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Battling ‘the Largest Mass Poisoning in History’

By Kevin Krajick and David Funkhouser

International health experts have called it the largest mass poisoning in history, and it is still underway. Some 100 million people in southeast Asia have been drinking from shallow wells originally drilled to provide germ-free water; but many turned out to be contaminated with naturally occurring arsenic. 3,802 more words


Science Nabs Illegal Ivory Sellers

A Toronto-based company has been convicted of selling illegal ivory in the first case to use a technique for dating ivory developed by a scientist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in collaboration with other colleagues. 680 more words


Music on the Rocks Presents and Evening of Classic Rock

On Saturday, June 13, high atop the lush Palisades cliffs, the Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey will continue its series of outdoor summer concerts aptly titled “Music on the Rocks.” This month attendees can come expecting some good old-fashioned rock n’ roll music by none other than area perennial Thaddeus MacGregor and his band Kid Thadillac. 376 more words

Announcing the Launch of CSR's Spread Science Video Series

In the fall of 2014, the members of the Columbia Science Review sought to continue their mission of promoting scientific awareness and literacy in ways other than the methods already in place: the biannual publication of the  142 more words

Climate Change

Clock is Ticking in West Antarctic

(First posted May 23, 2014 on State of the Planet.)

Reports that a portion of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet has begun to irretrievably collapse, threatening a 4-foot rise in sea levels over the next couple of centuries, surged through the news media last week. 1,398 more words


Crossing 400ppm: Welcome to the Pliocene

(Post first published on State of the Planet April 22, 2014.)

“Right now, we’re living in a world of a Pliocene atmosphere,” scientist Maureen Raymo of the… 368 more words


Join the Earth Institute for Climate Week NYC 2014

(First posted on State of the Planet Sept. 15, 2014.)

From heads of state to ordinary citizens, thousands of people will gather for more than 100 events during Climate Week NYC. 1,096 more words