August 30, 2017

Earth Institute Experts Break Down the Causes and Impacts of Hurricane Harvey

As Texas reels in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Earth Institute scientists are helping to make sense of how this storm became so destructive, and what’s needed for recovery.
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August 29, 2017

Recovery from Harvey Could Take 15 Years

Irwin Redlener, the director of Columbia’s National Center for Disaster Preparedness, weighs in on the heartbreaking devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey in southeast Texas.
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August 29, 2017

Bone-Derived Hormone Reverses Age-Related Memory Loss

Age-related memory loss may be reversed by boosting blood levels of osteocalcin, a hormone produced by bone cells, according to mouse studies led by Columbia University Medical Center researchers.
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August 28, 2017

A Low-Cost Method for Solar-Thermal Conversion That’s Simpler and Greener

Researchers have developed a new method for fabricating a highly efficient selective solar absorber that can harness and convert sunlight to heat for use in energy-related applications, from heating water and generating steam to residential heating.
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August 28, 2017

Climate May Drive Forest-Eating Beetles North, Says Study

Over the next few decades, global warming-related rises in winter temperatures could significantly extend the range of the southern pine beetle, one of the world’s most aggressive tree-killing insects, through much of the northern U.S. and southern Canada.
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August 25, 2017

How Did Hurricane Harvey Become So Powerful, So Quickly?

Over the past day and a half, Hurricane Harvey’s winds have quickened from about 35 to 109 miles per hour. Columbia University researchers explain what’s driving this massive power-up.
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August 23, 2017

National Science Foundation Funds TRIPODS at the Data Science Institute

The National Science Foundation announced today that it will fund the Transdisciplinary Research in Principles of Data Science (TRIPODS), which will be based at Columbia's Data Science Institute.
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