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In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, scientists and officials are trying to protect the largest US city from future floods. “Ultimately, we all have to move together to higher ground,” says Lamont-Doherty scientist Klaus Jacob.
Lamont-Doherty scientist says a seawall may only protect Hoboken in the short-term from rising seas.
North Korea's first test is largely believed to have fizzled, with a yield of less than 1 kiloton, and the second was between 2 and 7 kilotons. "The first test almost failed. The second one showed they could basically do it. The third one showed that this is really working," said Lamont-Doherty seismologist Won-Young Kim.
Lamont-Doherty seismologist Paul Richards calls North Korea's nuclear blast on Tuesday "a serious explosion."
Significant snow is expected in our area between today and tomorrow. Lamnont's Adam Sobel explains what makes Blizzard "Nemo" different from Hurricane Sandy.
Scientists are calling for an increase in tree-ring samples from eastern hemlocks before the trees succumb to climate change and an invasive insect; Hemlocks are one of the most important recorders of year to year climate fluctuations in eastern North America, writes Lamont scientist Neil Pederson.
New York officials are studying the link between shale drilling and wastewater disposal and earthquakes, despite past assurances that natural gas production poses no seismic risk. Lamont seismologist Geoff Abers raised concerns about the risk of earthquakes in an op-ed last month in the Albany Times Union.
An ice-imaging instrument designed by Lamont scientists Robin Bell and Nick Frearson and bound for Greeland is discussed, along with Lamont Michael Kaplan's fieldwork in Antarctica.
Columbia scientists have long been sounding the climate-change alarm. Will we listen now? Klaus Jacob, with his warnings about New York City's vulnerability to flooding, is profiled.
Lamont-Doherty scientist Mark Cane discusses a new study in Nature that finds that global warming from greenhouse gases produces less rainfall than solar heating.
A study co-authored by Lamont-Doherty scientist Mark Cane suggests that human-caused and natural global warming episodes affect rainfall rates differently. The finding could help scientists better forecast what's ahead.
When it comes to how climate change influences rainfall, temperature may be only part of the puzzle. In a new study co-authored by Lamont's Mark Cane, scientists report that warming spurred by greenhouse gases causes less overall precipitation than similar warming caused by solar heating, such as what occurred hundreds of years ago.
New York officials have dismissed the threat of earthquakes from drilling activities as they develop state rules for shale gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing, but Lamont-Doherty seismologist Geoff Abers says that's a bad idea.
Compared to global warming caused by solar radiation, global warming caused by greenhouse gases results in less rainfall, a new study co-authored by Lamont-Doherty scientist Mark Cane suggests.
Replacing waterfront buildings with parks is one way cities can adapt to climate change, says Lamont-Doherty scientist Klaus Jacob.
How will the tri-state area prepare for future storms? Lamont-Doherty scientist Klaus Jacob was part of a panel to address the question on Jan. 24 at the New York Academy of Sciences.
In this latest in a series of profile on Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath, NY 1 visits with Lamont-Doherty scientist Klaus Jacob who warned for years of a storm like Sandy.
The New York Times reviews Hali Felt's book "Soundings," a biography of the late Marie Tharp, a Lamont-Doherty scientist who helped produce the first comprehensive map of the global seafloor.
In this Q&A, Klaus Jacob, a geophysicist and disaster risk management expert at Lamont-Doherty, suggests ways for New York City to plan for inevitable sea level rise.
A forthcoming study co-authored by Lamont-Doherty scientist Adam Sobel shows that Hurricane Sandy's track was unprecedented in the historical record, and that major surge events are becoming more likely.