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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
Armed with advanced genomic tools, Columbia scientists have uncovered an ingenious mechanism that underlies the brain’s ability to distinguish different smells. Read More
The scientists identified a group of genes in roundworms that control the onset of puberty and induce sex differences in neural structures, raising questions of whether differences in male and female behavior are hardwired in our brains. Read More
While the Trump administration is doing its best to ignore recent findings, an upcoming report will focus on helping cities, states, and businesses develop mitigation and adaptation strategies. Read More