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A cluster of low-magnitude earthquakes in the New York region has piqued the interest of residents, while some geologists predict the increase in temblors will continue and a large-scale one could be coming. Lamont's Won-Young Kim discusses the science.
Since the ravages of Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and the massive floods in the U.S. East Coast, New York has focused on creating a new ecosystem to contain the risks of sea level rise. Le Figaro talks with Lamont's Klaus Jacob and Adam Sobel. (In French)
Arctic sea ice growth has been sluggish this winter. And that's a huge problem for the animals and communities that depend on it, says Lamont's Ray Sambrotto.
Scientists are struggling to figure out the timeline for how climate change will affect vulnerable waterfront communities. The Atlantic talks with Lamont's Maureen Raymo about the challenges.
Justin Mankin, a postdoctoral fellow at Lamont, describes how a changing climate may change the way cultures get their water in the spring and summer.
We know an earthquake involves movement, but what if you could capture these seismic tremors in sounds too? This thought experiment proved to be the catalyst for the Seismic Sound Lab, a project by Lamont geophysicist Ben Holtzman.
Ethiopia's last mega-droughts killed hundreds of thousands. Could the same thing happen again? Lamont's Park Williams and Richard Seager weigh in on why the drought is not a surprise.
Scientists are working to fill in one of the largest remaining blank spots on ocean charts: the sea floor beneath Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf. Lamont-Doherty's Kirsty Tinto discusses the IcePod and how it's mapping that area.
Diverse faces are coming to work in the polar regions, Lamont's Robin Bell tells Nature.
Scientists find more evidence that coral reefs are suffering from environmental changes. But, they say it's not too late. Lamont's Bärbel Hönisch discusses the possibilities.
Lamont geologist Klaus Jacob says that while the proposed Brooklyn-Queens Connector project solves desperate transportation needs, the problem is that it runs along current and future flood zones.
Can Germany's Renewable Energy Revolution Be Replicated in the US? - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
As governments around the world invest in new energy policies and climate strategies, none has gone as far as Germany. Could the model be replicated? Lamont adjunct research scientist Beate Liepert explores the possibilities.
A conversation on the importance of sustained engagement on a big challenge, whether intellectual, as in revealing spacetime ripples, or potentially existential, as in pursuing ways to move beyond energy choices that are reshaping Earth for hundreds of generations to come. Cites Lamont's review and research by a group that included Lamont Adjunct Senior Research Scientist Anders Levermann.
Animals and weeds are bounding up California's warming hills, while native plants are stuck in place. “There’s a legitimate concern that many plant species are simply not evolved to be able to shift their population distributions as fast as the current climate-change event will require,” said Lamont's Park Williams.
New research from Lamont's Kassandra Costa suggests more iron during the last ice age did not mean more algae production in the equatorial Pacific, pointing to possible futility of a controversial geoengineering idea.
With government funding for climate science stagnant, a new center at Columbia University is working to engage corporate donors to back research on environmental changes and how humans can adapt to them. "It’s a very new way of funding science," said Lamont's Peter deMenocal, director of the Center for Climate & Life.
Lamont's Ben Holtzman and the Seismic Sound Lab turn data from seismometers into a visual and auditory experience.
Columbia's Center for Climate & Life is engaging corporate philanthropists to boost funding for research into the effects of projected environmental changes and how human systems can adapt.
60 Minutes reports from Greenland's Petermann Glacier, then visits with Lamont-Doherty's Peter deMenocal at the Core Lab to discuss some of the most significant efforts to study climate change happening today.
We may have underestimated how hot European summers are today, compared to the region's past, according to a new study. Lamont's Jason Smerdon explains.