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Photo Essay: An Old-Growth Forest Near New York City Faces Storms and Sea-Level Rise

New Jersey’s Sandy Hook peninsula lies within sight of New York City. Here, researcher Nicole Davi of William Paterson University and Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory is studying trees dating as far back as the early 1800s. They have survived modern development, but rising seas and more powerful storms, both fueled by climate change, could eventually spell their end. (All photos: Kevin Krajick/Earth Institute)  READ THE FULL SCIENTIFIC STORY

Columbia campus skyline with text Columbia Climate School Class Day 2024 - Congratulations Graduates

Congratulations to our Columbia Climate School MA in Climate & Society Class of 2024! Learn about our May 10 Class Day celebration. #ColumbiaClimate2024

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