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How Scary Is Hurricane Joaquin, Really? - The Daily Beast

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 12:00
While Hurricane Joaquin swirls off the coast, two additional sources of weather woes are affecting the East Coast, bringing heavy rainfall and a rare, prolonged wind event. Quotes Lamont's Suzana Camargo.

The Storm King - Science

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 18:28
Lamont's Adam Sobel talks to Science about the Madden-Julian Oscillation, a powerful driver of weather in the tropics.

Bringing Back the City: Superstorm Sandy and the Subways - New York Transit Museum

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 12:00
The New York Transit Museum looks back at how New York City's mass transit responded to a flooding crisis and recovered from Superstorm Sandy. Videos feature Lamont-Doherty's Adam Sobel, head of the Initiative on Extreme Weather and Climate.

This Hurricane Won't Be Like the Last One - WNYC

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 12:00
Hurricane Joaquin is headed north, possibly towards New York City. Lamont's Adam Sobel talks about the wide range of forecasts, the likelihood of heavy rain, and how this hurricane is different from Superstorm Sandy.

Seawater the Source of Fluid-Rich Diamonds - EARTH Magazine

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 12:00
Subducting oceanic plates that dive hundreds of kilometers beneath Earth’s surface carry with them cargoes of sediment and seawater. As the plate heats up the deeper it sinks, this seawater not only initiates melting in the rock above it, but can also trigger diamond formation, suggests a new study in Nature by Lamont's Yaakov Weiss.

Joaquin? There’s No Perfect Forecast, So Stay Tuned, Be Prepared - WX Shift

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 12:00
Models present a range of possible outcomes, and right now forecasters are still weighing the odds for Hurricane Joaquin, writes Lamont-Doherty's Adam Sobel.

California Drought Will End, but It's Not the Last - CNBC

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 12:00
Droughts will likely become more frequent in the state than they have been in the past. CNBC talks to Lamont-Doherty's Park Williams about the changes.

Scientists Declare an Urgent Mission – Study West Antarctica, and Fast - Washington Post

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 12:00
Scientists who have been raising alarms about the endangered ice sheet of West Antarctica say they’ve identified a key glacier that could pose the single most immediate threat to the world’s coastlines — and are pushing for an urgent new effort to study it. Lamont-Doherty's Robin Bell is quoted.

New York City Flood Risk Rising Due to Climate Change - USA Today

Mon, 09/28/2015 - 12:00
Lamont's Adam Sobel, author of the book "Storm Surge" about Superstorm Sandy, comments on new research about flood risks from extreme weather in New York City.

Is Biking in the City Bad for Your Health? Researchers Want to Find Out - PRI

Sun, 09/27/2015 - 12:00
Exercise is one of the top benefits for cyclists, but the health effects of air pollution on riders is less well-known. Scientists including Lamont-Doherty's Steven Chillrud are trying to figure out what those health effects might be to help create a safer commute.

Celebrating the Winners of the 2015 Golden Goose Award - AAU

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 14:00
In a video, Lamont-Doherty geophysicist Chris Small discusses his work that led to a 2015 Golden Goose Award, presented at the Library of Congress.

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.