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Sailing Around the Bangladesh Coastal Zone

I am back in Bangladesh to explore the distribution of fresh and saline groundwater in the coastal zone, needed for drinking in the dry season.

by |March 12, 2022

Into the Sundarban Mangrove Forest and Back

For the last week of our trip, we traveled by boat to reach the sites where we are measuring subsidence in the Sundarban Mangrove Forest and nearby embanked islands.

by |January 18, 2022

From Barisal to Khulna

We continued to service our GNSS and RSET-MH equipment measuring land subsidence in coastal Bangladesh. Long distances, poor roads and slow ferries made for very long days, but we were able to complete the work at the sites.

by |January 13, 2022

Dhaka and Beyond

After a week of meetings and a wedding in Dhaka, we headed back to the field to service equipment measuring land subsidence in Bangladesh.

by |January 11, 2022

Back to Bangladesh at Last

I am finally back in Bangladesh after a pandemic hiatus. I need to repair precision GPSs that failed over the last few years. They are measuring tectonic movements for earthquake hazard and land subsidence, which exacerbates sea level rise.

by |January 2, 2022
Map showing "Hotspots"--areas of intense activity--of migration in and out of countries of North Africa

New Climate Migration Modelling Puts a Human Face on Climate Impacts

New models project number of migrants within countries of six regions of the world to be up to 216 million by 2050.

Upcoming Scientific Fieldwork: 2021 and Beyond

Earth Institute researchers are in the field studying the dynamics of the planet on every continent and every ocean. Here is a list of projects.

by |August 24, 2021

Warfare, Not Climate, Is Driving Resurgent Hunger in Africa, Says Study

A 2009-2018 analysis of 14 countries teases out the factors behind reversals in food security. Conflict, not drought, is behind much of it.

by |August 12, 2021

Food Systems Offer Huge Opportunities to Cut Emissions, Study Finds

Researchers drilling into the many moving parts of food systems say that greenhouse-gas emissions have been systematically underestimated.

by |June 8, 2021

Declining Biodiversity in Wild Amazon Fisheries Threatens Human Diet

New research suggests that declines in wild fish species may compromise nutrition in an already poor region. Substituting cultivated species may not help.

by |May 28, 2021