State of the Planet - News from the Earth Institute

Confirming Long-Term Trend, 2018 Was Fourth Warmest Year on Record

Wallace Broecker, Prophet of Climate Change

Wallace Broecker, a geochemist who initiated key research into the history of earth’s climate and humans’ influence upon it, died Feb. 18 in New York. He was 87.

by |February 19, 2019

Youth Strike for Climate and the Ethics of Climate Policy

I believe we are in the midst of a paradigm shift in environmental politics. The idea that we must choose between economic well-being and environmental protection is being challenged.

by |February 18, 2019
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What’s Really Feeding Long Island’s Destructive Brown Tides?

A new study shows that phosphorus and nitrogen should be reduced to mitigate harmful algae blooms in coastal NY waters.

by |February 15, 2019
A puffin sits on a grassy hill.

Contest Highlights Stunning Photos of Nature and Fieldwork

The contest, hosted Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology celebrates the beauty of their work.

by |February 15, 2019
carbon catalogue

Data Visualization Tool Shows Carbon Footprint of Everyday Products

The Carbon Catalogue makes it easy to explore consumer products’ carbon emissions and the various strategies companies are employing to reduce emissions.

by |February 14, 2019