Earth Institute, Author at State of the Planet

globe in hand

Intern With Sustainability Programs at Columbia Climate School’s Earth Institute

Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis until February 1.

by |January 26, 2022

Study of West Antarctica’s Deep Past Reinforces Vulnerability to Melting

The continent’s western ice sheet turns out to once have been much bigger than previously thought. This implies that the now smaller version could waste quickly.

by |December 15, 2021

Oceans Could Be Harnessed to Remove Carbon From Air, Say U.S. Science Leaders

Seaweed cultivation, altering the chemistry of seawater, or even injecting electrical currents should be studied, say the authors.

by |December 9, 2021

Columbia Professor Shahid Naeem to Head Ecological Society of America

The Columbia ecologist will serve as the society’s president in 2023-2024.

by |December 9, 2021
Soot and emissions pour out of a building in New York City

Study Shows Success of New York City’s Clean Heat Program

The ban of heating oil #6 has been effective in reducing air pollution.

by |December 8, 2021

International Team to Drill Deep Through Antarctic Ice Into Ancient Sediments

The research project, dubbed SWAIS 2C, will investigate the sensitivity of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet to global warming of 2 degrees Centigrade.

by |November 20, 2021
cooked turkey on table

Advice on How to Deal With Family Politics and COVID-19 Concerns This Thanksgiving

Feeling anxious about seeing your family this Thanksgiving? Check out these tips on how to avoid uncomfortable conflicts and enjoy your holiday.

by Caroline Harting and Acacia O'Connor |November 19, 2021

Statistics Breakthrough May Help Scientists Calculate Likelihood of Worst-Case Scenarios

What unlikely event is most likely to end life on Earth? A new method might help scientists approach questions like this.

by |November 18, 2021
Columbia Engineering professor Daniel Esposito and colleague at microscope

Columbia Launches a Carbontech Initiative to Bring Climate Solutions to Market

The program will help researchers and entrepreneurs develop and scale carbon-cutting technologies.

by |November 17, 2021

Researchers Map Impacts of Human Sewage Along the World’s Coasts

Newly granular details may help cities plan strategies to deal with wastewater.

by |November 15, 2021