Columbia Climate School, Author at State of the Planet

Human Activity Has Degraded More Than a Third of the Remaining Amazon Rain Forest

A new study finds that an area 10 times the size of the United Kingdom has been affected by some form of human disturbance, contributing to biodiversity loss and carbon emissions.

by |January 26, 2023
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Restoring Land for Livelihoods Can Have Ecological Benefits, Study Suggests

Acoustic recorders detected promising changes in the soundscape after a restoration project in India.

by |January 26, 2023
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Columbia Climate School Welcomes New Faculty Member Jessica Fanzo

Jessica Fanzo will be joining the Climate School faculty as professor of climate in July.

by |January 24, 2023
Minouche Shafik

Columbia University Names Minouche Shafik 20th President

Board of Trustees elects leading economist and current president of the London School of Economics and Political Science to succeed Lee C. Bollinger.

by |January 18, 2023

2022 Tied for Fifth Warmest Year

Last year saw a continuation of the long-term rise in the planet’s average temperature.

by |January 13, 2023
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New Project Will Develop Climate Action Plan to Ensure New York City Water Quality

With nearly $3 million in federal funding, Climate School researchers will help develop a climate action plan to mitigate the effects of climate change on the city’s water supply.

by |January 13, 2023
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Why Ghana Relies Heavily on Used Cars

Used vehicles serve real needs across Africa, but they also contribute to its public health and environmental problems through crashes and pollution.

by Festival Godwin Boateng and Jacqueline Klopp |January 10, 2023
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Alumni Join Forces to Protect Wildlife at Major Conference in Panama

Three Environmental Science and Policy alumni worked to protect wild fauna and flora threatened by the international trade at a major wildlife conference in November.

by |December 23, 2022
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Year in Review: Our Top Stories of 2022

A list of some of our most popular articles and videos, plus some of our favorites that you shouldn’t miss.

by |December 22, 2022
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Tackling Crowd Management in Subways During Pandemics

Columbia researchers are working with the MTA to develop machine learning and traffic models to optimize traffic flow during pandemics.

by Holly Evarts |December 16, 2022