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Pakistan Earthquake Creates New Island, Mud Volcano to Blame - NBC News

Tue, 09/24/2013 - 11:00
Lamont seismologist John Armbruster explains how a mud volcano likely created the island that suddenly appeared after a magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck western Pakistan on Tuesday.

Lamont Scientists Test CO2 Storage Potential with Palisades Drilling - (Rockland, NY) Journal News

Tue, 09/24/2013 - 10:08
Cores of rock pulled from under the Lamont-Doherty campus are providing a glimpse into a geological formation known as the Newark Basin. The scientists want to know whether the formation — or similar ones elsewhere — could be used to store carbon dioxide emissions from power plants and other industrial sources.

The Warming Climate Could Scorch America's West - The Atlantic Cities

Tue, 09/24/2013 - 09:57
In a new study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Lamont's Wallace Broecker and Aaron Putnam find a worrying similarity between the modern climate and one that existed 15,000 years ago, when Earth was emerging from the last ice age.

Arsenic Contamination Threatens Water in Hanoi - New York Times

Mon, 09/23/2013 - 11:00
Research by Lamont's Alexander van Geen and Benjamin Bostick suggests that arsenic is leaching into the drinking-water aquifer that serves Hanoi, Vietnam.

Three Natural Disasters We're Expecting - Al Jazeera America

Sat, 09/21/2013 - 11:00
The biblical floods in Colorado this week were both extensive and devastating. They were also expected. Lamont's Arthur Lerner-Lam and Richard Seager cited in this preview of what to expect in floods, droughts and earthquakes in the future.

City Students Quiz IcePod Scientists - Poughkeepsie Journal

Fri, 09/20/2013 - 08:44
Students at Poughkeepsie High School ask scientists at Lamont-Doherty in a live chat about their work measuring ice loss in Greenland.

Climate Science: Rising Tide - Nature News

Wed, 09/18/2013 - 15:14
Researchers struggle to project how fast, how high and how far the oceans will rise. Lamont-Doherty scientist Maureen Raymo explains what reconstructing sea level from 3 million years ago can tell us about what lies ahead.

Climate Change to Have Double Impact - The Guardian

Wed, 09/18/2013 - 11:17
New research by Lamont-Doherty scientist Michael Previdi shows that traditional IPCC models may be underestimating global warming by omitting slower feedbacks.

Giant Underground Blob of Magma Puzzles Scientists - Live Science

Tue, 09/17/2013 - 11:00
Lamont-Doherty geophysicist Roger Buck discusses evolving views of the continental spreading taking place in Ethiopia's Afar Rift.

The Case Against Rebuilding the Coastline Post Sandy - The Atlantic Cities

Sat, 09/14/2013 - 11:37
We should be retreating from the shore, not developing structures that will only flood again, argues Lamont-Doherty natural disaster expert Klaus Jacob in this op-ed.

How Sandy Changed the Way We Issue Storm Warnings - Earth magazine

Thu, 09/12/2013 - 09:40
Lamont-Doherty scientist Adam Sobel discusses problems related to Hurricane Sandy response.

Over-Pumping Draws Arsenic into Hanoi Water, Says Study - AFP

Wed, 09/11/2013 - 11:00
Arsenic has infiltrated an aquifer that provides water for the Vietnamese capital Hanoi, says a new study in Nature led by Lamont-Doherty scientist Alexander van Geen.

Did a Comet Really Kill the Mammoths 12,900 Years Ago? - National Geographic News

Wed, 09/11/2013 - 10:36
Lamont's Wally Broecker weighs in on the hypothesis that an extraterrestrial impact nearly 13,000 years ago briefly cooled the planet and killed off North America's mega-fauna.

Could Fracking Store Trillions of Tons of CO2 in Rocks? - Climatewire

Tue, 09/10/2013 - 11:00
Feature about Lamont-Doherty scientists Peter Kelemen and Juerg Matters work in Oman to study the potential for exposed mantle rocks to store excess CO2.

Microgrids: A New Kind of Power Struggle - Climate Central

Tue, 09/10/2013 - 07:58
Lamont's Roger Anderson discusses the hurdles to installing self-contained electricity networks, or micro-grids, in NYC to make cites more storm-resilient.

Drones Find New Purpose Studying Arctic Ice Melt - Climate Central

Sun, 09/08/2013 - 11:00
Lamont's Chris Zappa explains how drones are helping to study climate change and sea-level rise in remote polar regions.

Out of Sync - Audubon

Fri, 09/06/2013 - 09:41
Audubon magazine follows Lamont-Doherty ecologist Natalie Boelman to Alaska's Toolik Field Station to learn how climate change is affecting migratory birds.

How Plate Tectonics Clicked - Nature

Thu, 09/05/2013 - 12:57
Lamont-Doherty seismologist Lynn Sykes and cartographer Marie Tharp are cited in this recap of how plate tectonics theory became scientific consensus.

Undertstanding Lava - WAMC

Thu, 09/05/2013 - 08:18
Lamont-Doherty researcher Einat Lev explains how to make lava in the lab.

Fracking Practices to Blame for Ohio Earthquakes - LiveScience

Wed, 09/04/2013 - 16:36
The injection of waste fracking fluid underground triggered earthquakes near Youngstown, Ohio, by causing an ancient fault to rupture, says a new study by Lamont's Won-Young Kim.