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  • Gift Launches New Research Program on Sustainability

    Gift Launches New Research Program on Sustainability

    With a $500,000 gift in seed funding provided by Kingfull Ding, the Earth Institute is launching the Research Program on Sustainability Policy and Management under the direction of Professor Steven Cohen, executive director of the Earth Institute. The program will provide a rigorous analytic base to better understand important sustainability issues and to develop more…

  • Join Us in Honoring One of the Founders of Earth Day

    Join Us in Honoring One of the Founders of Earth Day

    Today, in honor of Earth Day 2013, the Earth Institute is proud to honor an extraordinary woman who played a pioneering role in shaping how the world thinks about making our planet more sustainable for present and future generations. The late Marilyn Laurie, a Barnard graduate, was a stay-at-home mother of two young girls when…

  • Discussing Climate, Cities and Food

    Discussing Climate, Cities and Food

    Last week, the Earth Institute and the International Research Institute for Climate and Society hosted a discussion on cities, food and climate. What were people saying? Find out in this Storify recap of reactions from across Twitter!

  • The ‘Skinny’ on Antarctic Sea Ice

    The ‘Skinny’ on Antarctic Sea Ice

    One piece of our IceBridge mission focuses on sea ice here in the south. Sea ice in the northern regions has been reducing at dramatic rates over the last decade, setting a new record just this year, but the story in the south is not so clear. In fact, there has been a buzz that…

  • Practicum Introduces Students to Earth Institute Research

    Each fall the Earth Institute offers a unique insight into the cutting-edge research of institute centers and units and the policy implications of that research in the Earth Institute Practicum. The practicum provides an opportunity to learn about issues in sustainable development, sustainability management and environmental science from faculty and researchers in these areas.

  • Student Research Showcase 2012

    Student Research Showcase 2012

    The Earth Institute, Columbia University was proud to support student research in the areas of environment and sustainable development at the annual Student Research Showcase on April 27, 2012. Student interns, research assistants and travel grant recipients, and their Faculty and Research Advisors, were honored for their research contributions that ranged in topics from biodiversity,…

  • Sustainable Development Seniors Put Their Knowledge into Practice

    Seniors in the Sustainable Development program gained real life experience as consultants through their work on projects with the Natural Resource Defense Council, Population Council and Partnership for Parks, while at the same time providing these clients with fresh and innovative ideas.

  • The Center for Career Education Speaks with Students

    The Center for Career Education Speaks with Students

    Here are four questions to ask yourself if you’re a student about to start searching for a post-graduate job or internship: What do you like to do? How do you like to work? What sort of environment do you best work in? What things will you most value in a job? Financial security, prestige, helping…

  • Measuring the Ice From a Bird’s Eye View!

    Measuring the Ice From a Bird’s Eye View!

    Operation IceBridge Antarctica ramps up for a second year of ice surveys. Originating from Chile, a series of airborne missions will be flown almost daily from the airbase in Punta Arenas.

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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

  • Gift Launches New Research Program on Sustainability

    Gift Launches New Research Program on Sustainability

    With a $500,000 gift in seed funding provided by Kingfull Ding, the Earth Institute is launching the Research Program on Sustainability Policy and Management under the direction of Professor Steven Cohen, executive director of the Earth Institute. The program will provide a rigorous analytic base to better understand important sustainability issues and to develop more…

  • Join Us in Honoring One of the Founders of Earth Day

    Join Us in Honoring One of the Founders of Earth Day

    Today, in honor of Earth Day 2013, the Earth Institute is proud to honor an extraordinary woman who played a pioneering role in shaping how the world thinks about making our planet more sustainable for present and future generations. The late Marilyn Laurie, a Barnard graduate, was a stay-at-home mother of two young girls when…

  • Discussing Climate, Cities and Food

    Discussing Climate, Cities and Food

    Last week, the Earth Institute and the International Research Institute for Climate and Society hosted a discussion on cities, food and climate. What were people saying? Find out in this Storify recap of reactions from across Twitter!

  • The ‘Skinny’ on Antarctic Sea Ice

    The ‘Skinny’ on Antarctic Sea Ice

    One piece of our IceBridge mission focuses on sea ice here in the south. Sea ice in the northern regions has been reducing at dramatic rates over the last decade, setting a new record just this year, but the story in the south is not so clear. In fact, there has been a buzz that…

  • Practicum Introduces Students to Earth Institute Research

    Each fall the Earth Institute offers a unique insight into the cutting-edge research of institute centers and units and the policy implications of that research in the Earth Institute Practicum. The practicum provides an opportunity to learn about issues in sustainable development, sustainability management and environmental science from faculty and researchers in these areas.

  • Student Research Showcase 2012

    Student Research Showcase 2012

    The Earth Institute, Columbia University was proud to support student research in the areas of environment and sustainable development at the annual Student Research Showcase on April 27, 2012. Student interns, research assistants and travel grant recipients, and their Faculty and Research Advisors, were honored for their research contributions that ranged in topics from biodiversity,…

  • Sustainable Development Seniors Put Their Knowledge into Practice

    Seniors in the Sustainable Development program gained real life experience as consultants through their work on projects with the Natural Resource Defense Council, Population Council and Partnership for Parks, while at the same time providing these clients with fresh and innovative ideas.

  • The Center for Career Education Speaks with Students

    The Center for Career Education Speaks with Students

    Here are four questions to ask yourself if you’re a student about to start searching for a post-graduate job or internship: What do you like to do? How do you like to work? What sort of environment do you best work in? What things will you most value in a job? Financial security, prestige, helping…

  • Measuring the Ice From a Bird’s Eye View!

    Measuring the Ice From a Bird’s Eye View!

    Operation IceBridge Antarctica ramps up for a second year of ice surveys. Originating from Chile, a series of airborne missions will be flown almost daily from the airbase in Punta Arenas.