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Biking and Breathing - Columbia Magazine

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 12:00
Lamont's Steve Chillrud and Columbia Public Health's Darby Jack are outfitting New York City cyclists with air-monitoring equipment to determine how the intensity of their workouts affects the amount of pollution they inhale and the impact pollution has on their cardiovascular systems.

Scientists Find Tools that Predate Earliest Known Humans - Columbia Magazine

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 12:00
“The prospect that somebody else was turning rocks into cutting instruments half a million years before our earliest known ancestors were walking around northern Africa rewrites the book on everything we thought we knew about early tool usage,” said Lamont geologist Christopher Lepre.

The Exxon Research Program That Advanced Understanding of Climate Change - InsideClimate News

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 12:00
Lamont's Taro Takahashi used Exxon's tanker records to conclude that the oceans absorb only about 20 percent of the CO2 from the burning of fossil fuels and other human activities. The paper earned Takahashi a "Champions of the Earth" prize from the United Nations.

From the U.S. House: Recognizing Golden Goose Award Winner Chris Small - Congressional Record

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 12:00
Congressman Mark Pocan of Wisconsin honored Lamont-Doherty's Chris Small from the floor of the U.S. House for his work that won a 2015 Golden Goose Award.

The Southern Ocean Is Breathing in Carbon Dioxide at a Healthy Rate - Ocean News & Technology

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 12:00
Newly updated ship and satellite data analyzed by Lamont's Taro Takahashi show that CO2 uptake started growing again in 2002, and that the Southern Ocean is now absorbing proportionately as much CO2 as ever.

Sen. Ed Markey on the Golden Goose Award - Huffington Post

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 07:00
Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts joined colleagues in praising the winners of the 2015 Golden Goose Award, including Lamont-Doherty geophysicist Chris Small.

Scientists Say California Hasn't Been This Dry in 500 Years - Washington Post

Mon, 09/14/2015 - 12:00
California is in the fourth year of a severe drought with temperatures so high and precipitation so low that rain and snow evaporate almost as soon as they hit the ground. Cites research by Lamont's Park Williams.

Sierra Nevada Snowpack Worst in Five Centuries - Discovery News

Mon, 09/14/2015 - 12:00
“This really highlights the need for more tree ring data for the Sierra Nevada," says Lamont's Park Williams.

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.