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According to the World Water Management Institute, over one-third of the human population is affected by water scarcity. Advances in physical understanding, its applications, and the study of our environment and bio-mimicry help us develop more effective ways to fight freshwater scarcity around the world.
For Sara Tjossem, a Senior Lecturer at the School of International and Public Affairs, the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program is an exciting opportunity for her to engage with tomorrow's environmental leaders. Tjossem says one of her favorite parts of the program is watching students form professional and personal connections they may not have otherwise made.
Sitting on the iconic front steps of Low Library, Alma Mater opens her arms to all who would learn. The plinth on which she rests sends a different message -- clues to one possible method of carbon sequestration, which could prove to be a vital technology for addressing our problem of too much CO2.
An Evening with the Writers of the Clean Air Act: Insight into the ‘Golden Age’ of Environmental Law
On October 22, 2014, the Earth Institute hosted a panel discussion on the Origins of Environmental Law, featuring Leon Billings and Thomas Jorling, the two senior majority and minority staff members who led the Senate Subcommittee on Environmental Pollution which originated and developed The Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and other major environmental legislation. [...]
“The Ebola epidemic in West Africa should be viewed akin to a world war whose outcome ... matters crucially for all of us," said Dr. Ranu Dhillon, senior health advisor for The Earth Institute. Dhillon and other health experts will speak at a special conference on Ebola from 1-5 p.m. at Faculty House, Columbia University, on Monday, Oct. 27.
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