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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.
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.
Lamont Scientist Chris Small's curiosity about altitudes where people live has led to advances in cancer research, semiconductor manufacturing, food marketing, and more.
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.
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.
A new project involving Lamont's Nicolas Young will study how rising temperatures and altered Arctic precipitation patterns could affect the Greenland Ice Sheet.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It was true before Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, and it’s true now, writes Lamont-Doherty's John Mutter.
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.”
Lamont-Doherty's Adam Sobel, head of the Extreme Weather and Climate Initiative and author of Storm Surge, speaks in Halifax about hurricane risk.
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.
"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.
Lamont-Doherty's Art Lerner-Lam discusses earthquake risks to infrastructure in New Jersey and the importance of resilient development.
Lamont-Doherty's Park Williams explains how warming-driven evaporation adds to the severity of the California drought.
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.