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Faculty Spotlight: Why Trees Will Always Have Something to Teach Us

Lamont research professor Brendan Buckley helps his students learn to listen to the trees.

by Olivia Colton |December 8, 2023
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Why Did This Journalist Enroll in the Climate and Society Program?

Vishal Manve is looking for new ways to help make the world more sustainable and just.

by |December 4, 2023
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Alumni Spotlight: When the Student Becomes the Teacher

A recent graduate of the Master of Science in Sustainability Science program, Reuben Goh hopes to convey his enthusiasm for the environment to future students.

by Olivia Colton |December 1, 2023

Climate School Announces Two New Appointments

Meet Melissa Lott and Catherine McKenna, two new members of the Columbia Climate School

by |November 30, 2023
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Student Spotlight: Ponce de Leon Tidwell

A senior in the Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development describes his path to natural history broadcast journalism.

by |November 28, 2023

Climate LIVE K12 Is Back: RSVP for Winter 2023 and Spring 2024 Sessions

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

by Laurel Zaima-Sheehy |November 7, 2023
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Student Spotlight: How the Sustainable Development Program Helped Further My Career

Two sustainable-development students reflect on career-defining internships.

by |November 3, 2023

Meet Steve Goldstein, Interim Director of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Steve Goldstein, interim director of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, talks about his long history with Columbia, and why the geosciences have such an important role to play in the climate crisis.

by |October 11, 2023
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8 Questions with Jeffrey Shaman, Columbia Climate School’s Interim Dean

A Q&A with Jeffrey Shaman, who recently assumed the role of interim dean at Columbia Climate School

by |October 5, 2023

When It Rains, It Pours. Why?

Atmospheric scientist Michela Biasutti investigates what drives rainfall on a wide variety of time scales, and how climate change may affect it. She is passing on the basics to students.

by Vanessa Lincoln |September 21, 2023