Earth & Climate Science News

Researchers offer a behind-the-scenes look at their recent discovery of an earthquake that shifted the course of the Ganges.

2,500 years ago, an earthquake changed the course of the mighty Ganges River, a new study shows. The region remains vulnerable to a similar event now.

Learn more about extreme heat on State of the Planet, and check out Columbia Climate School's workshop on extreme heat, at the Forum July 10-12th.

A popular trope says settlers overtaxed an isolated Pacific island, wrecked the environment and suffered a population collapse. A new study claims the opposite.

Jerry Paros' inventions have improved the measurements of geophysical phenomena such as tsunamis, and enhance our ability to understand the complex earth, air and ocean processes that produce climate change.

For the first time in almost nine years, the R/V Marcus G. Langseth is back in New York City, stationed at the Brooklyn Navy Yard for some much-needed TLC. State of the Planet got a tour of this impressive seismic vessel, learning how it can help researchers forecast earthquakes and save lives in the process.

Scientists who study both the ice sheets and nearby peripheral glaciers are working together to improve the accuracy of estimated sea level rise.

As hurricane frequency and intensity grow, so will death tolls and costly destruction. 

MPA-ESP students learned about the complex environmental justice issues at play in the South Bronx, and how community groups are advocating for change.

Researchers at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and Pontificia Universidad Católica in Chile have spent years collaborating to better understand the fluctuations of the Patagonian Ice Sheet and its societal impacts.

New research demonstrates trees grow fastest in the neighborhoods that need them the most.

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