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  • Looking for the Origin of Slow Earthquakes in the Guerrero Gap

    Looking for the Origin of Slow Earthquakes in the Guerrero Gap

    We are underway on our 48-day long expedition offshore of the west coast of Mexico near Acapulco, where the young Cocos oceanic plate dives beneath the North American plate.

  • Scientists Work to Build Climate Change Resilience in Caribbean Coral Reef

    Scientists Work to Build Climate Change Resilience in Caribbean Coral Reef

    A team from Columbia’s Earth Institute is helping to research and design adaptation strategies to help save the world’s second largest barrier reef.

  • Roadmap to Resilience in Valle de Vázquez, Mexico

    Roadmap to Resilience in Valle de Vázquez, Mexico

    Students from the MS in Sustainability Management program visited Valle de Vásquez, Mexico to collect data, develop decision tools, and produce metrics to support community resilience.

  • Mexico’s Climate Change Law

    By Juan Carlos de Obeso Tuesday June 5th of 2012 will be remembered as a key date in the annals of climate change legislation. On this day Mr. Felipe Calderon, President of Mexico, signed a decree that enacted the General Climate Change Law, which had been previously approved by the Senate and the Deputy chamber.…

  • Climate and the Border: Why Rising Temperatures Will Add Immigration Challenges

    Climate and the Border: Why Rising Temperatures Will Add Immigration Challenges

    When experts warn of the consequences of global climate change, they usually cite impacts on natural systems. They tell us that ice caps will melt, sea levels will rise, extreme weather will become more common, droughts will increase in frequency, oceans will become more acidic and so on. In recent years, we have also come…

  • Mexico City to Treat Water Runoff

    During last week’s World Water Forum, Conagua, Mexico’s National Water Commission, announced plans to build a purification plant to treat rain and water runoff. The US$1.3 billion project is expected to be completed in 2012 and is a build/operate contract. Mexico’s per capita water availability declined to 4,312 cubic meters in 2007 from 18,035 cubic…

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  • Looking for the Origin of Slow Earthquakes in the Guerrero Gap

    Looking for the Origin of Slow Earthquakes in the Guerrero Gap

    We are underway on our 48-day long expedition offshore of the west coast of Mexico near Acapulco, where the young Cocos oceanic plate dives beneath the North American plate.

  • Scientists Work to Build Climate Change Resilience in Caribbean Coral Reef

    Scientists Work to Build Climate Change Resilience in Caribbean Coral Reef

    A team from Columbia’s Earth Institute is helping to research and design adaptation strategies to help save the world’s second largest barrier reef.

  • Roadmap to Resilience in Valle de Vázquez, Mexico

    Roadmap to Resilience in Valle de Vázquez, Mexico

    Students from the MS in Sustainability Management program visited Valle de Vásquez, Mexico to collect data, develop decision tools, and produce metrics to support community resilience.

  • Mexico’s Climate Change Law

    By Juan Carlos de Obeso Tuesday June 5th of 2012 will be remembered as a key date in the annals of climate change legislation. On this day Mr. Felipe Calderon, President of Mexico, signed a decree that enacted the General Climate Change Law, which had been previously approved by the Senate and the Deputy chamber.…

  • Climate and the Border: Why Rising Temperatures Will Add Immigration Challenges

    Climate and the Border: Why Rising Temperatures Will Add Immigration Challenges

    When experts warn of the consequences of global climate change, they usually cite impacts on natural systems. They tell us that ice caps will melt, sea levels will rise, extreme weather will become more common, droughts will increase in frequency, oceans will become more acidic and so on. In recent years, we have also come…

  • Mexico City to Treat Water Runoff

    During last week’s World Water Forum, Conagua, Mexico’s National Water Commission, announced plans to build a purification plant to treat rain and water runoff. The US$1.3 billion project is expected to be completed in 2012 and is a build/operate contract. Mexico’s per capita water availability declined to 4,312 cubic meters in 2007 from 18,035 cubic…