MPA in Environmental Science and Policy Archives - State of the Planet

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By Favoring Allies, Inflation Reduction Act Could Delay Decarbonization Efforts

Domestic supply requirements in the landmark climate bill could make it more difficult to obtain the critical minerals needed for energy transition, and may disqualify many leading brands of electric vehicles from tax credits.

by Julia-Grace Sanders |January 13, 2023
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Alumni Join Forces to Protect Wildlife at Major Conference in Panama

Three Environmental Science and Policy alumni worked to protect wild fauna and flora threatened by the international trade at a major wildlife conference in November.

by |December 23, 2022
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Year in Review: Our Top Stories of 2022

A list of some of our most popular articles and videos, plus some of our favorites that you shouldn’t miss.

by |December 22, 2022
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Columbia Climate School Hosts 7th Annual Sustainability Careers Reception

Students and professionals met to discuss the challenges and real-world applications of sustainability and climate.

by Kayley Jewel Beard, Annie Delgadillo, and Arushi Singh |December 9, 2022
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I Shouldn’t Have to Pay to Fly With a Clean Conscience

It is crucial that policymakers focus on regulating airline emissions and fostering innovation in sustainable aviation fuels.

by Matteo Chiadò Piat |November 8, 2022
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We Are Running Out of Time to Pass the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

The Senate has a unique opportunity to transform conservation efforts in the U.S. And with midterm elections coming soon, the clock is ticking.

by Ezekiel Maben, Oliver Hegi, Mel Peh, and Courtney Federico |November 4, 2022

Preparing for Professional Careers in Sustainability

The professional field we are preparing our students to work in has evolved in many ways since we began the program, as have our course offerings.

by |July 25, 2022
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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.

by Anika Becker |July 15, 2022
Signage on a supermarket shelf gives the carbon footprint of a box of fruit smoothie

Carbon Footprints: How to Advance Transparency and Prevent Greenwashing

We need a unified format for how carbon footprints are communicated, and policies to make them a normal part of doing business.

by Caleb Smith |July 12, 2022
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Alumni Spotlight: Jake Higdon Bridges the Gap Between Science and Policy Action

A master’s degree from the Environmental Science and Policy program provided him with the skills and experience to shape climate policy in the real world.

by Alexis Earl |March 30, 2022