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How Do We Dismantle Offshore Oil Structures Without Making the Public Pay?

If offshore oil installations are rapidly dismantled as a result of the transition to clean energy, the public, not companies, could end up paying. How to avoid this?

by Martin Lockman and Martin Dietrich Brauch |September 6, 2023
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Columbia’s Earth Networks Offer Collaborative and Innovative Opportunities to Address Climate Change

Whether working on plastics, sports, food, or environmental justice, each Earth Network provides a unique approach to a shared challenge.

by Sandra Goldmark |August 29, 2023

How to Adapt to Climate Change, and How Not To

Adapting to climate change might seem to be all to the good, but some adaptations have negative effects that must be weighed against the positives.

by Ben Orlove |August 21, 2023

New Report Highlights the Complex Intersection of Antitrust Law and Sustainability Goals

The purpose of this new report is to provoke and support engagement among policymakers, private firms, and the wider public about the ways that competition policy can support sustainable development.

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Model Environmental Justice Bills, Aimed at State Legislators, Are Released

A new framework for legislators and advocates aims to promote environmental justice with exemplary tools to accelerate proposed policy changes.

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New Toolkit Models Climate Litigation Risk

A new report from the Sabin Center provides a climate adaptation toolkit for the insurance industry.

New Study Pins Time of Greenland’s Last Melting to Some 400,000 Years Ago

A study adds evidence that the Greenland Ice Sheet will be vulnerable to human-induced climate change in coming centuries.

by |July 20, 2023

It’s Tick Season. Here Are the Latest Findings on Lyme and Babesiosis.

New research offers insights on how the tick-borne diseases spread and interact in infected animals.

by Christopher D. Shea |July 13, 2023
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Study Highlights 6 Tools for Decolonizing Climate Research

While there’s no quick fix for the legacies of colonization, researchers argue that it starts with recognizing Indigenous knowledge systems alongside Western scientific methods.

by Sofia Fall |June 23, 2023
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State Legislatures Continue to Enact Disaster Policies in 2023

States have already filed at least 103 bills related to disaster resilience. Columbia Climate School’s National Center for Disaster Preparedness reports on what has been achieved so far.

by Lucia Bragg, Abigail Menendez, Gillian McBride |June 12, 2023