student faculty spotlights Archives - State of the Planet

Q&A with Juan Nicolás Hernandez-Aguilera on Coffee and Climate

How research at Columbia University is making coffee production more sustainable.

Josefina Correa

Student Spotlight: Incorporating Sustainable Policies Within the Mining Industry

Former mining consultant Josefina Correa is studying Environmental Science and Policy in order to provide sustainable solutions to mining industry challenges.

by |August 16, 2019

Ben Orlove on the Anthropology of Climate Change and Glacier Retreat

Scientist Ben Orlove discusses why it’s important to bring an anthropological dimension to the science of climate change and glacial retreat.

by |July 10, 2019

A Seismologist Present at the Discovery of Plate Tectonics

Lynn Sykes, a pivotal figure in the development of plate tectonics, discusses a new memoir of his career.

by |June 6, 2019
Courtney Small and James Ossman

Earth Institute Alumni Helped Launch Etsy Carbon Offset Initiative

The major e-commerce site is the first to offset 100% of its carbon emissions from shipping — and two Sustainability Management graduates helped to make it happen.

by |June 4, 2019

How Changes in Climate Impacted Ancient Civilizations

William D’Andrea studies past climates to see how societies such as the Vikings and the Rapanui of Easter Island dealt with environmental change. His work may help us adapt to a hotter future.

by |May 31, 2019
Jacqueline Klopp in Nairobi

Jacqueline Klopp Helps Public Transit to Grow Sustainably

She’s finding new ways collect and share data in rapidly growing cities — and the results will help to build a healthier future for the entire planet.

by |May 16, 2019
maureen raymo portrait

Maureen Raymo on Lamont’s Living Library of Earth History

The paleoclimatologist and marine geologist talks about why the miles and miles of marine sediment samples in Lamont’s Core Repository are so important.

by |April 16, 2019

Faculty Spotlight: Sara Tjossem Focuses on Sustainability and the History of Science

Senior lecturer Sara Tjossem discusses her research and role in the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program.

by |April 1, 2019

5 Questions: Richard Plunz on Crowdsourcing Urban Design with Twitter

A project from the Urban Design Lab combines mapping techniques with Twitter-usage data to gain a real-time understanding of how people occupy public space.

by |March 19, 2019