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The Collision that Changed the World, by Wally Broecker - Elementa

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 12:00
Fifty million years ago, India collided with an island arc that rimmed Eurasia. It was the collision that changed the world, writes Lamont-Doherty's Wally Broecker.

What's Next for the UNOLS Research Fleet? - EOS

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 12:00
EOS looks at what's next for the UNOLS research fleet, a partnership between the U.S. government and universities exploring the oceans, featuring Lamont-Doherty's RV Marcus G. Langseth.

Backward-Moving Glacier Helps Explain Glacial Earthquakes - Environmental Research Web

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 12:00
New insights into glacier behavior could improve our ability to predict future sea-level rise in a warming climate says an article focusing on research by Lamont-Doherty's Meredith Nettles.

Rainforest Wildfires & Melting Ice Caves: High Temps Are Causing Havoc in Washington - Vice News

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 12:00
Lamont-Doherty's Tim Creyts explains how ice caves form. High temperatures have led to partial collapses of ice caves in Washington state.

America's Next Crippling Drought: Why California Could Be a Glimpse into the Future - Salon

Sat, 07/04/2015 - 12:00
Lamont-Doherty scientist Jason Smerdon weighs in on megadroughts and projections for the future under climate change.

Climate and the Khan - Discover Magazine

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 12:00
A fortuitous shift in weather patterns fueled the Mongol Empire's explosive growth 800 years ago. Today, a less favorable change is underway, as work by Lamont-Doherty researchers shows.

Breathe In: Putting Green Walls to the Test - Architect Magazine

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 12:00
Working with researchers, doctors, and immunologists from several organizations, including Lamont-Doherty, the designers are studying the relationship between pathogens in the indoor environment and biodiversity to try to bring fresh outdoor air in.

To Grasp What We're Doing to the Planet, You Need to Understand this Gigantic Measurement - Washington Post

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 12:00
Measuring ice loss in gigatons. Includes glacial earthquake research by Lamont-Doherty's Meredith Nettles.

Glacial Earthquakes Help Researchers Track Massive Ice Loss - Los Angeles Times

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 12:00
Lamont-Doherty scientists tracking glacial earthquakes in Greenland have managed to crack open the mysterious dynamics of calving icebergs.

Icy Earthquakes Can Help Scientists Track Shrinking Glaciers - Christian Science Monitor

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 12:00
Lamont-Doherty scientist Meredith Nettles offers a new explanation for Greenland’s glacial earthquakes, which have become increasingly frequent in recent years.

Giant Earthquakes are Shaking Greenland and Scientists Just Figured Out Why - The Washington Post

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 12:00
The stunning science behind why Greenland is having so many earthquakes. Features research by Meredith Nettles.

Study Reveals What Happens During a 'Glacial Earthquake' - NPR

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 12:00
Lamont-Doherty scientist Meredith Nettles explains how glacial earthquakes happen and how that knowledge could be used to monitor glacier changes in Greenland and Antarctica.

Climate Change and Geopolitical Pressures Threaten Antarctica - AAAS

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 12:00
Lamont-Doherty's Robin Bell and other scientists describe how rapid changes at Earth’s poles could impact every region of the globe.

Adam Sobel on the Madden-Julian Oscillation - Academic Minute

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 12:00
Features an audio interview with Lamont-Doherty scientist Adam Sobel.

Study: Green space around schools may boost mental abilities - Associated Press

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 12:00
Discusses research by Wade McGillis.

Pope's warning on climate change stirs controversy - Philly.com

Sat, 06/13/2015 - 12:00
"We are going into unprecedented territory," said Michela Biasutti, an associate research professor at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

Biking and Breathing - The Brian Lehrer Show - WNYC

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 12:00
Interview with EI researcher Darby Jack and Lamont-Doherty geochemist Steve Chillrud on new air-quality research cosponsored by WNYC.

Polar Scientists to Peer Beneath Largest Ice Shelf - Science Magazine (subscription)

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 12:00
"It's the least known piece of ocean floor on our planet," says Robin Bell, a geophysicist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

New Yorkers Set Sail on the 'Mystic Whaler' Schooner - Live Science

Mon, 06/01/2015 - 12:00
Frank Nitsche, of Columbia's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, leads expeditions to map the seafloor, from the Hudson River to the ocean around Antarctica. "We have better maps of the moon and Mars than we have of the seafloor," he said.

The Upper Crust in a Tectonic Plate Collision - New York Times

Mon, 06/01/2015 - 12:00
Quotes Colin P. Stark, an associate research professor at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

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