General Earth Institute Archives - Page 2 of 192 - State of the Planet

Environmental Sustainability as a Business Opportunity and Risk

Consumers, businesses, and governments are paying more attention to the environment today than they did yesterday. They will also be paying more attention to environmental sustainability tomorrow than they do today.

by |May 31, 2022

Graduation Ceremonies Return to the Real World

The reappearance of caps, gowns, hoods, paper diplomas, and smiling friends and families provide continuity and reassurance. I am happy that I got to see that once again, last week.

by |May 23, 2022

Meet Global Press: Filling Global News Gaps With Female Reporters

This innovative journalism network trains, publishes and protects reporters in many of the world’s least-covered, most troubled regions.

by |May 20, 2022

Lazy Bears and Confused Birds: What a Warming Planet Means for Wildlife

In the Arctic, climate change is upsetting the migratory rhythms of many species, disrupting pollinators, and spelling trouble for ecosystems around the world.

by David J. Craig |May 17, 2022

Now Hiring: Lecturer in the Field of Climate and Environmental Justice

The Columbia Climate School invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track, renewable position of associate in discipline/lecturer in discipline/senior lecturer in discipline in the field of climate and environmental justice.

by |April 26, 2022

Earth Day Urgency

We are nowhere close to achieving the transition to environmental sustainability, but the process is well underway here in the United States. To achieve this, we need to think about our shared values rather than our differences. Let’s make every day an Earth Day.

by |April 25, 2022

hAIku: AI Generated Poetry

Have Da Vinci, an artificial intelligence engine created by OpenAI, compose a haiku on the science or nature topic of your choice!

by |April 22, 2022
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Unpaid Internships are Unethical and Wrong

Internships can be valuable and important apprenticeship opportunities for students engaged in them. They should be encouraged, and they should be paid.

by |March 21, 2022

Green Jobs and the Transition to An Environmentally Sustainable Economy

The transition to environmental sustainability has begun, and it is important that it is connected to economic development and job creation.

by |February 28, 2022

Public Service and Community Can Address New York City’s Post-COVID Crisis

As we struggle to emerge from COVID, we have the direct and clear leadership of our new mayor and the noble service and sacrifice of NYPD’s Jason Rivera and Wilbert Mora to strengthen our resolve. But it will take all of us in service to each other to ensure our recovery.

by |January 31, 2022