An event on March 6 will bring together representatives from the world’s most powerful industries to discuss the role of business in addressing today’s urgent sustainability challenges.
Sustainability Archives - State of the Planet
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.
Ultimately, sustainable food production is a tradeoff between optimizing yield and minimizing environmental degradation.
A recent case study of multidisciplinary work within the Earth Institute highlights challenges and best practices, to smooth the path for future cross-cutting projects.
My last days in the field brought us to monuments in a makeshift home near the ocean, a flooded field next to a school, and adjacent to a jute mill. Most of us now head back to Dhaka, the capital. Céline will stay on a few more days, then Hasnat with Saif and Nahin will continue until all the monuments are resurveyed.
We continued our GPS surveys of monuments to measure land subsidence. While the work general went very well, we faced challenges from obscured or tilted monuments. We also struggled with large traffic delays, particularly at unpredictable ferry crossings.
Getting to remote sites started to prove challenging, and involved many forms of transportation by land and water.
I am back in Bangladesh once more to investigate the balance between sea level rise, the sinking of the land, and the filling of the space with sediments.
Starting in the fall 2020 semester, students will be able to complete the program by enrolling in either online or on-campus courses, or both.
The Education Committee of the Earth Institute faculty is seeking proposals for a series of sustainability primers published by Columbia University Press. Proposals are due by March 2, 2020.