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  • Drilling for Carbon-Storing Rocks in Suburban New York

    Drilling for Carbon-Storing Rocks in Suburban New York

    Under the shopping malls and highways of suburbia, there might one day be a partial fix for global warming. Since August, engineers have been drilling just west of the Tappan Zee Bridge to collect samples of rock from the Newark Basin, an ancient rock formation stretching beneath New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. As they…

  • Carbon Capture, Policy Change, and My First Assignment

    Lecture on UK Policy of Carbon Capture Storage with Dr. Tim Fox of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers is happening on February 2, 2011 at 4:00pm in Alfred Lerner Hall, Room 555. This event is free and open to the public with light refreshments.

  • Scientists Visit Carbon Capture and Sequestration Site in Iceland

    Reducing carbon dioxide emissions while meeting the world’s ever increasing energy needs is one of the greatest challenges of this century. Scientists, researchers and students at the Earth Institute, Columbia University, with the enduring support of donors like Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest, who helped establish the Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy, are developing novel approaches…

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

  • Drilling for Carbon-Storing Rocks in Suburban New York

    Drilling for Carbon-Storing Rocks in Suburban New York

    Under the shopping malls and highways of suburbia, there might one day be a partial fix for global warming. Since August, engineers have been drilling just west of the Tappan Zee Bridge to collect samples of rock from the Newark Basin, an ancient rock formation stretching beneath New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. As they…

  • Carbon Capture, Policy Change, and My First Assignment

    Lecture on UK Policy of Carbon Capture Storage with Dr. Tim Fox of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers is happening on February 2, 2011 at 4:00pm in Alfred Lerner Hall, Room 555. This event is free and open to the public with light refreshments.

  • Scientists Visit Carbon Capture and Sequestration Site in Iceland

    Reducing carbon dioxide emissions while meeting the world’s ever increasing energy needs is one of the greatest challenges of this century. Scientists, researchers and students at the Earth Institute, Columbia University, with the enduring support of donors like Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest, who helped establish the Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy, are developing novel approaches…