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  • Dredging up New York City’s Glacial Memory

    Dredging up New York City’s Glacial Memory

    Glaciologist Elizabeth Case spoke to New Yorkers about the role glaciers have played in designing the city’s landscape.

  • Students Tour Gowanus Canal Superfund Site

    Students Tour Gowanus Canal Superfund Site

    With the help of local tour guides, Environmental Science and Policy students learned about the background and current state of one of the most contaminated sites in the country.

  • Nature’s Toxic Crusaders

    Nature’s Toxic Crusaders

    Can mushrooms help clean up oil spills? Can oysters filter sewage pollution? Industrial waste is being injected into the planet’s soil and water as a result of human activity. Pioneers in the field of conservation and sustainability are employing nature’s own biological task force to help clean up.

Science for the Planet: In these short video explainers, discover how scientists and scholars across the Columbia Climate School are working to understand the effects of climate change and help solve the crisis.
  • Dredging up New York City’s Glacial Memory

    Dredging up New York City’s Glacial Memory

    Glaciologist Elizabeth Case spoke to New Yorkers about the role glaciers have played in designing the city’s landscape.

  • Students Tour Gowanus Canal Superfund Site

    Students Tour Gowanus Canal Superfund Site

    With the help of local tour guides, Environmental Science and Policy students learned about the background and current state of one of the most contaminated sites in the country.

  • Nature’s Toxic Crusaders

    Nature’s Toxic Crusaders

    Can mushrooms help clean up oil spills? Can oysters filter sewage pollution? Industrial waste is being injected into the planet’s soil and water as a result of human activity. Pioneers in the field of conservation and sustainability are employing nature’s own biological task force to help clean up.