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How Israel Survived the Levant's Worst Drought in 900 Years - JNS

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 15:53
A combination of water from rainfall, recycling of wastewater, desalination of seawater, and a large-scare water conservation campaign helped Israel get through what research from Lamont's Ben Cook shows is the region's worst drought in more than 900 years.

So, Was That Climate Change? - CNN

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 17:17
Scientists are increasingly able to attribute aspects of extreme weather to the overall change in the climate, as John Sutter discusses with Lamont's Park Williams.

Some Trees Could Help Fight Climate Change - Science

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 12:00
Compared with trees suddenly exposed to hot temperatures, acclimated trees may release far less CO2 at night, a new study suggests. Science talks with Lamont's Kevin Griffin.

Helping the Earth Store Carbon - Fusion

Mon, 03/14/2016 - 09:11
Lamont's Peter Kelemen discusses ways of using mantle rocks as natural carbon capture and storage solutions.

Links Between Climate Change & Extreme Weather Increasingly Clear & Present - Washington Post

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 12:00
Our science has reached the point where we can look for the human influence on climate in single weather events, and sometimes find it, writes Lamont's Adam Sobel.

Melting of Greenland’s Ice Sheet Accelerating with Loss of Reflectivity - National Geographic

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 12:00
A new study led by Lamont's Marco Tedesco finds that the reflectivity, or albedo, of Greenland’s ice sheet could decrease by as much as 10 percent by the end of the century, potentially leading to significant sea-level rise.

Winter Blooms May Be Disrupting the Marine Ecosystem - Science News

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 12:00
The dinoflagellate Noctiluca scintillans is taking over in the Arabian Sea, posing a potential threat to its ecosystem. Science News talks with Lamont's Joaquim Goes.

New York's Big Green Clean - BBC

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 12:00
The BBC talks with Lamont's Bob Newton about the Billion Oyster Project, an effort to bring oysters back to New York harbor.

Faster-Merging Snow Crystals Speed Greenland Ice Sheet Melting - Eos

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 12:00
Satellite data and modeling reveal a trend toward coarser-grained, more-energy-absorbent snow on Greenland, as a new paper by Lamont's Marco Tedesco explains.

Mercury's Carbon-Rich Crust Is Surprisingly Ancient - Discovery News

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 13:01
Before its planned crash into Mercury last year, NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft gave scientists a parting gift: In its final orbits, MESSENGER confirmed that Mercury’s dark hue is due to carbon. Discovery talked with Lamont Director Sean Solomon, who led the MESSENGER mission.

Why Is Greenland's Ice Getting Darker? - Fox News

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 12:00
Greenland can’t seem to catch a break. In a study led by Lamont's Marco Tedesco, researchers have found that the surface has gotten darker over the past two decades, meaning it’s absorbing more solar radiation, which is further increasing snow melt.

Research Is Art and Other Science Outreach - Don't Panic Geocast

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 12:00
Lamont graduate student Hannah Rabinowitz talks in a podcast about Lamont's Research Is Art project, Girls' Science Day and other science outreach.

Scientists Just Found a Surprising Factor Speeding Greenland's Melting - Washington Post

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 15:49
A new study from Lamont's Marco Tedesco shows that Greenland's ice sheet is “darkening,” or losing its ability to reflect both visible and invisible radiation, as it melts more and more, the research finds. That means it’s absorbing more of the sun’s energy — which then drives further melting.

Mideast Drought Worst in 900 Years - CNN

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 12:00
A new study led by Lamont's Ben Cook finds that the drought that began in 1998 in the Levant is probably the region's worst in 900 years.

Greenland's Ice Melt Accelerating as Surface Darkens - The Guardian

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 12:00
Greenland’s vast ice sheet is in the grip of a dramatic “feedback loop” where the surface has been getting darker and less reflective of the sun, helping accelerate the melting of ice and fuelling sea level rises, new research led by Lamont's Marco Tedesco has found.

The Worst Drought in 900 Years Helped Spark Syria's Civil War - Mashable

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 13:28
The drought that played a role in triggering the catastrophic Syrian Civil War was the worst such climate event in at least the past 900 years, according to a new study published this week and led by Lamont's Ben Cook. Mashable also talks with Richard Seager.

Uptick in Small Earthquakes Raises Questions in New York Area - Wall Street Journal

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 12:00
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.

Global Warming in New York - Le Figaro

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 12:00
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 Could Be Lowest on Record Again - ThinkProgress

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 09:29
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.

Preparing for the Inevitable Sea-Level Rise Caused by Climate Change - The Atlantic

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 17:47
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.

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