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Science  22 May 1998:
Vol. 280, Issue 5367, pp. 1182-1185
DOI: 10.1126/science.280.5367.1182

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PALISADES, NEW YORK-- In a bold, contentious move, Columbia University is linking its renowned earth science faculty at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory with biologists and social scientists to study the planet's future. The university's new Earth Institute has had a difficult start, however, because of tensions between disciplines and friction between scientists and administrators.