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Sandy A Warning Rising Seas Threaten Nuclear Plants - Climate Central

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 07:41
Lamont's Klaus Jacob comments on the Indian Point nuclear power plant's vulnerability to the combination of sea level rise and severe storms.

Strength of New Tappan Zee Bridge Lies Under Hudson - (Rockland, N.Y.) Journal News

Mon, 10/21/2013 - 08:50
Lamont's Robin Bell explains what the subsurface of the Hudson River bottom looks like.

Braving African Piracy Reveals Abrupt Rainfall Shifts - Simple Climate

Sat, 10/19/2013 - 11:00
Coverage of a recent study in Science on north Africa climate change by Lamont's Peter deMenocal and former Lamont postdoctoral researcher Jessica Tierney.

US Government Scientists Head Back to Work - Nature News

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 08:41
“It’s a giant, beautiful logistical dance, and now NSF is trying to figure out how to do the dance with less time,” said Lamont's Robin Bell, who is part of Operation IceBridge, an aerial NASA campaign to map ice sheets in remote parts of Antarctica that was originally scheduled to begin next week.

Restoring Piermont's Historic Salt Marsh - Nyack News & Views

Thu, 10/17/2013 - 09:06
Lamont's Bob Newton and Dorothy Peteet will talk about their research at Piermont Marsh in a public lecture on Saturday, Nov. 2, sponsored by the new Piermont Marsh Conservancy.

Shutdown’s Science Fallout Could Last for Years - Politico

Thu, 10/17/2013 - 08:48
The government may finally be on a path to reopening, but the shutdown's effects will linger. Lamont's Hugh Ducklow comments on the impact to a long-term research project studying climate change on the West Antarctic peninsula.

How Somali Pirates Almost Halted Vital Climate Change Research - The Atlantic

Wed, 10/16/2013 - 13:00
Lamont climate scientist Peter deMenocal discusses new results in Science suggesting that north Africa's transition from grasslands to barren desert happened rapidly--in a few hundred years--about 5,000 years ago.

Rare Earth Elements and Cell Phones - WAMC

Wed, 10/16/2013 - 09:25
In WAMC's Academic Minute, Lamont's Cornelia Class explains the importance of rare earth elements in the manufacture of electronics.

Research Fleet Stays Partly Afloat - Nature News

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 11:00
A research expedition to the Gulf of Mexico on the Lamont-operated research ship, the Marcus Langseth, is on hold until the U.S. National Science Foundation can approve money for minor repairs to the ship.

An American Shutdown Reaches the Earth’s End - New York Times

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 11:00
Lamont's Robin Bell comments on the impact of stalled research in Antarctica due to the partial government shutdown.

For U.S. Ecologists, Shutdown Could Have Long-Term Effects - Science Insider

Fri, 10/11/2013 - 11:00
“In the past, bad weather might have meant we lost days or weeks of data,” said Lamont's Hugh Ducklow. “But we’ve never had an entire year’s interruption.”

The Carbon Eaters - Columbia Magazine

Fri, 10/11/2013 - 07:26
Lamont's Peter Kelemen and Juerg Matter carbon sequestration work in Oman featured.

Kids Mark 'Day in the Life of the Hudson River' with Research - (Rockland, N.Y.) Journal News

Thu, 10/10/2013 - 11:00
Margie Turrin discusses research activities at Piermont Pier geared toward school children at the state's annual "Day in the Life of the Hudson River" program.

Megastorm Aftermath - PBS NOVA

Wed, 10/09/2013 - 11:00
How can cities prepare for rising seas and raging storms? Lamont's Klaus Jacob weighs in with lessons from New York.

U.S. Suspends Antarctic Research Season - Nature News

Wed, 10/09/2013 - 11:00
“If we lose a year of observations, they are gone forever,” said Lamont's Hugh Ducklow, a biological oceanographer who is working on a 20-year-old project to monitor the ecosystem near Palmer Station on the Antarctic Peninsula.

Government Shutdown: Chilling Effects on Antarctic Research - Live Science

Mon, 10/07/2013 - 16:15
A lost field season in Antarctica due to the government shutdown will mean that ice changes over the last year go unmeasured, says Lamont's Robin Bell.

Even Antarctica Feels Effects Of The Government Shutdown - NPR All Things Considered

Mon, 10/07/2013 - 11:00
"My fear is that the government will stay closed so long that all weather windows will close," said Lamont's Robin Bell, "and that the Antarctic science wouldn't happen this year."

BP Trial to Focus on Scientists' Spill Estimates - AP

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 11:00
Most scientists are in agreement that the 2010 BP oil spill off the coast of Louisiana released 4.2 million barrels of oil--not the 2.4 million barrels BP has claimed, says Lamont's Timothy Crone.

How Ocean Data Helped Reveal the Climate Beast - Simple Climate

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 11:00
Second in a two-part profile of Lamont scientist Wallace Broecker.

US Antarctic Research Season Is In Jeopardy - Nature News

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 11:00
Lamont's Robin Bell comments on the potential evacuation of US research stations in Antarctica where IceBridge is now based.