
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Tribes Claim U.S. Government Violates Human Rights by Failing to Address Climate-Forced Displacement

Five U.S. tribes claim that climate change compromises their human rights, including rights to life, health, housing, water, sanitation, and a healthy environment.

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The Latest in Climate Change Attribution and the Law

A new paper provides a comprehensive overview of our understanding of how humans are affecting the global climate system, and its application in legal settings.

by Michael Burger, Jessica Wentz, and Radley Horton |February 7, 2020
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U.N. Human Rights Committee Issues Landmark Climate Migration Decision

The decision may open the door for climate refugee claims down the line.

by Hillary Aidun and Ama Francis |January 23, 2020

Con Ed Study Details Projected Climate Impacts on Energy Systems

Report finds extreme heat, coastal storm surge, inland flooding and more violent storms will significantly impact the energy systems of the New York City area in the 21st century.

by |December 20, 2019
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12 Legal Tools to Push Climate Preparedness

Extreme weather events are becoming more frequent and severe. Here are 12 ways the law can help society cope with these impacts.

by |December 16, 2019
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Should New York Build a Storm Surge Barrier?

A recent event at Columbia University debated the pros and cons.

by |October 24, 2019
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100+ Climate Experts at the Earth Institute

Sources and story ideas for journalists during ‘Covering Climate Now,’ Climate Week, and beyond.

by |September 11, 2019