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California Drought Drives an 'Explosive,' Longer Wildfire Season - NBCNews.com

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 12:00
Those high temperatures are baking the moisture out of the soil and air, leaving vegetation especially dry and vulnerable to catching fire, said Park Williams, an assistant research professor at the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University.

Nepal earthquake: A tragedy waiting to happen (Opinion) - CNN

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 12:00
The disastrous earthquake in Nepal was large, but geophysicists knew it was coming, writes scientist Colin Stark.

$35 Million Federal Award to Rockland's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory for Oceanic Research - The Patch

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 12:00
Article on IODP being awarded to Lamont-Doherty by the NSF.

War, famine, and drought – the unholy trinity changing our world - Independent

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 12:00
All the same, as the co-author of the Syrian study Richard Seager phrased it: "A drought made worse by climate change was one important factor that initiated the social unravelling."

Amid California's Historic Drought, a Scientist Digs for Answers - Inside Climate News

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 13:17
Profile of Lamont grad student Guleed Ali.

Lake Mead 2015: Photos Show Water Level Nearing Record Low As Drought Threatens Southwest - International Business Times

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 12:00
"Even at the middle-of-the-road scenario, we see enough warming and drying to push us past the worst droughts experienced in the region since the medieval era," Benjamin Cook, a scientist at NASA'sGoddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, told National Geographic in February.

Decoding the Depths of the Earth - Scienceline

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 12:00
Feature on seismologist William Menke’s work.

Scientists Turn to Drones For Closer Look at Sea Ice - Climate Central

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 12:00
Zappa, an oceanographer at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, wants to understand the details of exactly how sea ice breaks up and melts, and he is going to call on a quintessentially 21st century technology to help him do it.

Chile Calbuco Eruption 2015: How A Quiet Volcano Could Suddenly Explode After 5 Years - International Business Times

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 12:00
"If you have a monitoring system in place, it's very unlikely that deeper activity will go unnoticed," Philipp Ruprecht, a volcanologist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in New York, told LiveScience.

NASA's MESSENGER Spacecraft Is About To Crash Into Mercury - Huffington Post

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 12:01
Quotes Lamont Director Sean Solomon.

NASA’s Messenger spacecraft is about to crash into Mercury - Washington Post

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 12:00
"Although Mercury is one of Earth's nearest planetary neighbors, astonishingly little was known when we set out," Principal Investigator Sean Solomon, director of Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, said in a statement.

Pacific Ocean Tied To Global Warming Hiatus - Tech Times

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:00
Quotes Braddock Linsley.