April 13, 2018

North American Coasts Are Absorbing Large Amounts of Carbon

Coastal waters play an important role in the carbon cycle by absorbing carbon into sediments or transferring it to the open ocean, a new study co-authored by Columbia geochemist Wade McGillis confirms.
April 11, 2018

The 100th Meridian, Where the Great Plains Begin, May Be Shifting

Two new Columbia papers find that the line that divides the moist East and arid West is edging eastward due to climate change—and the implications for farming and other pursuits could be huge.
April 9, 2018

Predicting Hurricane Flooding Risks to the East Coast

Today, Columbia University and data-analytics firm Jupiter are announcing plans to collaborate on improved hurricane track simulations, so that the public and private sectors can plan for weather and climate risks.
April 3, 2018

New Study Shows Vegetation Controls the Future of the Water Cycle

Columbia University researchers have found that vegetation plays a dominant role in Earth’s water cycle and that plants will regulate and dominate the increasing stress placed on continental water resources in the future.
March 30, 2018

Toward Resilient Cities and Landscapes

The new Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes at Columbia is dedicated to helping communities thrive in an age of climate uncertainty. On March 27, the center celebrated its launch with an event on the Morningside campus.