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Nuclear Power: Worst-Case Recalibration - Capital New York

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 13:41
Lamont-Doherty seismologist Lynn Sykes highlights the risks that were unknown at Indian Point nuclear power plant at the time it was built.

Editorial: Towns Can Avoid Fracking Future - (Rockland, N.Y,) Journal News

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 14:40
Cites research linking disposal of waste fracking fluid to earthquakes.

Lamont-Doherty Researchers Make Their Mark on the Map - Columbia Record

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:00
Feature on map features named for Lamont scientists.

Global Warming Makes Drought Come on Earlier, Faster, and Harder - Guardian

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 11:13
A new study coauthored by Lamont's Richard Seager tries to separate natural and human influences on drought.

Ice Age Reboot: Ocean Current Shutdown Viewed as Culprit - Live Science

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 11:00
A dramatic slowdown in deep ocean currents matches a major reset in Earth's ice ages about 1 million years ago, according to a new study by Lamont-Doherty scientists Leo Pena and Steven Goldstein.

The New Environmentalism Will Lead Us to Disaster - Scientific American

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 09:41
Lamont's Wally Broecker has proposed naming a new geologic era after the imprint modern humans have made on the planet the Anthropozoic.

'Jellyroll' Ice Sculptures Discovered Under Greenland Ice Sheet - LiveScience

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 11:00
Melting and refreezing creates giant jellyroll-like ice sculptures at the bottom of Greenland's northern ice sheet, says a new study led by Lamont's Robin Bell.

Refreezing Water Causes Weird Warps in Greenland's Ice - Climate Central

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 11:00
In a new study led by Lamont's Robin Bell, scientists discover sections of ice below the surface where meltwater has refrozen, causing layers of ice to build up.

Frozen Underworld Discovered Beneath Greenland Ice Sheet - Guardian

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 11:00
A previously unknown landscape of jagged, soaring shapes beneath the ice are described in a new study led by Lamont-Doherty geophysicist Robin Bell.

Race to Read the H-bomb Timestamp in All Cells - New Scientist

Sun, 06/08/2014 - 11:00
Cites Lamont-Doherty scientist Kevin Uno's work using the "bomb curve" to fight the illegal ivory trade.

Safety Concerns Overshadow Indian Point Nuclear Power - (Rockland, N.Y.) Journal News

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:00
A 2008 study led by Lamont geophysicist Lynn Sykes found that a fault near Indian Point could produce a relatively large earthquake.

By 2100, Our Oceans Will Be Twice as Acidic as in Preindustrial Times - Motherboard

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 11:00
A new study on ocean acidification during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, coauthored by Lamont geochemist Baerbel Hoenisch, discussed.

How Will Climate Change Affect the Sahara? - Wall Street Journal

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 11:00
Lamont scientist Peter deMenocal's evidence for a rapid climate shift that created the Sahara Desert discussed.

The Antarctic Melt: Under the Sea - New Yorker

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 11:00
Lamont geochemist Peter Kelemen's ideas for permanently storing away carbon dioxide discussed.

'Global Warming' Scarier Than 'Climate Change,' Surveys Find - LiveScience

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 11:00
Americans are more concerned about global warming than climate change, even though the terms are often used interchangeably; Lamont's Wally Broecker, credited with coining the term 'global warming,' cited.

Flood-Resistant Neighborhood Would Be 80 Years in the Making - WNYC

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:00
A new neighborhood built on landfill in the East River would withstand a 100-year flood; But is that enough? Lamont's Klaus Jacob weighs in.

Yakima Herald Republic - What Lies Beneath Mount St. Helens?

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 11:00
Features an upcoming project with Lamont's Geoffrey Abers to understand how Washington’s most active volcano works.

Desert Blocked Spread of Early Dinosaurs - National Geographic

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 11:00
An immense desert kept dinosaurs from spreading into what is now North America for millions of years, suggests a study led by Lamont's Dennis Kent in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

In Taking Crimea, Putin Gains a Sea of Fuel Reserves - New York Times

Sun, 05/18/2014 - 11:00
Lamont-Doherty marine geologist William Ryan, who has studied the Black Sea region extensively, comments on the oil resources within Russia's newly claimed maritime zone around Crimea.

Rockland Scientist Now Geology Heavyweight - (Rockland, N.Y.) Journal News

Sun, 05/18/2014 - 11:00
Profile of Lamont-Doherty climate scientist Maureen Raymo, winner of the 2014 Wollaston Medal.