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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.
Residents from New Jersey to Connecticut reported feeling earthquake-like shaking on Thursday afternoon. Lamont seismologist Won-Young Kim tells Reuters that instruments measured vibrations and low-frequency sound waves consistent with about eight sonic booms. .
Underneath Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf is the least-known piece of ocean floor on our planet. We know almost nothing about it, but it's the size of France, Lamont-Doherty's Robin Bell tells MPR. Bell's IcePod team has been mapping that ocean floor.
Sediment cores show that in the past, higher iron concentrations in the equatorial Pacific did not enhance growth of carbon-storing algae, according to a new study from Lamont's Kassandra Costa.
A new study by Ajit Subramaniam and Andy Juhl looks into the discovery of large phytoplankton populations over oil seeps in the Gulf of Mexico.
Scientists have discovered a new biological phenomenon in the Gulf of Mexico. Phytoplankton communities are thriving above natural oil seeps, according to a new study from Lamont's Ajit Subramaniam and Andy Juhl.
January hurricanes are extremely rare, but this year, two have already formed. Lamont's Adam Sobel takes a look at what's fueling the storms.
Coastal flooding is a major concern as a major winter storm heads for the East Coast this weekend. Lamont-Doherty's Adam Sobel discusses what goes into a storm surge and why the risk is high.
What’s behind the death of a tiny creature with an outsized role in the Antarctic? Lamont-Doherty's Hugh Ducklow and his team at Palmer Station take a PBS camera crew beneath the ice.
NOAA and NASA confirm that 2015 was the warmest year on record. Lamont-Doherty's Jason Smerdon calls the record alarming but not surprising. "The trend has been predicted for decades, and all the consequences associated with it have been predicted, as well," he said.
As climate change reshapes the Earth's polar regions, scientists turn to drone-mounted cameras to measure sea ice. Lamont-Doherty's Frank Nitsche and colleagues explain the challenges of flying drones near Antarctica. It's tougher than it looks.
Although there have been longer droughts, the 2015 water year represents the driest in the last 2,015 years, and the 2012–2015 drought represents the driest four-year period, according to a study involving tree ring research from Lamont's Ed Cook.
Lamont's Adam Sobel discusses connections between the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) and this year's El Nino.
The system of sensors will allow scientists to study how the Earth continually sculpts itself. Lamont's Maya Tolstoy, who studies underwater volcanoes, describes its value to science.
Sometime in the past 8,000 years, a meteor may have hit the Indian Ocean, triggering a monster tsunami that struck Africa, new research from Lamont's Dallas Abbott suggests.
Scientists have inaugurated a major new effort to study the volcanic structures at mid-ocean ridges. Off the West Coast, they have wired up a highly active ridge with hundreds of sensors and cameras. Lamont's Maya Tolstoy discusses the project and what scientists are learning about seafloor volcanism.
The South Asian Monsoon has been weakening since the 1950s with an increased incidence of extreme rainfall events. The Hindu talks with Lamont's Deepti Singh about the causes.
Lamont's Kyle Frischkorn and Logan Brenner write about the impact of El Niño's rains on California's vintages.
The North Korean government announced a successful test of a hydrogen bomb, but some seismologists question the size of the blast. CNBC speaks with Lamont's Paul Richards and Won-Young Kim, director of the Lamont-Doherty Cooperative Seismographic Network.