Feature Stories

Flooding in California: What Went Wrong, and What Comes Next
January 12, 2023

Climate School experts help to explain this devastating weather and what it means in the broader conversation of climate change and disaster response.

Year in Review: Our Top Stories of 2022
December 22, 2022

A list of some of our most popular articles and videos, plus some of our favorites that you shouldn’t miss.

2022 Climate News You Should Know
December 19, 2022

Climate School experts weigh in on the past year’s most noteworthy events and developments within their fields.

American Geophysical Union 2022: Key Research From the Columbia Climate School
November 29, 2022

A guide to some of the most provocative and groundbreaking talks at the world’s largest gathering of earth and space scientists.

Exploring Actionable Solutions for Water Security
September 7, 2022

America’s water systems face many challenges, including climate change and aging infrastructure. An upcoming event will focus on ways to solve multiple problems at the same time, with the same funding.

Study Sees Potential Ways to Mitigate India's Risk of Groundwater Depletion
July 1, 2022

Government-subsidized electricity has played a big role in pumping out groundwater for irrigation at an unsustainable rate. Changing the system could help, say researchers.

You've Heard of Water Droughts. Could Energy Droughts Be Next?
April 12, 2022

In a new study, researchers show how widely wind and solar potential vary by season and year, suggesting that backup energy sources may be needed as the world shifts to renewables to bring carbon emissions to zero.

Celebrating the 2022 International Day of Women and Girls in Science
February 11, 2022

This U.N.-designated day aims to accelerate gender equity and improve access to and participation in science for women and girls.

Shannon Márquez: Empowering Women and Girls Through Access to Water and Sanitation
February 11, 2022

The engineer and environmental health researcher studies the intersections of gender, water, sanitation, and hygiene.

Penny Wise and Pound Foolish? NYC Budget Cuts Aggravated Flooding and Deaths
January 6, 2022

When drainage infrastructure isn’t maintained, even modest rainfall events can cause dangerous flooding.

Fall 2021 Internship Opportunities
August 16, 2021

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

Summer Internships for Graduate Students
June 4, 2021

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until June 20.

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