State of the Planet

News from the Columbia Climate School

Alice Yan

  • Come Ride on the Cicada Carousel

    Come Ride on the Cicada Carousel

    Getting people interested in wildlife conservation is no easy feat. Zoos serve a critical, but often overlooked, role.

  • The Art of Catching a Bobcat

    The Art of Catching a Bobcat

    Chopped beaver and chilled urine. Shiny feather boas and smelly mating lures. The extreme lengths to which ecologists must go to catch an elusive animal.

Banner featuring a collage of extreme heat images.

Recent record-breaking heat waves have affected communities across the world. The Extreme Heat Workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners to advance the state of knowledge, identify community needs, and develop a framework for evaluating risks with a focus on climate justice. Register by June 15

  • Come Ride on the Cicada Carousel

    Come Ride on the Cicada Carousel

    Getting people interested in wildlife conservation is no easy feat. Zoos serve a critical, but often overlooked, role.

  • The Art of Catching a Bobcat

    The Art of Catching a Bobcat

    Chopped beaver and chilled urine. Shiny feather boas and smelly mating lures. The extreme lengths to which ecologists must go to catch an elusive animal.