January 3, 2018

Climate Advisory Panel Disbanded by Trump Is Revived—But Not By the Feds

The Earth Institute has brought on Richard Moss, the former chairman of the Federal Advisory Committee for the National Climate Assessment, to reestablish the panel, and deliver the report that the committee originally set out to write.
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December 22, 2017

Humidity May Prove Breaking Point for Some Areas as Temperatures Rise, Says Study

The study projects that in coming decades the effects of high humidity in many areas may surpass humans’ ability to work or, in some cases, even survive.
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December 21, 2017

Hotter Temperatures Will Accelerate Migration of Asylum-Seekers to Europe, Says Study

New Columbia research predicts that migrants applying for asylum in the European Union will nearly triple over the average of the last 15 years by 2100 if carbon emissions continue on their current path.
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December 20, 2017

Electron Microscope Images Reveal How Cells Absorb a Vital Mineral

Using electron microscopy, Columbia University Medical Center biologists have captured the first detailed images of a calcium membrane pore in action, revealing a potential target for treating cancer.
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December 19, 2017

Upmanu Lall Recognized as a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union

The director of the Columbia Water Center and 60 other honorees were commemorated in a ceremony and reception at the 2017 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting on Wednesday.
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December 18, 2017

Air Pollution May Kill More Africans Than HIV/AIDS

AIDS and malaria epidemics receive much attention from international health organizations, but a sneakier killer is on the loose in Africa. Air pollution may now be the continent’s number one killer, according to a forthcoming study.
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December 15, 2017

Causes of the Great Famine, One of the Deadliest Environmental Disasters

Columbia scientists are unraveling the driving forces of one of the worst environmental disasters in human history, in hopes of predicting and preparing for the next global drought.
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