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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.

‘Dzud’ Years for Mongolian Herders Linked to Climate - Environmental Research Web

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 12:00
Lamont's Mukund Palat Rao discusses a new study on the connection between climate and the deadly dzud years for livestock in Mongolia.

A Huge Algae Bloom Off the Pacific Coast Is Poisoning Shellfish and Sea Lions - Vice News

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 12:00
Lamont-Doherty's Joaquim Goes explains how the combination of especially warm ocean temperatures and agricultural runoff are contributing to a large — and toxic — algae bloom.

Timing Volcanoes: Tiny Crystals in Magma Hold Clues to its Speed - Academic Minute

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 11:00
Lamont's Philipp Ruprecht explains how tiny crystals in magma can be used to measure how long the magma took to travel from mantle to surface.

Airplane Debris from Indian Ocean Raises More Questions - Huffington Post Live

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 09:00
Lamont-Doherty's Vicki Ferrini talks with Huffington Post Live about ocean currents and the challenges of locating the wreckage of missing airliners on the ocean floor.

New Expedition Heads for the Aleutian Islands - National Science Foundation

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 12:00
Lamont's Peter Kelemen, Steven Goldstein and Merry Cai are headed for the Aleutian Islands to study lava and the origins of the continental crust. Terry Plank is working with another team on the expedition studying how water affects where and for how long magma is stored in Earth's crust.

Dry Days Bring Ferocious Start to Fire Season - The New York Times

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 12:00
Another summer of record-breaking drought and heat has seized the western U.S., setting off costly and destructive wildfires. Lamont-Doherty's Park Williams explains that despite rain some in areas, heat and evaporation is leaving too little moisture to meet the demand.

Ocean Currents Could Shed Light on Flight 370 Mystery - Business Insider

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 12:00
Ocean currents could have carried debris from a missing Malaysia Airlines flight around the Indian Ocean to Reunion Island, says Lamont's Arnold Gordon.

Study Finds Drought Impacts Forests More than Previously Thought - Deseret News

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 12:00
A study of drought and its effects on the growth of forests finds that it is taking longer for the trees to recover than previously thought, with an impact on carbon sinks. The study's authors include Lamont-Doherty's Park Williams.

Ocean Currents Suggest Plane Debris Could Be from Missing Airliner MH370 - Mashable

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 12:00
Lamont-Doherty's Arnold Gordon explains how currents in the Indian Ocean could have carried debris from the area off Australia where Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is believed to have disappeared to Reunion Island, where a part from a large plane was found on a beach.

How Currents Could Have Carried Flight MH370 Debris Across Indian Ocean - NPR

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 11:00
Lamont-Doherty's Arnold Gordon explains ocean circulation patterns and how floating wreckage from an airliner that disappeared off the coast of Australia could have reached Reunion Island near Madagascar.

Lamont's Suzanne Carbotte Named to American Geophysical Union's 2015 Fellows - AGU

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 12:00
AGU fellows are honored for making exceptional scientific contributions in the fields of Earth and space sciences. Lamont-Doherty marine geophysicist Suzanne Carbotte was named to the 2015 class.

Interview: Climate Change in Central Asia - The Diplomat

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 12:00
Lamont-Doherty's Benjamin Orlove discusses the repercussions of climate change in Central Asia.

Hospitalizations Increase Near Fracking Sites, Study Shows - Medical Xpress

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 12:00
A new study involving Lamont-Doherty researchers finds hospitalization rates up for heart, neurological and skin complaints in areas of Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale region with large concentrations of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

Urbanization Threatens Drought-Reducing Clouds in California - EOS

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 12:00
Since the mid-20th century, increased urbanization along the southern California coast has raised nighttime temperatures, resulting in less morning fog and cloud cover. Highlights research by Lamont-Doherty's Park Williams, Richard Seager, and Ben Cook.

The Collision that Changed the World, by Wally Broecker - Elementa

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 12:00
Fifty million years ago, India collided with an island arc that rimmed Eurasia. It was the collision that changed the world, writes Lamont-Doherty's Wally Broecker.

What's Next for the UNOLS Research Fleet? - EOS

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 12:00
EOS looks at what's next for the UNOLS research fleet, a partnership between the U.S. government and universities exploring the oceans, featuring Lamont-Doherty's RV Marcus G. Langseth.

Backward-Moving Glacier Helps Explain Glacial Earthquakes - Environmental Research Web

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 12:00
New insights into glacier behavior could improve our ability to predict future sea-level rise in a warming climate says an article focusing on research by Lamont-Doherty's Meredith Nettles.

Rainforest Wildfires & Melting Ice Caves: High Temps Are Causing Havoc in Washington - Vice News

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 12:00
Lamont-Doherty's Tim Creyts explains how ice caves form. High temperatures have led to partial collapses of ice caves in Washington state.