Seized Ivory Probed for Clues That Could Help Save Elephants

Seized Ivory Probed for Clues That Could Help Save Elephants

Kevin Uno, a Columbia University geochemist, is using information gleaned from both illegal ivory art and elephant dung to provide clues that could help save the lives of pachyderms that are being slaughtered for their tusks in Africa.

Joachim Frank Awarded 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Joachim Frank Awarded 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Columbia University congratulates Joachim Frank, Ph.D., a professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics and biological sciences at Columbia University Medical Center, and a recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Why Thawing Permafrost Matters

Why Thawing Permafrost Matters

When permafrost warms and thaws, it releases carbon dioxide and methane into the atmosphere. As the global thermostat rises, permafrost, rather than storing carbon, could become a significant source of planet-heating emissions.