Columbia is ramping up research on removing excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. “If you’re not tackling carbon, you’re not actually tackling the problem,” said Julio Friedmann, of the university’s Center for Global Energy Policy.
Yasmeen Asali and John Staunton, two Columbia undergraduates from the astronomy department, spent two months in Chile in a practicum at Universidad Católica’s Astrophysics Institute as part of an ongoing exchange program between both institutions.
The award will support the development of new methods that will allow for the manipulation of material systems in real time and the mapping of behavior of these materials with a degree of precision that has not been possible.
Using sediment cores to trace the evolution of Jamaica Bay’s wetlands, a team of researchers found urbanization is weakening the shoreline and starving the marshes of vital mineral sediment, causing their gradual but dramatic erosion.
Scientists have discovered that a North Korean nuclear bomb test last fall set off aftershocks over a period of eight months on a previously unmapped earthquake fault nearby.