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Lamont's Lynn Sykes on a Nuclear Regulatory Commission recommendation that the reactors at Indian Point be reassessed for earthquake risk.
Features the work of the late Lamont scientist Marie Tharp to map earth's ocean floor.
Lamont geologist Peter Kelemen is one of three Columbia University faculty members elected this year to the National Academy of Sciences.
New research by Lamont's Meredith Nettles confirms that Alaska's 1964 earthquake was the second-largest recorded, at magnitude 9.4.
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.
Work by Lamont's John Armbruster and colleagues that have linked earthquakes to underground fluid injection cited.
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.
A price on carbon is needed before capture and storage of CO2 becomes a viable option, says Lamont's Peter Kelemen.
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 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.
Lamont's Deputy Director Arthur Lerner-Lam discusses the need for better communication of natural hazard risks.
“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.”
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.
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.
Using tree rings, Lamont's Neil Pederson and colleagues have created a record of droughts dating back hundreds to thousands of years.
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.
Cites research by Lamont-Doherty microbiologists Joaquim Goes and Helga do Rosario Gomes.
Lamont climate scientist Maureen Raymo featured in a video interview.
“Plate tectonics was originally proposed as a kinematic theory — it was about displacements, movements and velocities,” said Lamont deputy director Arthur Lerner-Lam. “The great accomplishment was to link earthquakes to those movements.”
"For agriculture, the moisture balance in the soil is what really matters," said study co-author Jason Smerdon, a climate scientist with Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. "If rain increases slightly but temperatures also increase, drought is a potential consequence," he told The Hindu.