State of the Planet - News from the Earth Institute

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New York City Panel on Climate Change Releases 2019 Report

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Exploring Mercury in a New Book

Scientists from NASA’s MESSENGER mission share some of its top discoveries — and lingering mysteries — in a new compendium.

by |March 22, 2019

New Project Will Tackle Amazonian Development Challenges From Space

The International Research Institute for Climate and Society is part of a new project that will use satellite imagery to address environment and development challenges across the Amazon Basin.

by |March 21, 2019

Legal Empowerment in Liberia: An Interview with Green Advocates

Liberian NGO Green Advocates has been using OpenLandContracts.org to give rural communities more leverage in the decisions that affect their lands.

2019 Summer Internship with Dr. David Maurrasse

Are you a Columbia or Barnard student seeking an internship for summer 2019? Apply now to intern with Dr. David Maurrasse, researching philanthropic initiatives and strategic partnerships.

by |March 20, 2019
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Changes in Ocean ‘Conveyor Belt’ Foretold Abrupt Climate Changes by Four Centuries

Led by Lamont-Doherty researchers, a new study is the first to measure the time lags between changing ocean currents and major climate shifts.

by |March 20, 2019