State of the Planet

News from the Columbia Climate School

NYC watershed

  • New Project Will Develop Climate Action Plan to Ensure New York City Water Quality

    New Project Will Develop Climate Action Plan to Ensure New York City Water Quality

    With nearly $3 million in federal funding, Climate School researchers will help develop a climate action plan to mitigate the effects of climate change on the city’s water supply.

  • Paying to Protect the Environment

    Paying to Protect the Environment

    Ecosystems provide humankind with food, fuel and fiber; they help clean the air and water, control flooding and regulate climate. Now, a group of scientists has laid out guidelines to gauge how effective we are at setting a price on such benefits of nature.

  • Maintaining the Superiority of NYC’s Drinking Water

    Maintaining the Superiority of NYC’s Drinking Water

    New York City is world-renowned for its clean and delicious drinking water. The NYC watershed delivers roughly 1.2 billion gallons of unfiltered water each day to 9 million New Yorkers. But in 2013, the Croton Water Filtration Plant, currently under construction in the Bronx, will begin filtering 1.2 million cubic meters or 10% of New…

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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

  • New Project Will Develop Climate Action Plan to Ensure New York City Water Quality

    New Project Will Develop Climate Action Plan to Ensure New York City Water Quality

    With nearly $3 million in federal funding, Climate School researchers will help develop a climate action plan to mitigate the effects of climate change on the city’s water supply.

  • Paying to Protect the Environment

    Paying to Protect the Environment

    Ecosystems provide humankind with food, fuel and fiber; they help clean the air and water, control flooding and regulate climate. Now, a group of scientists has laid out guidelines to gauge how effective we are at setting a price on such benefits of nature.

  • Maintaining the Superiority of NYC’s Drinking Water

    Maintaining the Superiority of NYC’s Drinking Water

    New York City is world-renowned for its clean and delicious drinking water. The NYC watershed delivers roughly 1.2 billion gallons of unfiltered water each day to 9 million New Yorkers. But in 2013, the Croton Water Filtration Plant, currently under construction in the Bronx, will begin filtering 1.2 million cubic meters or 10% of New…