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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
Map: U.S. Social Vulnerability Index Grids

Data Dive: Carolynne Hultquist on Spatial Data, Social Vulnerability and Disasters

Dr Hultquist discusses fusing GIS with crowd-sourced and social data to uncover new insights and inform disaster preparedness and response.

by |February 10, 2022
internships students work-study

Spring 2022 Undergraduate Research Assistant Opportunities

Undergraduates from Columbia will be able to serve as research assistants on projects related to sustainable development and the environment.

by |December 20, 2021
Four data sets reveal somewhat different areas at risk to sea level rise.

Improving Estimates of Population Exposed to Sea Level Rise: Not as Straightforward as It May Seem

Data choices are critical in assessing the risk of sea level rise faced by people living in low elevation coastal zones.

American Geophysical Union 2021: Key Events From the Columbia Climate School

A guide to some of the most provocative talks at the world’s largest gathering of earth and space scientists.

by |December 7, 2021

Researchers Map Impacts of Human Sewage Along the World’s Coasts

Newly granular details may help cities plan strategies to deal with wastewater.

by |November 15, 2021

Pod of the Planet Episode 17: Mapping Out a Vaccination Strategy in Nigeria

In this episode, we talk to two experts from the GRID3 program, which is providing geospatial data to support Nigeria’s COVID-19 vaccination planning.

by |November 3, 2021