Featured News

Syndicate content
LDEO Featured News Items
Updated: 3 min 34 sec ago

Did a Comet Really Kill the Mammoths 12,900 Years Ago? - National Geographic News

Wed, 09/11/2013 - 10:36
Lamont's Wally Broecker weighs in on the hypothesis that an extraterrestrial impact nearly 13,000 years ago briefly cooled the planet and killed off North America's mega-fauna.

Could Fracking Store Trillions of Tons of CO2 in Rocks? - Climatewire

Tue, 09/10/2013 - 11:00
Feature about Lamont-Doherty scientists Peter Kelemen and Juerg Matters work in Oman to study the potential for exposed mantle rocks to store excess CO2.

Microgrids: A New Kind of Power Struggle - Climate Central

Tue, 09/10/2013 - 07:58
Lamont's Roger Anderson discusses the hurdles to installing self-contained electricity networks, or micro-grids, in NYC to make cites more storm-resilient.

Drones Find New Purpose Studying Arctic Ice Melt - Climate Central

Sun, 09/08/2013 - 11:00
Lamont's Chris Zappa explains how drones are helping to study climate change and sea-level rise in remote polar regions.

Out of Sync - Audubon

Fri, 09/06/2013 - 09:41
Audubon magazine follows Lamont-Doherty ecologist Natalie Boelman to Alaska's Toolik Field Station to learn how climate change is affecting migratory birds.

How Plate Tectonics Clicked - Nature

Thu, 09/05/2013 - 12:57
Lamont-Doherty seismologist Lynn Sykes and cartographer Marie Tharp are cited in this recap of how plate tectonics theory became scientific consensus.

Undertstanding Lava - WAMC

Thu, 09/05/2013 - 08:18
Lamont-Doherty researcher Einat Lev explains how to make lava in the lab.

Fracking Practices to Blame for Ohio Earthquakes - LiveScience

Wed, 09/04/2013 - 16:36
The injection of waste fracking fluid underground triggered earthquakes near Youngstown, Ohio, by causing an ancient fault to rupture, says a new study by Lamont's Won-Young Kim.

Carbon Storage Studies Grapple with Politics, Geology - Climate Central

Tue, 09/03/2013 - 11:13
Paul Olsen and David Goldberg discuss rock coring work on campus and what the rocks may tell about their potential for storing excess carbon dioxide.

More Quakes Linked to Fracking Waste Disposal - The Columbus Dispatch

Mon, 09/02/2013 - 11:00
A fracking waste disposal well linked to 11 earthquakes that rocked the Youngstown area was the likely source of at least 98 additional temblors that were too weak for people to notice, according to a new study by Lamont's Won-Young Kim.

Climate Change May Offer Hurricane Help, Says Study - National Geographic

Mon, 09/02/2013 - 11:00
A group of scientists that include Lamont's Adam Sobel and Lorenzo Polvani say that warmer air may help push hurricanes into the Atlantic Ocean and make storms like Sandy less common.

Dropping the Bomb on Poaching - Natural History Magazine

Sun, 09/01/2013 - 11:00
A recap of Lamont-Doherty scientist Kevin Uno's study in PNAS describing a more accurate method for dating elephant ivory.

IcePod Flies over Greenland to Examine Ice Melt - (Rockland, N.Y.) Journal News

Thu, 08/29/2013 - 11:00
Story and video summarize test flights of the Lamont IcePod over Greenland.

Greenland Mega Canyon Sends Water to the Sea - Climate Central

Thu, 08/29/2013 - 11:00
Lamont's Robin Bell comments on a newly discovered canyon beneath more than a mile of ice in Greenland rivaling the size of the Grand Canyon.

Drones Prove Useful in Polar Regions to Study Melting Ice - The Guardian

Tue, 08/27/2013 - 11:00
Lamont's Chris Zappa discusses the potential for unmanned aerial vehicles to do science in dangerous places.

Scientists track Greenland's melting ice sheets with 'icepod' - The Guardian

Tue, 08/27/2013 - 11:00
Lamont-Doherty scientists Robin Bell, Chris Zappa, Kirsty Tinto and Nick Frearson appear in this video about the Lamont IcePod project.

Flying Low over Greenland, Icepod Tracks Changes in the Ice Sheet - The Guardian

Tue, 08/27/2013 - 11:00
Guardian reporter Suzanne Goldenberg follows the Lamont IcePod team to Greenland as they test their ice-measuring instruments.

Scientists Analyze IcePod Data - Poughkeepsie Journal

Mon, 08/26/2013 - 11:00
Final story in a series about the Lamont IcePod project and field testing that took place this summer.

Can Cities Adjust to a Retreating Coastline? - New York Times

Thu, 08/22/2013 - 11:00
Lamont-Doherty scientist Klaus Jacob quoted on urban planning around climate change and rising seas.

Study Links Disposal Well to Ohio Tremors - Youngstown Vindicator

Tue, 08/20/2013 - 08:02
A new study led by Lamont-Doherty seismologist Won-Young Kim links an underground disposal well for waste fracking fluid in Youngstown, Ohio, to more than a hundred small earthquakes that occurred through 2011.