Widely considered a screen against contamination, clay layers may actually enhance arsenic leakage into some aquifers, a new Columbia-led study finds.
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.
As director of Columbia’s newest research arm, the Columbia Electrochemical Energy Center, Alan West leads a team developing batteries that can store solar and wind-powered energy.
A new study found that more sustainable activities—including Brazil nut harvesting and fish farming—can outpace the financial gains of gold mining and serve as a solution to long-term forest conservation in the Amazon.
A team of environmental scientists found that it is possible to sustainably increase irrigation systems globally so that crop production can feed an additional 2.8 billion people.