State of the Planet

News from the Columbia Climate School

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  • Does El Salvador’s Metal Mining Ban Suggest a Global Trend?

    Does El Salvador’s Metal Mining Ban Suggest a Global Trend?

    A number of national and local governments are tightening environmental regulations and shutting down specific mining projects, or in some cases the entire industry, due to environmental risks, including those related to water use and pollution.

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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

  • Does El Salvador’s Metal Mining Ban Suggest a Global Trend?

    Does El Salvador’s Metal Mining Ban Suggest a Global Trend?

    A number of national and local governments are tightening environmental regulations and shutting down specific mining projects, or in some cases the entire industry, due to environmental risks, including those related to water use and pollution.