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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.

Award Hails Efforts to Protect Endangered Geoscience Data - Eos

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 12:00
Commentary from Kerstin Lehnert, who heads the Integrated Earth Data Systems facility based at Lamont, and seismologist Paul Richards.

Scientists Model More Than Climate In 2014 Calendar - Weather Channel

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 13:35
A group of scientists from Columbia University model more than just Earth's climate in an all-new calendar for 2014, with each month devoted to the issues around climate change that they study.

Climate Scientists Pose for Pinup Calendar - Scientific American

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 12:00
Columbia University showcases the planet's hottest" climate science and the people behind it.

Hope in Philippines after Super Typhoon Haiyan - The National

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 12:00
"Haiyan is precisely the kind of storm that we expect to become more frequent due to climate change,” Lamont-Doherty scientist Adam Sobel tells the Abu Dhabi paper, The National.

Climate Experts Turn up the Heat in 2014 Calendar - (Rockland, N.Y.) Journal News

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 10:29
Climate scientists at Lamont-Doherty Eare featured in a 2014 Climate Models calendar, modeling in the traditional sense to highlight their climate modeling.

Halley's Comet May Be Linked to Famine 1,500 Years Ago - LiveScience

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 09:03
A piece of Halley's comet may have intercepted Earth's orbit in A.D. 536, cooling the planet with the dust it blasted into the atmosphere, says new research by Lamont-Doherty scientist Dallas Abbott.

Supervolcano Bigger Than Previously Thought - NPR The Takeaway

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 10:59
A new study indicates that the supervolcano beneath Yellowstone National Park is far larger than scientists previously believed. Lamont-Doherty postdoctoral researcher David Ferguson explains what the findings mean.

BBC News - Data to Expose Sleeping Ice Giant

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 11:05
Lamont-Doherty scientist Robin Bell will lead a U.S. team of researchers in mapping one of the least explored regions of Antarctica - the East Antarctic Ice Sheet's Recovery Catchment.

'Butterflies of the Sea' Record Ocean Conditions - AGU Blogs

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 16:58
Lamont-Doherty researcher Nina Keul's work to measure changing ocean chemistry by analyzing the shells of tiny marine creatures known as pteropods is discussed.

Is the West's Dry Spell Really a Megadrought? - Climate Central

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 15:47
The drought that has been afflicting most of the Western states for the past 13 years could be a multi-decade dry spell, says Lamont-Doherty scientist Edward Cook.