April 21, 2020

Waterfront Development Added Billions to Property Values Exposed to Hurricane Florence

Rapid development in flood-prone zones during recent decades helped boost the amount of property exposed to the 2018 hurricane substantially, a new Columbia-led study says.
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April 20, 2020

COVID19 Disruptions: Understanding Food Security Implications

The pandemic will test our food and trade systems in ways never experienced before. Columbia food security researcher Michael Puma helps unravel the complex interplay of risks.
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April 16, 2020

Climate-Driven Megadrought Is Emerging in Western U.S., Says Study

Scientists say a long-feared megadrought, worse than anything in recorded history, seems to be starting up in southwestern North America.
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April 15, 2020

Unusually Clear Skies Drove Record Loss of Greenland Ice in 2019

The study identifies unprecedented atmospheric conditions behind devastating summer and suggests climate models may greatly underestimate future melting.
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April 9, 2020

Examining How Early Humans Responded to Climate Change

Kevin Uno, a Columbia paleoclimatologist, studies how abrupt changes in climate affected Neolithic human settlement, diet, and abandonment in northwest Africa.
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