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  • The Earth Institute - Columbia University
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    Original URL path: http://www.earth.columbia.edu/sections/view/9 (2015-07-20)
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  • Mission: Solutions for Sustainable Development - The Earth Institute - Columbia University
    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 dealing

    Original URL path: http://www.earth.columbia.edu/articles/view/1791 (2015-07-20)
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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 (2015-07-20)
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  • Education: Welcome - The Earth Institute - Columbia University
    the graduate level which combine the expertise of leading Earth Institute researchers and faculty in the fields of environmental policy sustainability management and climate change with the resources of Columbia University From environmental economics to sustainable development doctoral students 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 E M P A Concentration in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management Program in Economic Policy Management 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 D Environmental Health Sciences Ph D Programs Department of Ecology Evolution and Environmental Biology E3B Ph D Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Ph D Evolutionary Primatology Certificate Programs Certificate in Sustainability Analytics Certificate in Sustainable Water Management Evening Certificate in Conservation and Environmental Sustainability Environmental Policy

    Original URL path: http://www.earth.columbia.edu/articles/view/50 (2015-07-20)
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  • Students Home - The Earth Institute - Columbia University
    Student News MPA Students Partner with Raritan Headwaters Association Associations Clubs Connecting students with scientists and the cutting edge research they conduct at the Earth Institute Events The Earth Institute Annual Student Research Showcase Multimedia Meet the Earth Institute Student Advisory Council Professional Development Resources and programming to help students prepare for their careers Alumni Resources for Earth Institute Alumni Fellowships Scholarships Resource for conducting your own research on organizations

    Original URL path: http://www.earth.columbia.edu/articles/view/2981 (2015-07-20)
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  • Events Calendar - The Earth Institute - Columbia University
    M S in Sustainability Management Online Information Session Speaker Steve Cohen Director M S in Sustainability Management Columbia University Location Online via Adobe Connect Tuesday September 8 2015 12 00 pm to 1 00 pm M S in Sustainability Management Online Information Session Speaker Steve Cohen Director M S in Sustainability Management Columbia University Location Online via Adobe Connect Thursday September 10 2015 6 00 pm to 8 00 pm Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy MPA ESP 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 Columbia University Morningside Campus The Faculty House Wednesday September 16 2015 6 00 pm to 8 00 pm 2015 Paris Climate Conference COP21 What to expect and what should follow Speakers Scott Barrett Lenfest Earth Institute Professor of Natural Resource Economics The Earth Institute Columbia University Laurence Tubiana Founder and Director the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations IDDRI Sciences Po Professor of International Affairs School of International and Public Affiars Columbia University Location Columbia University Morningside Campus Buell Hall Wednesday Sep 23 through Thursday Sep 24 2015 12 00 am to 11 59 pm International Conference on Sustainable Development Moderator Femi Oke Journalist Featured Speakers Peter Bakker President World Business Council for Sustainable Development WBCSD Jan Eliasson Deputy Secretary General United Nations Mary Robinson Former President Ireland President Chair Board of Trustees Mary Robinson Foundation Jeffrey D Sachs Director Sustainable Development Solutions Network SDSN Director Earth Institute Columbia University Special Advisor to UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon on the Millennium Development Goals Location Columbia University Morningside Campus Alfred Lerner Hall Thursday October 1 2015 12 00 pm to 1 00 pm M S in Sustainability Management Online Information

    Original URL path: http://www.earth.columbia.edu/articles/view/1774 (2015-07-20)
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  • News - The Earth Institute - Columbia University
    Spark The Syrian War Warming Pushes Western U S Toward Driest Period in 1 000 Years Seafloor Volcano Pulses May Alter Climate Earth Institute in the Media Earth Sciences Glacial Earthquakes May Help Scientists Track Ice Loss Los Angeles Times Jun 26 2015 Climate Change Can This Tiny Pacific Country Be Saved Fusion Jul 8 2015 Sustainable Development Coal Miners Extractive Industries and a Sustainable Economy Huffington Post Jul 20 2015 Pop Culture A Dinosaur Expert Critiques Dinosaur Toys Mashable Jun 11 2015 Technology Futuristic Water Systems WAMC Jul 15 2015 Big City Climate Scientists Bring Studies Down to Neighborhood Scale New York Environment Report Jul 1 2015 News From State of the Planet Blog Conflict Resolution in the Arab World a Knowledge Sharing Agenda Jul 17 2015 Has the Green Revolution Really Succeeded Jul 16 2015 Hospitalizations Increase Near Fracking Sites Study Shows Jul 16 2015 Using Impact Investing to Live Within the Limits of Nature Jul 15 2015 Helping Youth Develop Skills for a Global Economy Jul 15 2015 Media Inquiries Kevin Krajick 212 854 9729 kkrajick ei columbia edu Kyu Lee 212 851 0798 klee ei columbia edu Journalists may call these contacts for information Other inquiries

    Original URL path: http://www.earth.columbia.edu/articles/view/2619 (2015-07-20)
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  • Videos - The Earth Institute - Columbia University
    in Chile s northern mountainous Coquimbo region which is extremely dry The region receives only about 100 millimeters 4 inches of rain each year and most of it during one short rainy season The rainfall is also highly variable and driven in large part on El Niño and La Niña fluctuations In some years the region will get close to zero rainfall while in others it will get five times the average amount Coquimbo has been in almost continuous drought since 2007 which presents an enormous challenge to those managing the Elqui basin s water resources which provides drinking water for two cities and irrigation for large vineyards small farmers and goat herders This video tells the story of how scientists from Columbia University s International Research Institute for Climate and Society UNESCO the Water Center for Arid and Semi Arid Zones in Latin America and the Caribbean and the Center for Advanced Research in Arid Zones worked with the local water authorities to help them better manage and allocate Coquimbo s most precious resource They developed a seasonal forecast model to predict precipitation for the region using data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and IRI s powerful

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