July 20, 2018

China Is a Climate Leader but Still Isn’t Doing Enough on Emissions, Report Says

A report written by David Sandalow, a former United States energy official now at Columbia, found China still needs to take significant steps to curb its own carbon dioxide emissions.
July 19, 2018

The Antarctica Series

Four virtual-reality films that take you on, above and below the Antarctic ice, some of which feature research by polar scientists at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
July 18, 2018

Why Indian Farmers Must Grow Less Rice and Wheat

New Columbia University-led research shows that if Indian farmers replaced plots of water-guzzling rice and wheat with less thirsty crops, it could cut down the country’s water consumption by a whopping one-third.
July 15, 2018

A Giant Iceberg Parked Offshore. It’s Stunning, but Villagers Hit the Road.

Joerg Schaefer, a Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory climate scientist, discusses a huge iceberg that could break apart and send a flood wave over a village in Greenland.
July 10, 2018

Hot Summer Nights Are Getting Hotter. Here’s Why It’s a Health and Wildfire Risk.

"Warmer nights, especially when combined with dry conditions, can allow fires to continue spreading quite rapidly after sunset," explained Park Williams, a researcher at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
July 3, 2018

A Game-Changing AI Tool for Tracking Animal Movements

Andres Bendesky at Columbia University is using the algorithm to study the fighting behavior of betta fish. “There’s been a need for software like it for a long time, and I expect it to be the standard in the field for a while.”
June 28, 2018

“Traveling” Brain Waves May Be Critical for Cognition

A new study from a team at Columbia University led by neuroscientist Joshua Jacobs suggests the physical motion of neural signals may play a more important role in brain function than previously thought.