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Droughts May Slash US Maize Gains - Climate News Network

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 08:19
Dramatic climate events can change forest composition, says a recent study led by Lamont's Neil Pederson.

'Missing' Mud in Hudson River Holds Climate Change Clue - (Rockland, N.Y.) Journal News

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 11:00
Lamont's Tim Kenna and Frank Nitsche go looking for more than a million tons of sediment washed into the Hudson River during Hurricane Irene.

Agency Urges Quake Study for Indian Point - New York Times

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:00
Lamont's Lynn Sykes on a Nuclear Regulatory Commission recommendation that the reactors at Indian Point be reassessed for earthquake risk.

The Woman Who Made the First True Map of the Earth - Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 11:00
Features the work of the late Lamont scientist Marie Tharp to map earth's ocean floor.

National Academy Elects Three Columbia Faculty Members - Columbia Record

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:03
Lamont geologist Peter Kelemen is one of three Columbia University faculty members elected this year to the National Academy of Sciences.

Watch Seismic Waves of 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake Roll Through State - LiveScience

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 11:00
New research by Lamont's Meredith Nettles confirms that Alaska's 1964 earthquake was the second-largest recorded, at magnitude 9.4.

Study Links Wastewater Injection, 2011 Oklahoma Ouake - Associated Press

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 11:00
A new study in the Journal of Geophysical Research coauthored by Lamont's Geoff Abers explores why relatively small wastewater injections may have led to a relatively big, magnitude 5.7 earthquake near Prague, Oklahoma in 2011.

Earthquakes and the Texas Miracle - Dallas Magazine

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:00
Work by Lamont's John Armbruster and colleagues that have linked earthquakes to underground fluid injection cited.

Water Utility Denies Presence of Arsenic - Vietnam News

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:06
A 2013 study led by Lamont's Lex van Geen found that arsenic had leached its way into a major drinking-water aquifer servicing Hanoi.

Carbon Capture Faces Hurdles of Will, Not Technology - Climate Central

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 08:56
A price on carbon is needed before capture and storage of CO2 becomes a viable option, says Lamont's Peter Kelemen.

Long-Awaited Floating Pool Moves Into Filtration Testing Phase - DNA info

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:00
A floating pool scheduled to open in the East or Hudson Rivers in 2016 will use a filtration system that Lamont's Wade McGillis has helped to design.

MESSENGER Completes 3,000th Orbit of Mercury - Earth Sky

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:00
MESSENGER has been getting closer to Mercury since March and is now closer to the planet than any spacecraft has been before. "Mercury has stubbornly held on to many of its secrets, but many will at last be revealed,” says Lamont director and MESSENGER principal investigator Sean Solomon.

Woman Narrowly Escapes Deadly Mudslide - Katie Couric Show

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:00
Lamont's Deputy Director Arthur Lerner-Lam discusses the need for better communication of natural hazard risks.

April Will Be First Month With CO2 Levels Above 400 PPM - Climate Central

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:00
“On some level, watching these milestones be passed is a lot like watching paint dry,” said Lamont's Jason Smerdon. “The upward march is neither surprising nor unexpected as a direct consequence of human activities; it is only alarming in the sense that it keeps happening unabated.”

Future Droughts Worse than Expected - Astrobiology

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 07:27
A new study is helping astrobiologists understand how climate change may shape the future of life on Earth. Coverage of a study in Climate Dynamics by Lamont's Benjamin Cook, Jason Smerdon and Richard Seager.

Floods: Holding Back the Tide - Nature News

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 18:13
With the Ganges–Brahmaputra delta sinking, the race is on to protect millions of people from future flooding. Work of Lamont's Michael Steckler cited.

Tree Rings Record History of Drought - Discover magazine

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:00
Using tree rings, Lamont's Neil Pederson and colleagues have created a record of droughts dating back hundreds to thousands of years.

Human Activity May Have Triggered Fatal Italian Earthquakes, Panel Says - Science

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 11:00
Lamont-Doherty seismologist Geoff Abers comments on the possibility that a pair of deadly earthquakes in Italy in 2012 were triggered by petroleum extraction at a local oil field.

Goa and Climate Change - Times of India

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:00
Cites research by Lamont-Doherty microbiologists Joaquim Goes and Helga do Rosario Gomes.

Wollaston Award Winner Maureen Raymo's Climate Symphony - Yale Forum

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:00
Lamont climate scientist Maureen Raymo featured in a video interview.