July 17, 2019

How Landing on the Moon Changed Our World

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory director Sean Solomon discusses how Apollo 11 affected the scientific community, how Lamont was involved, and what comes next for lunar exploration.
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July 17, 2019

By Cutting Ozone Pollution Now, China Could Save 330,000 Lives by 2050

Climate change could worsen China’s already bad ozone pollution problem — but a new Columbia University study shows that it doesn’t have to be that way.
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July 15, 2019

Study Bolsters Case That Climate Change Is Driving Many California Wildfires

A new study combs through the many factors that can promote wildfires in California, and concludes that in many, though not all, cases, warming climate is the decisive driver.
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July 15, 2019

Four Columbia Scientists Honored with Presidential Early Career Awards

The award is the highest honor given by the U.S. government to early-career scientists and engineers who show exceptional potential for leadership in the advancement of science and technology.
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July 11, 2019

Robin Bell Goes to Washington to Testify About Melting Ice Sheets

At a hearing of the House Science Committee on July 11, Bell will explain her research and why changing polar ice matters to everyone in America and around the world.
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July 9, 2019

Park Williams Awarded Grant to Advance Research on Wildfire Behavior

Funding from the Zegar Family Foundation will enable Williams to create a tool to help scientists better understand how wildfires in the Western United States may behave in the future.
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July 9, 2019

How Much Do Climate Fluctuations Matter for Global Crop Yields?

A new study finds that ENSO has caused widespread, simultaneous crop failures in recent history, running counter to the long-held assumption that crop failures in geographically distant breadbasket regions are unrelated.
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