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Cataloging the Past for Clues to Future Climate Adaptation
February 7, 2023

A Q&A with archaeologist and anthropologist Kristina Douglass, who studies the evolving relationships between people and the environment.

More Frequent Atmospheric Rivers Are Hindering the Recovery of Arctic Sea Ice
February 6, 2023

Giant trains of warm, moist air are playing havoc with Arctic sea ice during the season when it should be recovering from summer melting.

Digital Innovation Harnesses Power of Real-time Weather Data
February 6, 2023

A new tool is helping national meteorological services and regional climate centers across Africa harness real-time weather data for decision-making in agriculture.

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More Frequent Atmospheric Rivers Are Hindering the Recovery of Arctic Sea Ice
February 6, 2023

Giant trains of warm, moist air are playing havoc with Arctic sea ice during the season when it should be recovering from summer melting.

Restoring Land for Livelihoods Can Have Ecological Benefits, Study Suggests
January 26, 2023

Acoustic recorders detected promising changes in the soundscape after a restoration project in India.

Explorer of Deep Earth Wins Vetlesen Prize
January 24, 2023

Using sophisticated equipment, David Kohlstedt has recreated the pressure, temperature and chemical conditions in the Earth’s mantle, which humans cannot observe directly. His findings have laid the basis for understanding many of the processes that drive the planet’s dynamics.

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American Geophysical Union 2022: Key Research From the Columbia Climate School
November 29, 2022

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

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.

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