student faculty spotlights Archives - State of the Planet

Xiaomeng Jin

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
jessica haller

Jessica Haller: Alum, Climate Activist, and City Council Contender

The Environmental Science and Policy alum is running for New York City Council on a platform that emphasizes sustainability, resilience, and equity.

by Greg Hopper |April 24, 2020

Cayte Bosler: Chronicler of Wilderness Conservation

Cayte is an explorer, an environmental journalist and conservationist, and a student in Columbia’s Sustainability Management masters program.

by |April 22, 2020

Kevin Uno: Examining How Early Humans Responded to Climate Change

Kevin Uno, a Center for Climate and Life Fellow, studies how abrupt changes in climate affected Neolithic human settlement, diet, and abandonment in northwest Africa.

by |April 9, 2020
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John Furlow: Helping Developing Countries Adapt to Climate Change

He and his team are deploying seasonal climate forecasts and index insurance to help Vietnamese farmers plan ahead for changing weather, and to enhance food security.

by |April 2, 2020

From the Containment Lab to the Developing World

Yanis Ben Amor, executive director of the Center for Sustainable Development at the Earth Institute, uses his background in molecular biology to fight for health care access and education in Africa and South Asia.

by |March 4, 2020

Jeff Fralick: Chasing Storms and Change

Always weather-obsessed, Fralick enrolled in the Sustainability Science program because he wants to take on the threats of climate change and incorporate sustainable practices into everyday life.

by Ofelia Mariana Lopez |February 13, 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

Empowering the Communities Most Vulnerable to Disaster

Jaishree Beedasy delves into how disasters disproportionately affect the most vulnerable groups in society, particularly children, and how to help them recover.

by |December 23, 2019
Brighton training young people in Hong Kong

Brighton Kaoma: Empowering Communities for Climate Action Since Age 14

As a teenage radio journalist in Zambia, Kaoma helped communities voice their environmental concerns. Now he’s a graduate student in Environmental Science and Policy.

by Brighton Mukupa Kaoma |November 20, 2019