State of the Planet

News from the Columbia Climate School

Bioremediation

  • The Art and Science of ‘Earth Repair’

    The Art and Science of ‘Earth Repair’

    An interview with bioremediation educator and disaster response worker Leila Darwish on healing communities and repairing ecological wounds.

  • Nature’s Toxic Crusaders

    Nature’s Toxic Crusaders

    Can mushrooms help clean up oil spills? Can oysters filter sewage pollution? Industrial waste is being injected into the planet’s soil and water as a result of human activity. Pioneers in the field of conservation and sustainability are employing nature’s own biological task force to help clean up.

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

  • The Art and Science of ‘Earth Repair’

    The Art and Science of ‘Earth Repair’

    An interview with bioremediation educator and disaster response worker Leila Darwish on healing communities and repairing ecological wounds.

  • Nature’s Toxic Crusaders

    Nature’s Toxic Crusaders

    Can mushrooms help clean up oil spills? Can oysters filter sewage pollution? Industrial waste is being injected into the planet’s soil and water as a result of human activity. Pioneers in the field of conservation and sustainability are employing nature’s own biological task force to help clean up.