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  • Tackling Sleeping Sickness in Maasai Communities

    Tackling Sleeping Sickness in Maasai Communities

    A powerful new tool helps rural Tanzanians reduce their exposure to tsetse flies and the deadly disease they carry.

  • Linking Climate Forecasts, Soil Testing for Smarter Farming

    Linking Climate Forecasts, Soil Testing for Smarter Farming

    A new project combines cutting edge climate science and mobile soil labs for African farmers and service providers.

  • Seismic Stomp

    Seismic Stomp

    Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory graduate student Natalie Accardo recently returned from Tanzania and Malawi, where she installed seismic instruments in both countries alongside Lamont seismologists Donna Shillington and Jim Gaherty. Natalie produced this video, which shows the scientists and their Tanzanian colleagues conducting a “stomp test” at one of their sites in the Tanzanian village of…

  • Lake Goo Clue

    Lake Goo Clue

    The lands of Africa’s Horn, Great Valleys sliced by a Rift, By drought and famine are torn … What drives such a large rainfall shift?

  • Postdoc Crosses Disciplines to Put Theory to Practice

    Postdoc Crosses Disciplines to Put Theory to Practice

    The Earth Institute postdoc has provided me with a strong foundation to continue to initiate and develop these sorts of collaborations, has helped me learn how my own research can benefit from being challenged by and contextualized in another field, and has taught me how much fun it can be to share the same sort…

  • Student Researchers Past and Present Share their Work on Sustainable Development

    On Friday, April 23, 2010, the Earth Institute hosted its annual Student Research Showcase. More than 25 students shared their cutting-edge research on environmental and sustainable development through short presentations, followed by a poster session that gave participants the chance for more detailed discussions with the presenters. The student researchers represented a wide range of…

  • Eliminating Mother to Child Transmission of HIV in the Mbola Millennium Village

    I recently returned from a trip to the Mbola Millennium Village cluster in Tanzania to evaluate the progress of the project’s HIV/AIDS services for pregnant women. Since its beginning in 2006, the Millennium Villages project (MVP) has improved access to general medical services in the cluster, including the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT)…

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  • Tackling Sleeping Sickness in Maasai Communities

    Tackling Sleeping Sickness in Maasai Communities

    A powerful new tool helps rural Tanzanians reduce their exposure to tsetse flies and the deadly disease they carry.

  • Linking Climate Forecasts, Soil Testing for Smarter Farming

    Linking Climate Forecasts, Soil Testing for Smarter Farming

    A new project combines cutting edge climate science and mobile soil labs for African farmers and service providers.

  • Seismic Stomp

    Seismic Stomp

    Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory graduate student Natalie Accardo recently returned from Tanzania and Malawi, where she installed seismic instruments in both countries alongside Lamont seismologists Donna Shillington and Jim Gaherty. Natalie produced this video, which shows the scientists and their Tanzanian colleagues conducting a “stomp test” at one of their sites in the Tanzanian village of…

  • Lake Goo Clue

    Lake Goo Clue

    The lands of Africa’s Horn, Great Valleys sliced by a Rift, By drought and famine are torn … What drives such a large rainfall shift?

  • Postdoc Crosses Disciplines to Put Theory to Practice

    Postdoc Crosses Disciplines to Put Theory to Practice

    The Earth Institute postdoc has provided me with a strong foundation to continue to initiate and develop these sorts of collaborations, has helped me learn how my own research can benefit from being challenged by and contextualized in another field, and has taught me how much fun it can be to share the same sort…

  • Student Researchers Past and Present Share their Work on Sustainable Development

    On Friday, April 23, 2010, the Earth Institute hosted its annual Student Research Showcase. More than 25 students shared their cutting-edge research on environmental and sustainable development through short presentations, followed by a poster session that gave participants the chance for more detailed discussions with the presenters. The student researchers represented a wide range of…

  • Eliminating Mother to Child Transmission of HIV in the Mbola Millennium Village

    I recently returned from a trip to the Mbola Millennium Village cluster in Tanzania to evaluate the progress of the project’s HIV/AIDS services for pregnant women. Since its beginning in 2006, the Millennium Villages project (MVP) has improved access to general medical services in the cluster, including the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT)…