Featured News

Syndicate content
LDEO Featured News Items
Updated: 9 min 39 sec ago

A Climate Analyst Clarifies the Science Behind California's Water Woes - New York Times Dot Earth

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 12:00
NOAA scientist Martin Hoerling echoes Lamont climate scientist Richard Seager's view that California's ongoing drought is due to natural climate variation and not global warming.

Sixty-eight Million Ton Landslide in Alaska - Anchorage Daily News

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 12:00
New pictures and information about the Alaska landslide discovered by Lamont's Colin Stark, Goran Ekstrom and Clement Hibert.

If No One's around to See a Landslide, Does It Make a Noise? You Bet. - (Juneau, Alaska) Capital City Weekly

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 12:00
The massive landslide in Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park discovered by Lamont's Colin Stark, Goran Ekstrom and Clement Hibert discussed.

Imagining, and Measuring, the Unimaginable - Oculus

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 12:00
Lamont's Klaus Jacob speaks at the Center for Architecture about earthquake risk in New York City.

Finding New Worlds in New York City’s Old Snow Piles - New York Times

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 12:00
Lamont's Kirsty Tinto takes a saw to a New York City snow pile to see what can be learned about recent weather patterns.

El Niño May Return Late this Year, Experts Say - Los Angeles Times

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 12:00
Lamont's Richard Seager and the IRI's Tony Barnston comment on the odds of an El Nino event developing this year in the tropical Pacific.

As quakes rise, Texas still seeking answers - Fort Worth Star Telegram

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 12:00
Seismographs installed by Lamont-Doherty scientists near Youngstown, Ohio, in 2011 linked a string of earthquakes to wells used for disposal of waste fracking fluid.

Some of Earth's Biggest Landslides Are Surprisingly Hard to Find - Wired Science

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 12:00
Describes detection of remote landslide in Alaska by Lamont's Colin Stark, Goran Ekstrom and Clement Hibert.

NY State Expects All Utilities to Prep for Climate Change - Climate Central

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 12:00
Lamont's Klaus Jacob comments on a new measure encouraging utilities in New York state to prepare for the warmer temperatures and greater risk of flooding expected under climate change.

Study Links Temperature to a Peruvian Glacier’s Growth and Retreat - New York Times

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 12:00
Lamont's Aaron Putnam comments on new results showing that warmer temperatures, more than reduced snowfall, are responsible for the spectacular retreat of tropical glaciers in recent centuries.

Huge Landslide Photographed in Alaska - LiveScience

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 09:02
New images confirm the location of a landslide detected by Lamont geophysicists Colin Stark and Goran Ekstrom last week in southeastern Alaska.

Atlantic Current Can Shut Down for Centuries, Disrupting Climate - Science

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 12:00
Lamont's Jerry McManus comments on new results suggesting that overturning currents in the North Atlantic slowed or even stopped during a warm period 100,000 years ago.

Antarctic Glacier Thinned As Rapidly in the Past - Climate Wire

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 11:34
West Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier may continue thinning at a high rate based on new results of the glacier's past behavior published in Science by Lamont geochemist Joerg Schaefer and colleagues.

Impressively Massive Landslide Detected in Remote Alaska - LiveScience

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 12:00
Lamont-Doherty seismologists Colin Stark and Goran Ekstrom discuss a massive landslide that shook the Alaska panhandle on Feb. 14 and was detected by the global seismic network.

What’s Causing the Huge Spike in Earthquakes in Oklahoma? - The Nation

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 08:51
Lamont postdoctoral researcher Nicholas van der Elst says that the recent uptick in small earthquakes in Oklahoma may be due to the disposal of wastewater in underground injection wells.

Where Does Road Salt Come From? - National Geographic

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 12:00
Lamont-Doherty researcher Bob Newton explains the origins and chemistry of road salt.

New Mexico in its Worst Drought since 1880s - Albuquerque Journal

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 12:49
Work of Lamont-Doherty climate scientist Richard Seager cited.

Are the Droughts in Texas and California Related? - Texas Climate News

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 09:31
The long-lasting drought affecting Texas and California could be due to natural climate variation, not climate change, says Lamont tree-ring scientist Edward Cook.

Meteorologists See Silver Lining in Winter’s Storm Clouds - New York Times

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 12:00
Much of the raw data that goes into a weather forecast is automated, but you need experts to interpret the results and turn them into a prediction that people can understand, says Lamont atmospheric scientist Adam Sobel.

Science Linking Drought to Global Warming Remains Matter of Dispute - New York Times

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 12:00
Lamont climate scientist Richard Seager says the recent California drought may be due more to natural climate variation than a warming climate.