Sophie Capshaw-Mack Archives - State of the Planet

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A Conversation With Leah Thomas, Intersectional Environmentalist

The eco-communicator discusses the intersections between climate and racial justice, and offers advice to the next generation of activists and educators.

by Sophie Capshaw-Mack |November 10, 2021
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Alumni Spotlight: Mahak Agrawal

An alumna of the MPA-ESP program, Mahak elaborates on her time at Columbia, discusses her career path in sustainability, and provides advice to current students.

by Sophie Capshaw-Mack |October 15, 2021
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World is Not on Track to Achieve Global Deforestation Goals

Progress requires large-scale development projects to increase transparency and inclusion of grassroots and Indigenous groups.

by Sophie Capshaw-Mack |November 25, 2020
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Biden vs. Sanders: Who Has the Better Plan to Fix Climate Change?

Both democratic frontrunners have pledged to take action on climate change, but their plans differ widely.

by Sophie Capshaw-Mack |March 5, 2020
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No ‘Space’ for Earth in Newly Released Presidential Budget

While the proposal boosts NASA’s budget to explore other worlds, what about the one we’ve already got?

by Sophie Capshaw-Mack |February 12, 2020
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The “Right” Whale to Save

Environmental Science and Policy students analyze legislation meant to save North Atlantic right whales from extinction.

by Sophie Capshaw-Mack |December 11, 2019