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The ‘Pernicious Paradox’ of Urban Forestry

May 4, 2021

How do we fundamentally transform the way we live in cities? Globally, nations are grappling with the answer to this question

Cryptocurrency Mining’s High Energy Demand: Can the Benefits of Digital Currencies Overcome their Significant Environmental Impacts?

April 10, 2021

It’s safe to say that few economists thought Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies would perform as successfully as they have in the modern economy.

Sacred and Sanctioned: Shadow Conserving Ethiopian Church Forests

April 3, 2021

Deep in Ethiopia’s South Gonder, sparsely conserved forests have found an unlikely ally against deforestation: an Oriental Orthodox Church. “In Ethiopian

Zero Waste Movement: Harmful or Helpful?

March 27, 2021

The zero waste movement has been gaining momentum in recent years with a growing number of eco-influencers and bloggers sharing zero

PPE, Plastic, and the Pandemic: COVID-19’s Impact on Waste Generation

March 21, 2021

As we pass the one year anniversary of the COVID-19 outbreak in the US, it is astonishing to see how dramatically

The Future Environmental Impacts of COVID-19

December 2, 2020

For the past several months, the impact of COVID-19 on the environment has been clear: reports of improvements in air quality have circulated,

State Climate Leadership? A review of Dr. Leah Stokes’ “Short Circuiting Policy”

November 20, 2020

In recent years, most of the debate in the United States over government action to fight climate change has revolved around

COVID-19 and Biodiversity Loss: How Destruction of the Environment is Creating a Wave of Pandemics

November 13, 2020

The devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic has left us all wondering: What have we done wrong to create a global

COVID Economic Recovery: What Might a Green Stimulus Look Like?

September 16, 2020


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July 24, 2020

Consilience is a cutting-edge sustainable development journal with global presence and scope, run by students at Columbia University. The Journal seeks to publish