State of the Planet

News from the Columbia Climate School

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  • What’s Really Feeding Long Island’s Destructive Brown Tides?

    What’s Really Feeding Long Island’s Destructive Brown Tides?

    A new study shows that phosphorus and nitrogen should be reduced to mitigate harmful algae blooms in coastal NY waters.

  • Aureococcus

    Aureococcus

    On skin, it’s barely a freckle I’d make, But baby, en masse, we turn seas opaque! Come darkness, come famine, come poison or flood, My kind can flourish in any old crud.

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

  • What’s Really Feeding Long Island’s Destructive Brown Tides?

    What’s Really Feeding Long Island’s Destructive Brown Tides?

    A new study shows that phosphorus and nitrogen should be reduced to mitigate harmful algae blooms in coastal NY waters.

  • Aureococcus

    Aureococcus

    On skin, it’s barely a freckle I’d make, But baby, en masse, we turn seas opaque! Come darkness, come famine, come poison or flood, My kind can flourish in any old crud.