Sustainability Archives - State of the Planet

Seeking Book Proposals on Water, Green Infrastructure, Climate Change Adaptation, and Public Health

The Education Committee of the Earth Institute faculty is seeking proposals for a new series of sustainability primers to be published by Columbia University Press. Proposals are due by March 4, 2019.

by |January 11, 2019

The Truly Serious Side of Roadkill

A new film how India’s fast-expanding road networks is fragmenting the few remaining refuges of many endangered creatures. The results are hard to watch.

by |January 8, 2019

Renewable Energy: What’s True, What’s False

A short, handy new guide from the Earth Institute cuts through the noise about renewable energy to lay out the facts about this politically charged subject.

by |January 7, 2019
Road Salt Runoff Stains

How Road Salt Harms the Environment

Recent research indicates that salt is accumulating in the environment and poses an emerging threat both to ecosystems and human health.

by |December 11, 2018

Promoting but Regulating Electric Bikes in New York City

We need to be as creative in regulating new technologies and business models as the people who are making and selling these products and services.

by |December 10, 2018

The Green New Deal and a Vision of Environmental Sustainability

The widespread and growing attention paid to environmental sustainability is difficult to ignore.

by |December 3, 2018

Climate Fact and Right Wing Fantasy

The Trump administration’s effort to bury the newest climate report isn’t working.

by |November 26, 2018

Seeing the Forest for More Than the Trees: Adding Conservation into Holistic Development

International development increasingly recognizes that governance, economic growth, health, and human well-being are inextricably linked—multisectoral programming is the order of the day. But conservation too often gets left out of the picture.

by |November 20, 2018

Anti-Government Ideology in our More Complex World

Fires continue to burn in California as the air quality declines to dangerous levels. Hurricanes and floods this fall left a path of destruction as communities all over this country struggled to put themselves back together.

by |November 19, 2018

Consulting for a Sustainable Future

First Environment talks the importance of integrating economic and environmental sustainability at a Speakers Series’ event on October 19.

by |November 7, 2018