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'Butterflies of the Sea' Record Ocean Conditions - AGU Blogs

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 16:58
Lamont-Doherty researcher Nina Keul's work to measure changing ocean chemistry by analyzing the shells of tiny marine creatures known as pteropods is discussed.

Is the West's Dry Spell Really a Megadrought? - Climate Central

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 15:47
The drought that has been afflicting most of the Western states for the past 13 years could be a multi-decade dry spell, says Lamont-Doherty scientist Edward Cook.

Shaking in Texas Makes Officials Worry about Injection from Drilling - Energy Wire

Thu, 12/05/2013 - 12:00
Work by Lamont-Doherty seismologists in 2012 that linked earthquakes in Ohio to underground wastewater injection wells cited.

From Computer Models to Calendar Models, These Climate Scientists Are Workin' It - Tree Hugger

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 12:00
Climate models! A bad pun becomes bright new way to talk about climate change.

Scientists Call for Early Warning System for Sudden Climate Change Impacts - Climate Wire

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 12:00
Though average temperatures may slowly creep higher over the coming century, changes in some places may come faster than societies can adapt. Lamont's Jerry McManus comments on a new National Research Council Report.

New Wall Calendar Humanizes Science - LiveScience

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 12:00
"We really wanted to push the climate models pun and have them modeling," said Lamont's Rebecca Fowler. "We just felt like that would be a more effective means of communication, and they were all happy to do it."

Could Weakening Winds Threaten Pacific Northwest's Water? - Climate Wire

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 12:00
A new study in Science attributes declines in mountain stream flow in the Pacific Northwest to a slowing of the westerly winds but Lamont's Richard Seager says the decline might also be due to greater evaporation.

Ways We Can Maintain Water's Integrity - Poughkeepsie Journal

Sat, 11/30/2013 - 12:00
Lamont-Doherty's permeable paving, which absorbs rainwater where it falls, cited.

Generation Toxic - OnEarth Magazine

Mon, 11/25/2013 - 12:00
The author measures her exposure to black carbon using a portable air-monitoring device developed by Lamont-Doherty environmental geochemist Steven Chillrud.

Bloomberg's Legacy: Climate Change and NYC's Future - Inside Climate News

Thu, 11/21/2013 - 12:00
"I was realistic enough not to have unrealistic expectations," said Lamont's Klaus Jacob, the geophysicist who served on the city's climate panel and saw his own home flooded by Sandy. "Engineered measures such as sea walls, berms, levees, and raising of structures ... take many years if not decades to finance and implement."

Reimagining New York - PBS Nova

Thu, 11/21/2013 - 12:00
What will New York City be like 400 years from now? That's the city we should plan for Lamont's Klaus Jacobs tells PBS Nova.

Climate Science: The Challenge of Hot Drought - Nature

Thu, 11/21/2013 - 10:11
In a new study in the Journal of Climate, Lamont's Ben Cook, Jason Smerdon, Richard Seager and Ed Cook find that multi-year, widespread droughts in North America like the one that extended through several regions of the U.S. last year may be more common than we thin.k

Climate Models for Every Month of 2014 - Climate Central

Fri, 11/15/2013 - 12:00
Climate scientists at Lamont-Doherty and the IRI took a break from their research to be fashion models, and you can hang the results can on your wall in 2014.

Monitoring a Climate Epidemic - Los Angeles Times

Fri, 11/15/2013 - 09:10
Typhoon Haiyan represents a sobering reminder to the international community that we cannot afford to procrastinate on climate action; uncertainty is not an excuse for inaction, writes Lamont's Adam Sobel and Harvard science historian Naomi Oreskes.

Climate Models, XXX = YYY-Wowza! - OnEarth Magazine

Thu, 11/14/2013 - 15:19
Sorry shirtless firemen, climate scientists could take over the sexy calendar market in 2014, a project conceived by Lamont's Rebecca Fowler and the IRI's Francesco Fiondella.

How Deadly Storms Claim a Bigger Toll - CNN.com

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 16:17
In the last century cyclone-related damages have risen dramatically as population grows on vulnerable coastlines, writes Lamont's Adam Sobel in this op-ed. As climate warms, storms may also become more intense.

Investigating Landslides From Afar - Discover Magazine

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 12:00
A profile of work by Lamont's Colin Stark and Göran Ekström to detect landslides in remote places using satellite images and seismic data.

M.T.A. Foresight Saved NYC Subways from Sandy's Wrath - New York Times

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:00
Lamont's Klaus Jacob praises efforts by New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority to protect critical infrastructure well before Hurricane Sandy struck.

Typhoon May Be Harbinger of Worse to Come - Voice of America

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:00
Lamont's Adam Sobel describes how typhoons work and why they may become more intense as climate warms.

'Climate Models' Calendar Celebrates Climate Scientists and their Work - Smithsonian

Thu, 11/07/2013 - 12:00
These climate scientists, including Lamont's Peter deMenocal, Dorothy Peteet, Richard Seager and Jason Smerdon, had some fun posing on landscapes representing their very serious work.