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Are the Droughts in Texas and California Related? - Texas Climate News

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 09:31
The long-lasting drought affecting Texas and California could be due to natural climate variation, not climate change, says Lamont tree-ring scientist Edward Cook.

Meteorologists See Silver Lining in Winter’s Storm Clouds - New York Times

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 12:00
Much of the raw data that goes into a weather forecast is automated, but you need experts to interpret the results and turn them into a prediction that people can understand, says Lamont atmospheric scientist Adam Sobel.

Science Linking Drought to Global Warming Remains Matter of Dispute - New York Times

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 12:00
Lamont climate scientist Richard Seager says the recent California drought may be due more to natural climate variation than a warming climate.

Time Is Running Out to Save the Rhino - Telegraph

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 15:29
Cites horn and tusk-dating work of Lamont postdoctoral researcher Kevin Uno.

Understanding Fukushima - World Science Festival

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 14:33
Lamont geophysicist Heather Savage explains the mechanics of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami off Japan that swamped a power station and led to a partial nuclear meltdown.

What Wiped Out the American West? Investigating a Triassic Extinction - Discover

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 09:23
Did a meteor strike in Canada 215 million years ago trigger a mass extinction in North America? Lamont scientist Paul Olsen is working in Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona to find out.

Delaware's Shake Was Not a Quake - (Delaware) News Journal

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 11:05
Lamont seismologist Won-Young Kim attributes shaking near Ocean City, Md. on Thursday afternoon to supersonic jets passing overhead.

Tremors felt in Ocean City, Md., But No Earthquake - Wall Street Journal

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:00
Lamont seismologist Won-Young Kim attributes shaking near Ocean City, Md. on Thursday to supersonic jets passing overhead.

Why Winter Olympics Bypass the Southern Hemisphere - LiveScience

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 12:00
"To have a Winter Olympics, you need a place with snow," said Lamont's Richard Seager. "In the Southern Hemisphere, that would pretty much limit you to the Andes."

Time is Running Out for California Drought Relief - Climate Central

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 15:35
When viewed in a regional context over the last 13 years, California's dry spell may qualify as a mega-drought, says Lamont climate scientist Benjamin Cook.

California's Sierra Snowpack Only 12 percent of Average - Wunderground.com

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 12:00
Tree-ring records show that at least two megadroughts hit the West during Medieval times, with one dry spell lasting 29 years and the other 28 years, says Lamont tree-ring scientist Edward Cook.

State of the Union Preview: Energy and the Environment - US News and World Report

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 15:44
Jason Smerdon, a climate researcher at Lamont-Doherty, comments on President Obama's stance on coal-fired power plants.

Dead Plants Hold Earthquake Secrets - Live Science

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 12:17
With a few tricks borrowed from the oil industry, scientists are hoping to one day better understand why earthquakes start and stop. Lamont's Heather Savage discusses her work in this emerging field.

California Drought: Water Supply Could Tighten in Mega Droughts - Time

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 12:00
California's long-ago era of mega-droughts could be back, research by Lamont's Richard Seager and others suggests.

Researcher Wins Grant to Launch Extreme Weather Initiative - Columbia Daily Spectator

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 12:00
Lamont atmospheric scientist Adam Sobel wins a €250,000 two-year grant to pursue research on climate and extreme weather; Lamont atmospheric scientist Suzana Camargo comments.

AD 536: The Year That Winter Never Ended - New Scientist

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 12:00
Lamont-Doherty scientist Dallas Abbott discusses early findings that dust from the passing of Halley's comet in 530 triggered a cooling of the climate and crop failures in the year 536.

Climate Change: The case of the Missing Heat - Nature News

Wed, 01/15/2014 - 12:00
Lamont climate scientist Mark Cane discusses why global warming appears to have stalled since 1998.

USGS Says It May Learn Cause of Texas Quakes within Months - Energy Wire

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:00
The U.S. Geological Survey may know within two months whether the earthquakes around Azle, Texas, can be linked to natural gas drilling activity. Research by Lamont's Won-Young Kim and John Armbruster on induced earthquakes in Ohio discussed.

Record Cold Doesn't Disprove Global Warming - CNN

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 16:51
Global warming is as real and serious as ever, writes Lamont-Doherty scientist Adam Sobel in this op-ed, it's just exceedingly gradual compared with the dramatic temperature swings that are still part of living in midlatitudes in winter.