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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

Intern With the Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development This Spring

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until February 7.

by |January 24, 2023
David Kohlstedt of the University of Minnesota has won the 2023 Vetlesen Prize for achievement in the earth sciences. (Courtesy David Kohlstedt)

Explorer of Deep Earth Wins Vetlesen Prize

Using sophisticated equipment, David Kohlstedt has recreated the pressure, temperature and chemical conditions in the Earth’s mantle, which humans cannot observe directly. His findings have laid the basis for understanding many of the processes that drive the planet’s dynamics.

by |January 24, 2023

The Revival of Tibbetts Brook: An Environmental Victory for the Bronx

The 21st century has seen enormous progress in understanding the importance of adding green space and utilizing ecosystem services in New York City. The Tibbetts Brook project will keep our water cleaner and provide a new mile-long green space in the southern Bronx.

by |January 23, 2023
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Resilient Coastal Communities and Climate Adaptation: Lessons from New York for New Zealand

A Fulbright scholar from the South Pacific shares the lessons she will bring home after a research fellowship with the Climate School’s Resilient Coastal Communities Project.

by Aya Morris |January 20, 2023

Funding Opportunities for Student Travel in Spring 2023

Travel grant funding is meant to support students’ continued learning, by helping to facilitate fieldwork in the areas of climate change, sustainable development and the environment.

by Yana Zeltser |January 19, 2023

Letting Enchantment Lead the Way: Iceland’s Hidden Folk and Environmental Protection

A new book explores the world of wonder contained in Icelandic myth, and considers how it might spill out of storybook pages and into real life.

by Gísli Pálsson |January 19, 2023
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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
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The Paradox of Lithium

The clean energy transition depends heavily on lithium, but mining this element is not “clean.” We must not fall into the same traps from which we are trying to free ourselves.

by Marco Tedesco |January 18, 2023

Regulating Greenwashing

The purpose of greenwashing rules is not to prevent innocent errors or ignore tradeoffs but to discourage outright deception.

by |January 17, 2023