State of the Planet

News from the Columbia Climate School

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  • Quiz: Plastics 101

    Quiz: Plastics 101

    Though you likely use plastic every day, how much do you really know about this “Material of a Thousand Uses”?

  • Quiz: Climate Week 2023

    Quiz: Climate Week 2023

    Test your knowledge of the latest climate news.

  • Take Our 2021 Climate Week Quiz

    Take Our 2021 Climate Week Quiz

    Test your knowledge of the latest climate news.

  • Quiz: Earth Day and Environmentalism

    Quiz: Earth Day and Environmentalism

    Take a break and test your knowledge of Earth Day, environmentalism, and all things natural.

  • Quiz: 2020 Science News

    Quiz: 2020 Science News

    Through a difficult year, scientists continued to study the natural world and advance our understanding of it. As 2020 draws to a close, take a look back at some of the scientific highlights that made news.

  • Take Our 2020 Climate Week Quiz

    Take Our 2020 Climate Week Quiz

    Test your knowledge of the latest climate news.

  • Quiz: The Decade in Science News

    Quiz: The Decade in Science News

    On the event horizon of a new decade, keep calm and put your lab coat on, and test your knowledge of some of the developments that made headlines in the 2010s.

  • Test Your Energy-Saving Savvy

    Test Your Energy-Saving Savvy

    What hogs more energy? A desktop computer or a laptop? Central air conditioning or an A/C unit? Take Slate’s energy quiz and find out. The magazine collaborated with researchers at Columbia’s Earth Institute to come up with questions to test if readers know how much energy their household appliances are guzzling. The quiz was adapted…

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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

  • Quiz: Plastics 101

    Quiz: Plastics 101

    Though you likely use plastic every day, how much do you really know about this “Material of a Thousand Uses”?

  • Quiz: Climate Week 2023

    Quiz: Climate Week 2023

    Test your knowledge of the latest climate news.

  • Take Our 2021 Climate Week Quiz

    Take Our 2021 Climate Week Quiz

    Test your knowledge of the latest climate news.

  • Quiz: Earth Day and Environmentalism

    Quiz: Earth Day and Environmentalism

    Take a break and test your knowledge of Earth Day, environmentalism, and all things natural.

  • Quiz: 2020 Science News

    Quiz: 2020 Science News

    Through a difficult year, scientists continued to study the natural world and advance our understanding of it. As 2020 draws to a close, take a look back at some of the scientific highlights that made news.

  • Take Our 2020 Climate Week Quiz

    Take Our 2020 Climate Week Quiz

    Test your knowledge of the latest climate news.

  • Quiz: The Decade in Science News

    Quiz: The Decade in Science News

    On the event horizon of a new decade, keep calm and put your lab coat on, and test your knowledge of some of the developments that made headlines in the 2010s.

  • Test Your Energy-Saving Savvy

    Test Your Energy-Saving Savvy

    What hogs more energy? A desktop computer or a laptop? Central air conditioning or an A/C unit? Take Slate’s energy quiz and find out. The magazine collaborated with researchers at Columbia’s Earth Institute to come up with questions to test if readers know how much energy their household appliances are guzzling. The quiz was adapted…