State of the Planet

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Photo Essay: The Re-Greening of Puerto Rico

In October 2017, Hurricane Maria tore through the forests of Puerto Rico. The immediate effects were widespread. Such powerful storms are projected to become more frequent in the tropics and subtropics as climate warms, so long-term changes could be in store as well. Three months after the storm, a team led by Columbia University forest ecologist Maria Uriarte began investigating. (All photos: Kevin Krajick)  READ THE FULL SCIENTIFIC STORY

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Recent record-breaking heat waves have affected communities across the world. The Extreme Heat Workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners to advance the state of knowledge, identify community needs, and develop a framework for evaluating risks with a focus on climate justice. Register by June 15

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