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Forecast for East Africa: Dry, With a Chance of Pirates - On Earth

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 12:00
A new study from Lamont's Peter deMenocal and colleagues finds the Horn of Africa is drying and will continue to get drier. That's likely to drive poverty and piracy.

Winter Blooms in the Arabian Sea - NASA

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 12:00
Lamont's Joaquim Goes and Helga do Rosario Gomes have been studying blooms in the Arabian Sea, where a tiny organism and its tenants have made an unexpected appearance that could harm other marine life that the region depends on for food.

Hurricane-Like Antarctic Winds May Contribute to Sea Level Rise - Europa Press

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 12:00
Hurricane-force winds remove large amounts of snow in Antarctica, which might increase the estimates of how much the frozen continent contributes to sea level rise. Cites research by Lamont-Doherty's Indrani Das.

Severe Drought Threatens Millions of Ethiopians - RFI

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 12:00
Recent figures reveal that the number of Ethiopians in need of food has risen sharply because of the lack of rain, combined with the El Nino weather phenomenon. A new study involving Lamont-Doherty's Peter deMenocal suggests that the region is growing drier.

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