State of the Planet

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  • Sustainable Development Spring 2019 Workshop Briefings

    Sustainable Development Spring 2019 Workshop Briefings

    On May 7, students enrolled in the Sustainable Development Capstone Workshop made their final presentations to the university community before providing their recommendations to their clients.

  • How Road Salt Harms the Environment

    How Road Salt Harms the Environment

    Recent research indicates that salt is accumulating in the environment and poses an emerging threat both to ecosystems and human health.

  • The Catskill Watershed: a Story of Sacrifice and Cooperation

    The Catskill Watershed: a Story of Sacrifice and Cooperation

    It has become so easy for us here in NYC to turn on the tap without realizing the hardship, unimaginable sacrifices and money that have allowed us this incredible resource at the mere flick of a finger. We returned to the downstream end of the aqueducts with a newfound appreciation of the hard work we…

  • Let’s Discuss Our Water Sources: Impacts of Natural Gas Extraction Along the Upper Delaware

    In public debate about the future of America’s energy policy, the Northeast region is in contention regarding gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale field. With this project, we focused on the Marcellus Shale gas extraction along the Upper Delaware, in the Town of Hancock. The process of extraction includes potential environmental hazards and while contentious,…

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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

  • Sustainable Development Spring 2019 Workshop Briefings

    Sustainable Development Spring 2019 Workshop Briefings

    On May 7, students enrolled in the Sustainable Development Capstone Workshop made their final presentations to the university community before providing their recommendations to their clients.

  • How Road Salt Harms the Environment

    How Road Salt Harms the Environment

    Recent research indicates that salt is accumulating in the environment and poses an emerging threat both to ecosystems and human health.

  • The Catskill Watershed: a Story of Sacrifice and Cooperation

    The Catskill Watershed: a Story of Sacrifice and Cooperation

    It has become so easy for us here in NYC to turn on the tap without realizing the hardship, unimaginable sacrifices and money that have allowed us this incredible resource at the mere flick of a finger. We returned to the downstream end of the aqueducts with a newfound appreciation of the hard work we…

  • Let’s Discuss Our Water Sources: Impacts of Natural Gas Extraction Along the Upper Delaware

    In public debate about the future of America’s energy policy, the Northeast region is in contention regarding gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale field. With this project, we focused on the Marcellus Shale gas extraction along the Upper Delaware, in the Town of Hancock. The process of extraction includes potential environmental hazards and while contentious,…