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  • Water Week Event Sparks Deep Discussion Around Community-driven Urban Planning

    Water Week Event Sparks Deep Discussion Around Community-driven Urban Planning

    More than 70 researchers, government officials, consultants, and academics came together at the Forum to discuss alternative solutions and approaches for water action in cities.

  • ‘Hudson Rising’ Exhibit Features Living Breakwaters Project

    ‘Hudson Rising’ Exhibit Features Living Breakwaters Project

    Exploring the complex history of the river’s pollution and conservation, a show at the New-York Historical Society highlights the holistic solution proposed by Earth Institute faculty member Kate Orff.

  • 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.

Columbia campus skyline with text Columbia Climate School Class Day 2024 - Congratulations Graduates

Congratulations to our Columbia Climate School MA in Climate & Society Class of 2024! Learn about our May 10 Class Day celebration. #ColumbiaClimate2024

  • Water Week Event Sparks Deep Discussion Around Community-driven Urban Planning

    Water Week Event Sparks Deep Discussion Around Community-driven Urban Planning

    More than 70 researchers, government officials, consultants, and academics came together at the Forum to discuss alternative solutions and approaches for water action in cities.

  • ‘Hudson Rising’ Exhibit Features Living Breakwaters Project

    ‘Hudson Rising’ Exhibit Features Living Breakwaters Project

    Exploring the complex history of the river’s pollution and conservation, a show at the New-York Historical Society highlights the holistic solution proposed by Earth Institute faculty member Kate Orff.

  • 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.