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In a new study led by Park Williams, researchers found that unusually hot temperatures attributable to anthropogenic climate change intensified the California drought.
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.
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 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
Climate change has made the California drought measurably worse - likely between 15 and 20 percent, says Lamont's Park Williams.
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.
Human-caused global warming has measurably worsened California's crippling drought, according to a new study led by Lamont's Park Williams.
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.
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.
Microscopic, ugly diamonds from the Northwest Territories are illuminating how diamonds are made. A new study involving Lamont's Yakovv Weiss explains.
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 could help us measure how much ice is lost from glaciers around the world, Lamont-Doherty's Meredith Nettles says.
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.
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.
Won-Young Kim, who heads the seismic network for Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, discusses the size and location of the earthquake.
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.
Meredith Nettles explains how monitoring the earthquakes created by calving glaciers in Greenland could be used to forecast sea-level rise.
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.
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.
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.