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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.
An actual hydrogen bomb has a seismic signature similar to an atomic weapon's, but its explosive yield is much larger, the report says. Bloomberg speaks with Lamont-Doherty seismologist Won-Young Kim, director of the Lamont-Doherty Cooperative Seismographic Network.
For most of the U.S., the weather through mid-January will be the polar opposite of what it was in December. To what do we owe this reversal of atmospheric fortune? Andrew Freedman talks to Lamont's Richard Seager and other scientists.
A 2.1 earthquake struck northern New Jersey early Saturday. Lamont-Doherty's Leonardo Seeber spoke with the Journal News about it.
While the average global temperature has risen 1 degree Celsius since pre-industrial times, the Arctic is up 3 degrees. "The Arctic is warming much faster than we thought it would. And it's warming even faster than most of our models predict it will,” said Lamont's Bob Newton.
In this video, Lamont-Doherty's Lex van Geen discusses how agriculture and irrigation are changing underground water flows, rerouting them through contaminated ground.
Every weather event, this one included, has multiple factors that conspire to make it what it is, writes Lamont-Doherty's Adam Sobel.