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In a summer program, students learned about and discussed the science of the Hudson River watershed, as well as the social issues present in their daily lives.

A new student-driven course explores race, climate change, and social justice.

Atmospheric scientist Adam Sobel writes that yes, Hurricane Laura is about climate change, but first it’s about people.

A new study says that many of the ice shelves ringing Antarctica could be vulnerable to quick destruction if rising temperatures drive melt water into the numerous fractures that currently penetrate their surfaces.

The training programs connected teachers with renowned scientists and other educators eager to inspire a new generation of environmental stewards.

A new model finds that areas where humans can barely survive, which currently cover about 1 percent of the planet, will grow to about 20 percent within the next 50 years

An international team of polar researchers says that the Greenland ice sheet experienced record loss in 2019.

Scientists studying leaves from a forest that stood during a warm period 23 million years ago have for the first time linked high levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide with increased plant growth, as well with the high temperatures of the time.

The seagoing expedition program designed to bring diversity to the geosciences goes virtual.

The Earth Institute is offering undergraduate students with research assistant opportunities during the fall 2020 semester. Undergraduates from Columbia and Barnard will be able to serve as research assistants on projects related to sustainable development and the environment.

The Earth Institute is offering undergraduate, graduate and PhD students opportunities to intern in various departments and research centers in a variety of administration, communications and research roles.

In a new book, glaciologist Marco Tedesco takes the reader on a personal journey through his sometimes dangerous work.

Intensified rainstorms predicted for many areas in the United States as climate warms could more efficiently water some major crops, which would at least partially offset projected yield declines caused by rising heat itself.

Monitoring and data suggest the next eruption of the glacial volcano could be anywhere from days away to within the next year. Grímsvötn last erupted in 2011.

In a talk last week, celebrated conservationist and photographer Cristina Mittermeier shared her quest to save the sea.