State of the Planet - News from the Earth Institute

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Scientists Work to Build Climate Change Resilience in Caribbean Coral Reef

Heating Buildings Leaves a Huge Carbon Footprint, But There’s a Fix For It

Researchers within the Earth Institute are working to decarbonize New York City’s heat and hot water.

by |January 15, 2019

The Politics of a Green New Deal

Tying economic development to environmental protection is a winning political strategy.

by |January 14, 2019

Seeking Book Proposals on Water, Green Infrastructure, Climate Change Adaptation, and Public Health

The Education Committee of the Earth Institute faculty is seeking proposals for a new series of sustainability primers to be published by Columbia University Press. Proposals are due by March 4, 2019.

by |January 11, 2019

A Preview of How Climate Science Could Play Out in ‘Juliana v. United States’ Courtroom

Climate change lawyers break down the key arguments and points of contention for “the trial of the century.”

A garden featuring a small pond with an island in the middle, a bench, and a mural of Frida Kahlo in the background.

In East Harlem, Community Gardens Provide More Than Food

A new study looks at how these green spaces impact gardeners and their communities.

by |January 10, 2019