conservation Archives - State of the Planet


We Are Running Out of Time to Pass the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

The Senate has a unique opportunity to transform conservation efforts in the U.S. And with midterm elections coming soon, the clock is ticking.

by Ezekiel Maben, Oliver Hegi, Mel Peh, and Courtney Federico |November 4, 2022
manishka de mel and cynthia rosenzweig post with their book

Manishka De Mel: Helping People and Ecosystems Adapt to Climate Change

At the Center for Climate Systems Research, she translates information about climate risks to support resilience-building in developing countries.

by |June 24, 2022
photos of bay in 2011 and 2016

In Energy, Water and Climate Crises, Conservation is Still Too Often an Unmentionable ‘C’ Word

Whether the challenge is energy, mobility or water, addiction to the status quo has long cut against doing something incredibly effective at community scale: using less.

by |June 8, 2022
a tiger in a forested area

Study Establishes Key Areas for Tiger Movement in Central India

By mapping out overlapping areas identified as tiger corridors in previous studies, researchers hope to send a clear and cohesive message on which areas are most important for conservation.

by |May 23, 2022
Olga Frolova

Olga Frolova: From Honeybee Hobbyist to Pollinator Promoter

Before graduating from the Columbia Climate School, Frolova will intern at the Bee Conservancy to raise awareness about the importance of protecting these industrious insects.

by |May 9, 2022
A cicada on the Bronx Zoo's Bug Carousel

Come Ride on the Cicada Carousel

Getting people interested in wildlife conservation is no easy feat. Zoos serve a critical, but often overlooked, role.

by Alice Yan |April 26, 2022
flooded wetland

Losing a Hectare of Wetlands Could Cost $8,000 Per Year in Flood Damages

New findings may help inform discussions as the Supreme Court takes up a case that could limit wetland protections under the Clean Water Act.

by |January 28, 2022

Alumni Spotlight: Sage Solomine Raises Funds for Big Cat Conservation

Sage Solomine leveraged her master’s degree from the Environmental Science and Policy program to achieve her goal of protecting big cats with Panthera.

by Alexis Earl |December 9, 2021
Two tiny flies sit on wet snow.

Scientist Questions Ethics of Collecting Endangered Insects for Study

As glaciers disappear, so too do the insects that call them home. So an ecologist has questioned whether traditional methods of killing insects to study them is sustainable.

by |November 4, 2021

Columbia Climate School’s Non-Degree Offerings for Fall 2021

Starting in fall 2021, the Columbia Climate School will offer non-degree educational programs for high school students and adult learners.

by |September 13, 2021