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Scientists Strengthen Link Between Climate Change and Drought - High Country News

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 12:00
In a new study led by Park Williams, researchers found that unusually hot temperatures attributable to anthropogenic climate change intensified the California drought.

Scientists Say Global Warming Has Made California Drought Worse - Washington Post

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 12:00
Lamont's Park Williams explains that while natural weather patterns that push away atmospheric moisture that carries rain are normal for California, warming adds to the resulting dryness and heat. A small amount of moisture stored in plants and the soil evaporates into the drier atmosphere.

Park Williams on How Global Warming has Worsened the California Drought - Democracy Now

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 12:00
Lamont-Doherty's Park Williams talks with Democracy Now about a new study gauging the role of a warming climate in worsening the California drought.

California Can Blame Climate Change for Fifth of Its Drought - Bloomberg

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 09:00
California can blame about a fifth of the state’s record drought on climate change, says a new study led by Lamont's Park Williams.

Scientists Figure Out Just How Much of California's Drought Can Be Blamed on Climate Change - Salon.com

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 09:00
Climate change has made the California drought measurably worse - likely between 15 and 20 percent, says Lamont's Park Williams.

California Drought: Climate Change Plays a Role, Study says. But How Big? - Los Angeles Times

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 09:00
A group of researchers led by Lamont's Park Williams have estimated the extent to which climate change has worsened the California drought: as much as 27 percent.

Global Warming Worsened the California Drought, Study Confirms - Xinhua

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 07:00
Human-caused global warming has measurably worsened California's crippling drought, according to a new study led by Lamont's Park Williams.

How Climate Change Robs California of Scant Water Supplies - Christian Science Monitor

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 07:00
A new study led by Lamont's Park Williams is the first to put numbers to the idea that increasing heat drives moisture from the ground, intensifying drought conditions in places like California.

Global Warming Has Worsened California's Drought - USA Today

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 07:00
Man-made global warming has made California's historic drought 15% to 20% worse than it would have been and will likely make future droughts even worse, a new study led by Lamont's Park Williams says.

Diamonds Form from Ancient, Underground Seawater, Study Suggests - CBC

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 12:00
Microscopic, ugly diamonds from the Northwest Territories are illuminating how diamonds are made. A new study involving Lamont's Yakovv Weiss explains.

How Diamond Formation Depends on the Ocean - Hakai Magazine

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 12:00
Lamont geochemist Yaakov Weiss shows in a new study how diamonds from Canada’s Northwest Territories owe their existence in part to ancient salt water.

Glacial Earthquakes May Hold Clues to Future Sea Level Rise - Weather Channel

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 12:00
Glacial earthquakes could help us measure how much ice is lost from glaciers around the world, Lamont-Doherty's Meredith Nettles says.

Earthquake Shakes Parts of New Jersey - Philadelphia Inquirer

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 12:00
The quake struck along a branch of the Ramapo Fault, said Lamont's Won-Young Kim. Such small earthquakes happen in the region every few years, he said.

Explaining the "Godzilla" El Nino - MSNBC

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 12:00
Lamont-Doherty's Adam Sobel explains to MSNBC what El Nino is and what a strong El Nino could mean for the U.S. this year, including drought-stricken California.

Small Earthquake Rattles New Jersey - ABC News

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 07:00
Won-Young Kim, who heads the seismic network for Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, discusses the size and location of the earthquake.

By 2100, Earth Will Have an Entirely Different Ocean - Motherboard

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 12:00
As the oceans acidify, shellfish and many creatures whose exoskeletons are made of calcium carbonate will be in trouble, and with them, the marine food chain, Lamont-Doherty's Taro Takahashi tells Motherboard.

Glacial Earthquakes May Help Forecast Sea-Level Rise - Phys.org

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 12:00
Meredith Nettles explains how monitoring the earthquakes created by calving glaciers in Greenland could be used to forecast sea-level rise.

Report Recommends New Goals for U.S. Antarctic Program - Science

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 12:00
A National Academies committee co-chaired by Lamont's Robin Bell proposed a new vision for the U.S. Antarctic Program, focusing on the study of ice loss, genomics, and radiation from the beginning of the universe.

NYC High School Students Team with Lamont Researchers to Study the Environment - NY1

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 08:00
Dozens of New York City high school students are attending a different kind of summer school. They're working with researchers at Lamont-Doherty Earth Institute to study changes in the Hudson River environment.

The Plundering of the Poor After Natural Disasters - WNYC Leonard Lopate Show

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 12:00
Lamont's John Mutter writes in his new book "The Disaster Profiteers" about how the rich exploit natural disasters and can end up profiting off the poor.