January 15, 2019

Heating Buildings Leaves a Huge Carbon Footprint, But There’s a Fix For It

Vijay Modi, a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Columbia University and an Earth Institute faculty member, and his research group are studying how to decarbonize heating.
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January 8, 2019

Scientists Work to Build Climate Change Resilience in Caribbean Coral Reef

A team from Columbia’s Earth Institute, led by senior research scientist Cynthia Rosenzweig, is helping to research and design adaptation strategies to help save the world’s second largest barrier reef.
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December 20, 2018

New Report Examines Key Steps Forward in Removing Carbon Dioxide from Air

The report describes how “negative emissions technologies” that remove and sequester carbon dioxide from the air will need to play a significant role in mitigating climate change.
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December 17, 2018

How Can We Use the National Climate Assessment to Prepare for Climate Change?

While the Trump administration is doing its best to ignore recent findings, an upcoming report will focus on helping cities, states, and businesses develop mitigation and adaptation strategies.
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December 14, 2018

Africa: An Air Pollution Wildcard

Róisín Commane, an atmospheric scientist at Columbia’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, and her colleagues have discovered surprising levels and unexpected types of pollution that seem to be originating in Africa.
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