January 23, 2019
A Columbia Engineering study, published today in Nature, confirms the urgency to tackle climate change. It shows that vegetation may not be able to continue abating the effects of emissions from human activities.
January 22, 2019
Joerg Schaefer and Gisela Winckler, scientists at Columbia's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, received funding from the Center for Climate and Life to examine the vulnerability of Greenland’s massive ice sheet.
January 22, 2019
The North Atlantic Oscillation is considered a key driver of winter weather patterns over the Northern Hemisphere. In recent years, research has claimed a correlation between the NAO and the 11-year solar cycle. A new paper debunks that claim.
January 17, 2019
A new study shows that some of Yellowstone National Park’s forests may now be at a climate tipping point, and could be replaced by grassland by the middle of this century.
January 16, 2019
Novel Materials Convert Visible Light into Infrared Light, Opening Up New Routes for Photodynamic Therapy and Drug Development
The new process converts infrared energy into visible light, allowing innocuous radiation to penetrate living tissue and other materials without the damage caused by high-intensity light exposure.
January 15, 2019
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.
January 9, 2019
Armed with advanced genomic tools, Columbia scientists have uncovered an ingenious mechanism that underlies the brain’s ability to distinguish different smells.