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Pangolins and the Consumers of Wildlife Trafficking

Earth Institute postdoc Nandini Velho writes about consumers of illegal wildlife products, including the obscure but heavily trafficked pangolin.

by |September 6, 2018

Alum Launches First-Ever Shared Electric Mopeds in New York City

With his passion for energy and sustainability, Frank Reig, an MPA in Environmental Science and Policy alum, is working to make urban transit “fast, affordable and way more fun.”

by |August 20, 2018

Uncovering the Science behind Environmental Legislation

The MPA in Environmental Science and Policy Workshop requirements mirror real-world sustainability problem-solving.

by |August 6, 2018

Ideology and the Transition to Environmental Sustainability

Anti-regulatory ideology is an obstacle to the development of the technology needed to transition to environmental sustainability.

by |August 6, 2018

Regulating the Sharing Economy: Uber and Airbnb

In regulating the sharing economy, remember that sharing is an asset for the sustainable city.

by |July 30, 2018

Being Pragmatic About the Transition to an Environmentally Sustainable Economy

We are in the midst of a transition to a renewable resource-based circular economy. It will take a long time to complete, but the process of change has begun.

by |July 23, 2018
team at a table with mini windmills on it

Making Progress in Sustainability May Require a Culture Shift In Science and Academia

A new commentary suggests innovative ideas to promote collaboration and interdisciplinary teamwork, which are essential to sustainability breakthroughs.

by |July 19, 2018

Bringing Women Back to the Table (and to the Power Plant)

Why women need to be included in energy and sustainability discussions—and how we can make that happen.

by |July 3, 2018

Meet the 2019 Environmental Science and Policy Student Government Organization

The organization is critical in connecting Environmental Science and Policy students to each other, the alumni network, and School of International and Public Affairs.

by |June 29, 2018
Windmill farm near Udumalpet in Tamil Nadu, India.

NatureNet Science Fellowship Now Accepting Applications for 2019

Apply for NatureNet Science Fellowships at Columbia University by September 7, 2018.

by |June 19, 2018