Columbia University

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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In Israel, searching for droughts past and future

Perched on a cliff face in Israel's Negev Desert, close to where the book of Genesis says the wicked cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were burned with divine fire, geologist Steven Goldstein was excitedly uncovering evidence ...

dateNov 02, 2017 in Environment
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The sharing economy is transforming sustainability

Sharing has always been a part of human society. But in recent years, the internet and smartphones have made sharing easier than ever. You can rent a room in someone's home, hire a ride from a stranger, borrow a power tool ...

dateOct 27, 2017 in Business
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