CIESIN Archives - State of the Planet

Spring 2023 Student Research Opportunities

The Climate School is offering three new research assistant opportunities during the Spring 2023 semester.

by Yana Zeltser |January 11, 2023
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Year in Review: Our Top Stories of 2022

A list of some of our most popular articles and videos, plus some of our favorites that you shouldn’t miss.

by |December 22, 2022
map shows distribution of green roofs across NYC's five boroughs, mostly in Manhattan and Brooklyn

New Study Provides First Look at Green Roof Distribution Across NYC

The data reveal that only a tiny fraction of buildings have green roofs, and most are in wealthy areas.

by |November 1, 2022
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Presenting Climate LIVE K12: RSVP for Winter 2022 and Spring 2023 Sessions

In the Climate LIVE video series, experts from across the Columbia Climate School present climate and sustainability content for grade school and university students, educators, parents, and the public.

by Laurel Zaima and Christina Deodatis |October 11, 2022

Should Coastal Communities Rebuild or Retreat After Hurricane Ian?

The benefits and challenges of moving communities to safer ground.

by |October 7, 2022
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Undergraduate Research Assistant Opportunities for Fall 2022-Spring 2023

Opportunities related to climate, sustainable development, and the environment are available with distinguished faculty and researchers.

by Yana Zeltser |July 28, 2022
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Heat Waves: Climate School Experts Available to Comment

Hundreds of people have lost their lives in Spain and Portugal due to a heat wave that is moving north and east.

by |July 18, 2022

Biennial Index Finds the World Is Lagging on Environmental and Climate Goals

A handful of countries, including the United States, may emit half the world’s greenhouse gases by 2050.

by |June 1, 2022
Aerial Image captured by a DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone shows Columbia College students collecting vegetation data, for analysis utilizing near-infrared imagery to measure the health of plants on the surface. The data was the basis for a student-developed Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI). Callicoon, New York, March 2022.

Students Take the Driver’s Seat in Drone-Enabled Geospatial Data Analysis

Columbia College students pilot drones to enhance the power of their geospatial data collection.

by Elisabeth Sydor |May 18, 2022
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Why Climate Science Needs More Women Scientists

Women scientists continue to face unequal access to resources and opportunities in climate science. This lack of gender diversity is concerning, since women around the world will bear the brunt of climate change impacts.

by |February 11, 2022