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  • The Earth Institute - Columbia University
    California Drought Dry Riverbed jpg style background color 6b5547 Donates Bed Nets to Fight Malaria Donates Bed Nets to Fight Malaria alt src sitefiles image home banners 2014 bednet bannr jpg style background color 92b9da NEWS Ancient Ocean Currents May Have Changed Pacing and Intensity of Ice Ages Melting and Refreezing of Deep Greenland Ice Speeds Flow to Sea Study Says Undocumented Children Need Charitable Help USA Today The Culture

    Original URL path: http://www.earth.columbia.edu/sections/view/9 (2014-06-30)
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  • Mission: Solutions for Sustainable Development - The Earth Institute - Columbia University
    six people on the planet subsists on less than 1 a day The world s population is expected to increase to nine billion by 2050 Human activity is straining the planet s resources threatening the health of our environment and ability to thrive By blending scientific research education and practical solutions The Earth Institute Columbia University is working to help guide the world onto a path toward sustainability The Institute under the direction of Professor Jeffrey D Sachs comprises more than 30 research centers and some 850 scientists postdoctoral fellows staff and students Working across many disciplines we study and create solutions for problems in public health poverty energy ecosystems climate natural hazards and urbanization At our largest research unit the renowned Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory some of the world s leading scientists study geology oceans freshwater systems climate and atmosphere Our scientists map the ocean floor and measure the movements of ice sheets they bore into ancient trees and pull cores of mud from the sea bottom to uncover secrets of past climate they chart the flow of ocean and the swirl of atmosphere around the planet Millimeter by millimeter they measure the movements of the earth s crust as it thrusts up from far below or dives down into subduction zones This fundamental knowledge about the dynamics of the earth is key to addressing our biggest challenges Earth Institute experts work hand in hand with academia corporations government agencies nonprofits and individuals They advise national governments and the United Nations on issues related to sustainable development and the Millennium Development Goals They are educating the next generation of leaders in basic sciences and sustainable development We focus on the protection of earth s environment and the spread of social and economic opportunities for all people We believe that

    Original URL path: http://www.earth.columbia.edu/articles/view/1791 (2014-06-30)
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  • Research: The Foundation of the Earth Institute - The Earth Institute - Columbia University
    fundamental research themes Research in Climate and Society investigates humankind s role as both driver of and responder to global climate Water based research addresses the potentially global crisis of freshwater scarcity Research projects that address Energy focus on major energy sustainability objectives such as the development of energy resources without increased carbon emissions and the recovery of renewable energy from solid wastes Our research in Urbanization looks at how growing urban populations threaten the sustainability of cities and natural resources Hazards and Risk research at the Earth Institute aims to deepen the world s understanding of a range of hazards and risks from drought to earthquakes to landslides which often become particularly threatening in highly populated areas Global Health research addresses both the environmental factors that affect human health the ways in which a population s poor health in turn inhibits environmental sustainability and the methods of delivery of health systems Poverty related Earth Institute projects aim to reveal and work toward the mitigation of root causes of extreme poverty while research on Food Ecology and Nutrition works to ensure the sustainability of regional factors of human health such as agriculture clean water access and nutrition The Earth Institute s research theme of Ecosystems Health and Monitoring aims at stemming the loss of biological diversity in order to achieve environmental sustainability Our interdisciplinary projects are focused on solving the pressing issues of sustainable development Scientists and experts involved in these projects work in collaboration with local communities many in the poorest areas of the world with the aim to achieve sustainable development while preserving the natural systems that support life on Earth The Cross Cutting Initiative The Earth Institute s Cross Cutting Initiative CCI challenges Columbia researchers to examine problems that have greater complexity and interdisciplinarity and with a

    Original URL path: http://www.earth.columbia.edu/articles/view/1788 (2014-06-30)
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  • Education: Welcome - The Earth Institute - Columbia University
    will find numerous Ph D program options that tap into the extensive resources of Columbia University s departments and institutes With certificates in sustainability analytics conservation and environmental sustainability amongst others The Earth Institute offers working professionals an opportunity to earn certificates that complement their work We will also do custom designed executive education programs Earth Institute Educational Programs hide Undergraduate Programs Undergraduate Special Concentration in Sustainable Development Undergraduate Major in Sustainable Development B A Earth and Environmental Sciences B A Concentration and Post Baccalaureate Environmental Post Baccalaureate Program in Ecology Evolution and Environmental Biology B S Earth and Environmental Engineering B A Environmental Biology Barnard B A Environmental Science Barnard B A Environmental Policy Barnard Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates SEE U Master s Programs M A Conservation Biology M S Earth Resources Engineering M S in Sustainability Management M A Climate and Society M P H Environmental Health Sciences M P A Environmental Science and Policy M P A in Development Practice M I A M P A Energy and Environment Doctoral Programs Ph D in Sustainable Development Ph D Earth and Environmental Engineering Ph D Earth and Environmental Sciences Ph D Atmospheric and Planetary Science APS Ph

    Original URL path: http://www.earth.columbia.edu/articles/view/50 (2014-06-30)
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  • Students Home - The Earth Institute - Columbia University
    Students Explore Sustainable Agriculture at McEnroe Farm Associations Clubs Connecting students with scientists and the cutting edge research they conduct at the Earth Institute Events Is Sustainability Sustainable A Post Bloomberg NYC Panel Discussion Multimedia Meet the Earth Institute Student Advisory Council Professional Development Resources and programming to help students prepare for their careers Publications 2014 Student Research Showcase Fellowships Scholarships Resource for conducting your own research on organizations offering

    Original URL path: http://www.earth.columbia.edu/articles/view/2981 (2014-06-30)
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  • Events Calendar - The Earth Institute - Columbia University
    University Morningside Campus The Faculty House Tuesday September 23 2014 6 00 pm to 7 00 pm Book Launch The Big Ratchet by Ruth DeFries Speakers Steven Cohen Executive Director The Earth Institute Ruth DeFries Denning Professor of Sustainable Development Chair Department of Ecology Evolution and Environmental Biology E3B Columbia University Location Columbia University Morningside Campus Italian Academy Tuesday September 30 2014 6 00 pm to 7 00 pm MS in Sustainability Management Online Information Session Speaker Steve Cohen Director M S in Sustainability Management Columbia University Location Online via Adobe Connect Thursday October 2 2014 11 00 am to 1 00 pm Conflict Resolution Career Fair Speakers Various Location Columbia University Morningside Campus Alfred Lerner Hall Roone Arledge Auditorium Broadway between 114th and 115th Streets Monday October 6 2014 1 00 pm to 2 00 pm Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy MPA ESP Online Information Session Speaker Steve Cohen Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer The Earth Institute Director Master of Public Administration Program in Environmental Science and Policy Columbia University Location online Saturday October 11 2014 10 00 am to 4 00 pm Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory LDEO Open House Speakers and Presenters Various Location Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory 61 Route 9W Palisades New York 10964 Tuesday October 14 2014 6 00 pm to 7 00 pm MS in Sustainability Management Online Information Session Speaker Steve Cohen Director M S in Sustainability Management Columbia University Location Online via Adobe Connect Wednesday October 22 2014 6 00 pm to 7 00 pm Origins of Environmental Law Process Issues and Solutions Introduction Steven Cohen Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer The Earth Institute Moderator Mike Gerrard Director Center for Climate Change Law The Earth Institute Columbia University Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice Columbia Law School

    Original URL path: http://www.earth.columbia.edu/articles/view/1774 (2014-06-30)
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  • News - The Earth Institute - Columbia University
    Change Says Major U S Report Company Donates 330 000 Bed Nets to Help Fight Malaria in Africa Earth Institute in the Media Earth Sciences Why El Nino Forecasts Use Probabilities Sierra Sun Times Jun 22 2014 Climate Change Global Warming Makes Drought Come Earlier Harder Faster The Guardian Jun 29 2014 Sustainable Development The Culture of Environmentalism and Sustainability Huffington Post Jun 30 2014 Pop Culture To Avoid World Cup Water Shortage Brazil Taps Reserves mashable Jun 12 2014 Technology Big Data and Climate Clues Helping Prevent Disease Outbreaks Forbes Jun 22 2014 Big City New York Will Have to Become Like Venice Next City Jun 25 2014 News From State of the Planet Blog On the Road with Kate Maddy America Talks about Water Jun 30 2014 Australopithecene Dental Calculus Jun 27 2014 For a Wind Powered City Heat Pumps Are Key Jun 27 2014 Our Fiscal Year Ends June 30 Donate Now to Help Us Finish Strong Jun 26 2014 MPA in Environmental Science and Policy Welcomes Class of 2015 Jun 26 2014 Media Inquiries Kevin Krajick 212 854 9729 kkrajick ei columbia edu Kyu Lee 212 851 0798 klee ei columbia edu Kim Martineau 845 365

    Original URL path: http://www.earth.columbia.edu/articles/view/2619 (2014-06-30)
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  • Videos - The Earth Institute - Columbia University
    Student Featured Animations Featured The Price of Civilization Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity 01 36 02 Meet the Earth Institute Student Advisory Council 00 02 44 Panel Discussion on NYC Leading the Way with PlaNYC 00 45 49 Panama Rocks Geologists working in Panama are investigating how magma from the deep earth helped form the slender land bridge that joins North and South America Produced by KEVIN KRAJICK Related Read

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