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Integrating Climate Change, Decarbonization, and Just Transition Considerations Into Extractive Industry Contracts
June 24, 2022

Suggestions from experts at the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment.

Manishka De Mel: Helping People and Ecosystems Adapt to Climate Change
June 24, 2022

At the Center for Climate Systems Research, she translates information about climate risks to support resilience-building in developing countries.

Air Pollution and Climate Change Take a Growing Toll on Children's Health
June 23, 2022

A new paper cites dozens of studies on how fossil fuel combustion harms kids’ physical and mental health.

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Biennial Index Finds the World Is Lagging on Environmental and Climate Goals
June 1, 2022

A handful of countries, including the United States, may emit half the world’s greenhouse gases by 2050.

Community-Led Science Uncovers High Air Pollution From Fracking in Ohio County
May 25, 2022

In a collaboration that included Columbia researchers, Belmont County residents set up a low-cost sensor network that is helping them fight for clean air.

Study Establishes Key Areas for Tiger Movement in Central India
May 23, 2022

By mapping out overlapping areas identified as tiger corridors in previous studies, researchers hope to send a clear and cohesive message on which areas are most important for conservation.

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Upcoming Scientific Fieldwork, 2022 and Beyond
May 11, 2022

Thumbnail descriptions of field projects on land, at sea and in the air, on every continent and every ocean.

New Film Explores Combining Indigenous Knowledge and Western Science to Understand Waning Arctic Sea Ice
January 21, 2022

A launch event will include clips from the film; discussion by Iñupiaq elders, scientists and the filmmaker; and audience Q&A.

American Geophysical Union 2021: Key Events From the Columbia Climate School
December 7, 2021

A guide to some of the most provocative talks at the world’s largest gathering of earth and space scientists.

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