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Does Air Pollution Deflate Urban Bikers' Health? - Science Friday

Fri, 09/11/2015 - 12:00
Lamont-Doherty geochemist Steven Chillrud describes his study underway that is fitting cyclists across New York with sensors to map out air quality around the city.

Award Recognizes Research on Human Distribution by Altitude - Space Ref

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 19:40
Lamont geophysicist Chris Small has won a 2015 Golden Goose Award for his work on how human populations are distributed with respect to altitude. The award was created by a coalition of business, university, and scientific organizations.

Golden Goose Award Recognizes Research on Altitude and Human Populations - AAAS

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 12:00
Lamont Scientist Chris Small's curiosity about altitudes where people live has led to advances in cancer research, semiconductor manufacturing, food marketing, and more.

Honoring High Achievements in Hypsographic Demography - Social Science Space

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 12:00
Two decades ago two curious scientists from very different fields wondered how many people live at various altitudes. Aided by federal funding, their inquiries have helped in area ranging from disaster preparedness to cancer research. Focuses on research by Lamont's Chris Small.

Bicycles, Breathing and Bridges: A Toxic Trio? - WNYC

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 12:00
WNYC talks with a member of the Bicycle Brigade, a group of cyclists helping Lamont's Steven Chillrud and Columbia Public Health's Darby Jack track the effects of pollution on riders throughout New York City.

Could Changes in Arctic Precipitation Slow Ice Sheet Loss? - Phys.org

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 12:00
A new project involving Lamont's Nicolas Young will study how rising temperatures and altered Arctic precipitation patterns could affect the Greenland Ice Sheet.

Pedaling through Pollution: Science Friday Cycles the City - WNYC

Tue, 09/08/2015 - 12:00
Urban bicycling has many benefits, but it comes with risks, including inhaling air pollutants. Lamont-Doherty's Steven Chillrud and Columbia Health's Darby Jack set out to measure what riders are exposed to, how much actually gets into their bodies, and whether it affects riders’ health.

Global Warming Could Drive the Next Refugee Crisis - Mashable

Tue, 09/08/2015 - 12:00
A study from Lamont-Doherty's Richard Seager found that global warming doubled to tripled the risk of a crippling drought in the Fertile Crescent as severe as the one that occurred shortly before the fighting broke out.

Failure to Act on Climate Change Could Mean an Even Bigger Refugee Crisis - Guardian

Mon, 09/07/2015 - 12:00
Global warming does not cause the conflicts that have caused mass movement of people, but it would be wrong to say it does not contribute. Cites research by Lamont-Doherty's Richard Seager.

The Subdued Roar of the Boxing Day Earthquake - ABC

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 12:00
Lamont geophysicists Maya Tolstoy and Delwayne Bohnenstiehl used recordings from three underwater microphones to determine the speed at which the earth tore: almost 3 kilometers per second.

Obama Just Explained What a "Gigaton" Is. Here's Why That's a Big Deal - Washington Post

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 12:00
President Obama quoted Lamont-Doherty's Meredith Nettles while explaining glacier loss during a speech on climate change in Alaska. The Washington Post picked up on it and explains the importance.

How Hurricane Katrina Changed Climate Research - Climate Central

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 06:00
Hurricane Katrina helped galvanize hurricane-climate change research, and 10 years later, significant strides have been made. Two leaders in the field, Lamont's Adam Sobel and Suzana Camargo, explain.

How Natural Disasters Harm the Poor More than the Rich - Slate

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 12:00
It was true before Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, and it’s true now, writes Lamont-Doherty's John Mutter.

This Year’s Wildfires May Change Western Forests Forever - Take Part

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 12:00
Instead of aiding regeneration, the megafires we're seeing today are destroying forests, Lamont-Doherty's Park Williams says. "What comes back might not be anything like what we consider the natural state of the forest.”

Hurricanes May Get Stronger, and Society Needs to Prepare - The Chronicle Herald

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 12:00
Lamont-Doherty's Adam Sobel, head of the Extreme Weather and Climate Initiative and author of Storm Surge, speaks in Halifax about hurricane risk.

10 Years Later, No One Knows How Many People Died Because of Katrina - FiveThirtyEight

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 12:00
After Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, Lamont's John Mutter and others began looking into the lack of standards for counting the human toll of hurricanes. They set out to develop new methods.

Sea Ice: Ancient Oceans Birthed Diamonds - Live Science

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 06:00
"We can look at diamonds as time capsules, as messengers from a place we have no other way of seeing," says Lamont-Doherty's Yaakov Weiss.

Is New Jersey Overdue for Another Earthquake? - Asbury Park Press

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 12:00
Lamont-Doherty's Art Lerner-Lam discusses earthquake risks to infrastructure in New Jersey and the importance of resilient development.

Yes, Climate Change Has a Hand in the California Drought - Ars Technica

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 04:00
Lamont-Doherty's Park Williams explains how warming-driven evaporation adds to the severity of the California drought.

An Unstoppable Force is Making California's Drought Worse - Business Insider

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 12:00
A report from Lamont's Park Williams suggests that the current California drought is just one in a series of dry spells that could cripple the state over the coming decades.