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Lamont's Mukund Palat Rao discusses a new study on the connection between climate and the deadly dzud years for livestock in Mongolia.
Lamont-Doherty's Joaquim Goes explains how the combination of especially warm ocean temperatures and agricultural runoff are contributing to a large — and toxic — algae bloom.
Lamont's Philipp Ruprecht explains how tiny crystals in magma can be used to measure how long the magma took to travel from mantle to surface.
Lamont-Doherty's Vicki Ferrini talks with Huffington Post Live about ocean currents and the challenges of locating the wreckage of missing airliners on the ocean floor.
Lamont's Peter Kelemen, Steven Goldstein and Merry Cai are headed for the Aleutian Islands to study lava and the origins of the continental crust. Terry Plank is working with another team on the expedition studying how water affects where and for how long magma is stored in Earth's crust.
Another summer of record-breaking drought and heat has seized the western U.S., setting off costly and destructive wildfires. Lamont-Doherty's Park Williams explains that despite rain some in areas, heat and evaporation is leaving too little moisture to meet the demand.
Ocean currents could have carried debris from a missing Malaysia Airlines flight around the Indian Ocean to Reunion Island, says Lamont's Arnold Gordon.
A study of drought and its effects on the growth of forests finds that it is taking longer for the trees to recover than previously thought, with an impact on carbon sinks. The study's authors include Lamont-Doherty's Park Williams.
Lamont-Doherty's Arnold Gordon explains how currents in the Indian Ocean could have carried debris from the area off Australia where Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is believed to have disappeared to Reunion Island, where a part from a large plane was found on a beach.
Lamont-Doherty's Arnold Gordon explains ocean circulation patterns and how floating wreckage from an airliner that disappeared off the coast of Australia could have reached Reunion Island near Madagascar.
AGU fellows are honored for making exceptional scientific contributions in the fields of Earth and space sciences. Lamont-Doherty marine geophysicist Suzanne Carbotte was named to the 2015 class.
Lamont-Doherty's Benjamin Orlove discusses the repercussions of climate change in Central Asia.
A new study involving Lamont-Doherty researchers finds hospitalization rates up for heart, neurological and skin complaints in areas of Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale region with large concentrations of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
Since the mid-20th century, increased urbanization along the southern California coast has raised nighttime temperatures, resulting in less morning fog and cloud cover. Highlights research by Lamont-Doherty's Park Williams, Richard Seager, and Ben Cook.
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.
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.
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.
Lamont-Doherty's Tim Creyts explains how ice caves form. High temperatures have led to partial collapses of ice caves in Washington state.
Lamont-Doherty scientist Jason Smerdon weighs in on megadroughts and projections for the future under climate change.
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.