Columbia University

So much depends on a tree guard

In a big city, trees, like people, like their space. In a new study, researchers at Columbia University found that street trees protected by guards that stopped passersby from trampling the surrounding soil absorbed runoff ...

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Breaking new ground in hurricane modeling

Climate scientists at Columbia University have developed a new, global hurricane model for estimating the long-term hazard of rare, high impact storms under different climate scenarios. The model uses a novel approach to ...

date13 hours ago in Earth Sciences
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How can changing climate affect a civilization?

William (Billy) D'Andrea is a Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory paleoclimatologist and a Center for Climate and Life Fellow; he studies how environments have changed over time by reconstructing climate history using the molecules ...

dateDec 15, 2017 in Environment
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Ear to the ground, listening for nuclear blasts

Seismologist Lynn Sykes has been working for more than 50 years to halt the testing of nuclear bombs. His work, along with others', has demonstrated that clandestine tests can be detected and measured using seismic waves. ...

dateNov 28, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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Where is all that carbon dioxide going?

An international team of scientists announced today at the Bonn climate talks that human emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide are again rising this year, after three years of remaining basically flat. They project ...

dateNov 14, 2017 in Environment
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