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Searching for a fast, simple and low-cost way to monitor Earth’s changing coastlines, a team of scientists, including Lamont-Doherty Observatory postdoctoral researcher and marine scientist Alessio Rovere, has found an innovative use for drones.
According to the National Snow and Ice Data Center, the Arctic region had a record low sea ice extent in 2012 and lower than average coverage at the start of 2014. The decreased ice has caused shifts in the feeding, breeding and migration patterns of the region’s wildlife with additional implications for the local communities [...]
“Oysters, Pearls of Long Island Sound”, on display now at The Bruce Museum of Arts and Sciences, is both informative and visually engaging. Running until March 23rd, the exhibition introduces the ecology and evolutionary history of these mollusks, but that’s not all. True to a museum of both art and science, The Bruce has drawn in local history as well, displaying oystermen’s tools, vintage oyster advertisements, and even an early American Impressionist painting. This […]
The maps discussed in this blog illustrate how biophysical and socioeconomic risk factors—such as terrain, population distribution, settlement patterns, poverty, and governance—can combine to produce high levels of vulnerability to heavy rainfall, flooding, and landslides. The Itajaí River Basin shown in the map above, is the largest basin in Brazil’s southern state of Santa Catarina, [...]
On Friday, February 28th, the All Ivy Environmental and Sustainable Development Career Fair marked its eleventh year. The eight Ivy League schools – Brown, Cornell, Columbia, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania, and Yale – teamed up once again to host the fair at Columbia University in New York City. This year’s event attracted 69 recruiting organizations, and over 900 students and alumni. For students in Columbia University’s M.S. in […]
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