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Coming decades could see delays in summer monsoon rains in the U.S. Southwest and northwestern Mexico that water crops for 20 million people, according to a new study by Lamont-Doherty scientists Benjamin Cook and Richard Seager.
Lamont-Doherty's Klaus Jacob, a professor specializing in climate-change adaption, on the sorts of planning that might help prepare for an era of rising seas.
The science is yet unclear as to whether climate change influenced Hurricane Sandy, says Lamont-Doherty scientist Adam Sobel.
Did humans start altering the climate by farming, long before industrialization? Lamont-Doherty climate scientist Wally Broecker is one of the skeptics.
Big droughts have hit New York City's watershed in the past 500 years. More research from scientists at Lamont-Doherty suggest it could happen again.
Lamont-Doherty seismologists Paul Richards and Won-Young Kim discuss their analysis of North Korea's nuclear test in this video piece.
Sea surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean have historically helped define climate variation in the American Southwest but as climate warms the region will become drier overall, says Lamont-Doherty scientist Richard Seager.
Lamont-Doherty seismologist Paul Richards quoted in a story about North Korea's nuclear ambitions.
Data from a seismic station in China confirms that North Korea is getting a lot better at building nuclear bombs. The good news: they can't hide their tests from seismologists. Lamont-Doherty seismologists Paul Richards and Won-Young Kim weigh in.
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, scientists and officials are trying to protect the largest US city from future floods. “Ultimately, we all have to move together to higher ground,” says Lamont-Doherty scientist Klaus Jacob.
Lamont-Doherty scientist says a seawall may only protect Hoboken in the short-term from rising seas.
North Korea's first test is largely believed to have fizzled, with a yield of less than 1 kiloton, and the second was between 2 and 7 kilotons. "The first test almost failed. The second one showed they could basically do it. The third one showed that this is really working," said Lamont-Doherty seismologist Won-Young Kim.
Lamont-Doherty seismologist Paul Richards calls North Korea's nuclear blast on Tuesday "a serious explosion."
Significant snow is expected in our area between today and tomorrow. Lamnont's Adam Sobel explains what makes Blizzard "Nemo" different from Hurricane Sandy.
Scientists are calling for an increase in tree-ring samples from eastern hemlocks before the trees succumb to climate change and an invasive insect; Hemlocks are one of the most important recorders of year to year climate fluctuations in eastern North America, writes Lamont scientist Neil Pederson.
New York officials are studying the link between shale drilling and wastewater disposal and earthquakes, despite past assurances that natural gas production poses no seismic risk. Lamont seismologist Geoff Abers raised concerns about the risk of earthquakes in an op-ed last month in the Albany Times Union.
An ice-imaging instrument designed by Lamont scientists Robin Bell and Nick Frearson and bound for Greeland is discussed, along with Lamont Michael Kaplan's fieldwork in Antarctica.
Lamont-Doherty scientist Mark Cane discusses a new study in Nature that finds that global warming from greenhouse gases produces less rainfall than solar heating.
A study co-authored by Lamont-Doherty scientist Mark Cane suggests that human-caused and natural global warming episodes affect rainfall rates differently. The finding could help scientists better forecast what's ahead.
When it comes to how climate change influences rainfall, temperature may be only part of the puzzle. In a new study co-authored by Lamont's Mark Cane, scientists report that warming spurred by greenhouse gases causes less overall precipitation than similar warming caused by solar heating, such as what occurred hundreds of years ago.