State of the Planet

News from the Columbia Climate School

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  • Sea Vegetables Are the Future of Farming

    Sea Vegetables Are the Future of Farming

    Farming in the ocean requires little more than sun and sea water to provide nutritious food, create jobs, and restore coastlines.

  • The Tribe That Brought a Damaged Shoreline Back to Life

    The Tribe That Brought a Damaged Shoreline Back to Life

    How the Shinnecock Indian Nation Tribe in Long Island, NY, transformed a desolate and barren stretch of shoreline to protect their land from erosion and sea-level rise

  • ‘Oysters, Pearls of Long Island Sound’ at The Bruce Museum

    ‘Oysters, Pearls of Long Island Sound’ at The Bruce Museum

    “Oysters, Pearls of Long Island Sound,” on display now at The Bruce Museum of Arts and Sciences, is both informative and visually engaging. Running until March 23, the exhibition introduces the ecology and evolutionary history of these mollusks, but that’s not all. True to a museum of both art and science, The Bruce has drawn…

  • 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.

Banner featuring a collage of extreme heat images.

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

  • Sea Vegetables Are the Future of Farming

    Sea Vegetables Are the Future of Farming

    Farming in the ocean requires little more than sun and sea water to provide nutritious food, create jobs, and restore coastlines.

  • The Tribe That Brought a Damaged Shoreline Back to Life

    The Tribe That Brought a Damaged Shoreline Back to Life

    How the Shinnecock Indian Nation Tribe in Long Island, NY, transformed a desolate and barren stretch of shoreline to protect their land from erosion and sea-level rise

  • ‘Oysters, Pearls of Long Island Sound’ at The Bruce Museum

    ‘Oysters, Pearls of Long Island Sound’ at The Bruce Museum

    “Oysters, Pearls of Long Island Sound,” on display now at The Bruce Museum of Arts and Sciences, is both informative and visually engaging. Running until March 23, the exhibition introduces the ecology and evolutionary history of these mollusks, but that’s not all. True to a museum of both art and science, The Bruce has drawn…

  • 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.