September 21, 2017

As Africa Warms, Mosquito Carrying Zika, Dengue More Likely to Thrive

Better climate data is needed to fight deadly the Zika and Dengue viruses, says Madeleine Thomson of Columbia's International Research Institute for Climate and Society.
September 20, 2017

This Super Strong Artificial Muscle May Bring Us Closer to Lifelike Robots

Researchers at Columbia University have created an artificial active tissue that, when 3D printed to imitate a muscle, can withstand great strain and lift 1,000 times its own weight.
September 19, 2017

What’s scary about 2017’s hurricanes isn’t just their strength. It’s how fast they’re achieving it.

Research from by Chia-Ying Lee, an atmospheric scientist at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society, is shedding light on the rapid intensification of hurricanes.
September 19, 2017

I Saw the Future in Columbia’s Nanotechnology Clean Room

Columbia University's Clean Room is a newly renovated $20 million facility for nanoscience projects so sensitive that one spare particle can ruin them.
September 16, 2017

Harvey, Irma, and the Economic Risks of Doing Nothing

Peter de Menocal, Columbia Dean of Science and director of the Center for Climate and Life, writes that inaction on climate change comes at high cost to taxpayers and the future of a nation.
September 15, 2017

World Hunger is on the Rise Again Due to Climate Change and War

Colin Kelley, a climate scientist at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society, discusses the idea that climate change can cause or aggravate human conflicts.
September 15, 2017

From Heat Waves to Hurricanes: What We Know About Extreme Weather and Climate Change

The recent string of extreme events has brought new focus to a familiar question: Is climate change to blame? Atmospheric scientist Adam Sobel comments on how warmer temperatures impact rainfall rates and hurricanes.