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Scientists Figure Out Just How Much of California's Drought Can Be Blamed on Climate Change - Salon.com
Climate change has made the California drought measurably worse - likely between 15 and 20 percent, says Lamont's Park Williams.
A group of researchers led by Lamont's Park Williams have estimated the extent to which climate change has worsened the California drought: as much as 27 percent.
Human-caused global warming has measurably worsened California's crippling drought, according to a new study led by Lamont's Park Williams.
A new study led by Lamont's Park Williams is the first to put numbers to the idea that increasing heat drives moisture from the ground, intensifying drought conditions in places like California.
Man-made global warming has made California's historic drought 15% to 20% worse than it would have been and will likely make future droughts even worse, a new study led by Lamont's Park Williams says.
Microscopic, ugly diamonds from the Northwest Territories are illuminating how diamonds are made. A new study involving Lamont's Yakovv Weiss explains.
Lamont geochemist Yaakov Weiss shows in a new study how diamonds from Canada’s Northwest Territories owe their existence in part to ancient salt water.
Glacial earthquakes could help us measure how much ice is lost from glaciers around the world, Lamont-Doherty's Meredith Nettles says.
The quake struck along a branch of the Ramapo Fault, said Lamont's Won-Young Kim. Such small earthquakes happen in the region every few years, he said.
Lamont-Doherty's Adam Sobel explains to MSNBC what El Nino is and what a strong El Nino could mean for the U.S. this year, including drought-stricken California.
Won-Young Kim, who heads the seismic network for Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, discusses the size and location of the earthquake.
As the oceans acidify, shellfish and many creatures whose exoskeletons are made of calcium carbonate will be in trouble, and with them, the marine food chain, Lamont-Doherty's Taro Takahashi tells Motherboard.
Meredith Nettles explains how monitoring the earthquakes created by calving glaciers in Greenland could be used to forecast sea-level rise.
Ocean currents could have carried debris from a missing Malaysia Airlines flight around the Indian Ocean to Reunion Island, says Lamont's Arnold Gordon.
Lamont-Doherty's Benjamin Orlove discusses the repercussions of climate change in Central Asia.
Lamont-Doherty's Christine McCarthy discusses some of the ways scientists study what is inside the Earth.
Almost 20 years ago, NASA researchers began developing the Messenger probe, which would photograph the entire surface of Mercury. Lamont-Doherty Director Sean Solomon discusses the mission he led.
Lamont-Doherty's Peter Kelemen breaks down the process of oil formation for NBC News.
Fog and clouds play a vital role in keeping coastal temperatures down. But that benefit could be disappearing. Lamont-Doherty's Park Williams explains.
In a new study, Lamont-Doherty's Peter Kelemen assesses how much carbon is taken up by the Earth’s crust during hydrothermal processes at or near mid-ocean ridges, and how much carbon is released into the atmosphere through volcanic degassing and diffuse venting.