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  • Japan Retreats to Coal and Energy Incoherence Reigns Supreme

    Japan Retreats to Coal and Energy Incoherence Reigns Supreme

    Our climate challenged planet desperately needs a 21st century, low-polluting, decarbonized energy system.

  • Lessons from the Japan Earthquake

    Lessons from the Japan Earthquake

    The jolt in Japan stunned even scientists who’ve studied earthquakes all their lives.

  • Crisis in Japan: Earth Institute Reactions

    The largest ever recorded earthquake in Japan’s history has triggered a sequence of events that have killed thousands, crushed and submerged cities and towns and left a financial toll that will take years for an already struggling economy to recover. Videos and stories slowly began to emerge as the sun rose in Japan the day…

  • Learning From Japan’s Catastrophe

    Learning From Japan’s Catastrophe

    The images and stories of the devastation caused by Japan’s massive earthquake is heart wrenching. We see countless examples of extraordinary acts of human courage and generosity as the local, national and world communities struggle to respond to this catastrophe. Japan, a nation that has long ensured that its buildings were built to withstand earthquakes…

  • China, Japan, U.S. Star at U.N. Climate Change Summit

    China, Japan, U.S. Star at U.N. Climate Change Summit

    The U.N. Summit on Climate Change is underway today in NYC with nearly 100 heads of state in attendance to address carbon emissions and climate change.  Several leaders  — including the president of the Maldives and the prime minister of Japan — offered impassioned pleas to take action and make strong commitments to reducing carbon…

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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

  • Japan Retreats to Coal and Energy Incoherence Reigns Supreme

    Japan Retreats to Coal and Energy Incoherence Reigns Supreme

    Our climate challenged planet desperately needs a 21st century, low-polluting, decarbonized energy system.

  • Lessons from the Japan Earthquake

    Lessons from the Japan Earthquake

    The jolt in Japan stunned even scientists who’ve studied earthquakes all their lives.

  • Crisis in Japan: Earth Institute Reactions

    The largest ever recorded earthquake in Japan’s history has triggered a sequence of events that have killed thousands, crushed and submerged cities and towns and left a financial toll that will take years for an already struggling economy to recover. Videos and stories slowly began to emerge as the sun rose in Japan the day…

  • Learning From Japan’s Catastrophe

    Learning From Japan’s Catastrophe

    The images and stories of the devastation caused by Japan’s massive earthquake is heart wrenching. We see countless examples of extraordinary acts of human courage and generosity as the local, national and world communities struggle to respond to this catastrophe. Japan, a nation that has long ensured that its buildings were built to withstand earthquakes…

  • China, Japan, U.S. Star at U.N. Climate Change Summit

    China, Japan, U.S. Star at U.N. Climate Change Summit

    The U.N. Summit on Climate Change is underway today in NYC with nearly 100 heads of state in attendance to address carbon emissions and climate change.  Several leaders  — including the president of the Maldives and the prime minister of Japan — offered impassioned pleas to take action and make strong commitments to reducing carbon…