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Climate Change Led to the Rise of Genghis Khan's Empire - Time

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 11:00
Warming temperatures and rainfall led to the rise of Genghis Khan and his Mongol empire, says a new study led by Lamont's Neil Pederson.

Genghis Khan's Secret Weapon Was Rain - National Geographic

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 11:00
How did the Mongols build an empire? A new study in PNAS led by Lamont's Neil Pederson suggests that a run of bountiful rains gave them the resources to invade and conquer.

GAO: Climate Change Threatens Energy Infrastructure - Climate Central

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 11:00
Lamont seismologist Klaus Jacob comments on a U.S Government Accountability Office report confirming the vulnerability of U.S. energy infrastructure to a changing climate.

Race Against Time in Search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 - NBC News

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 11:00
The landing of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in shallow water would aid recovery efforts, says Lamont-Doherty oceanographer Arnold Gordon.

A Climate Analyst Clarifies the Science Behind California's Water Woes - New York Times Dot Earth

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 12:00
NOAA scientist Martin Hoerling echoes Lamont climate scientist Richard Seager's view that California's ongoing drought is due to natural climate variation and not global warming.

Sixty-eight Million Ton Landslide in Alaska - Anchorage Daily News

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 12:00
New pictures and information about the Alaska landslide discovered by Lamont's Colin Stark, Goran Ekstrom and Clement Hibert.

If No One's around to See a Landslide, Does It Make a Noise? You Bet. - (Juneau, Alaska) Capital City Weekly

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 12:00
The massive landslide in Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park discovered by Lamont's Colin Stark, Goran Ekstrom and Clement Hibert discussed.

Imagining, and Measuring, the Unimaginable - Oculus

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 12:00
Lamont's Klaus Jacob speaks at the Center for Architecture about earthquake risk in New York City.

Finding New Worlds in New York City’s Old Snow Piles - New York Times

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 12:00
Lamont's Kirsty Tinto takes a saw to a New York City snow pile to see what can be learned about recent weather patterns.

El Niño May Return Late this Year, Experts Say - Los Angeles Times

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 12:00
Lamont's Richard Seager and the IRI's Tony Barnston comment on the odds of an El Nino event developing this year in the tropical Pacific.

As quakes rise, Texas still seeking answers - Fort Worth Star Telegram

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 12:00
Seismographs installed by Lamont-Doherty scientists near Youngstown, Ohio, in 2011 linked a string of earthquakes to wells used for disposal of waste fracking fluid.

Some of Earth's Biggest Landslides Are Surprisingly Hard to Find - Wired Science

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 12:00
Describes detection of remote landslide in Alaska by Lamont's Colin Stark, Goran Ekstrom and Clement Hibert.

NY State Expects All Utilities to Prep for Climate Change - Climate Central

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 12:00
Lamont's Klaus Jacob comments on a new measure encouraging utilities in New York state to prepare for the warmer temperatures and greater risk of flooding expected under climate change.

Study Links Temperature to a Peruvian Glacier’s Growth and Retreat - New York Times

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 12:00
Lamont's Aaron Putnam comments on new results showing that warmer temperatures, more than reduced snowfall, are responsible for the spectacular retreat of tropical glaciers in recent centuries.

Huge Landslide Photographed in Alaska - LiveScience

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 09:02
New images confirm the location of a landslide detected by Lamont geophysicists Colin Stark and Goran Ekstrom last week in southeastern Alaska.

Atlantic Current Can Shut Down for Centuries, Disrupting Climate - Science

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 12:00
Lamont's Jerry McManus comments on new results suggesting that overturning currents in the North Atlantic slowed or even stopped during a warm period 100,000 years ago.

Antarctic Glacier Thinned As Rapidly in the Past - Climate Wire

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 11:34
West Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier may continue thinning at a high rate based on new results of the glacier's past behavior published in Science by Lamont geochemist Joerg Schaefer and colleagues.

Impressively Massive Landslide Detected in Remote Alaska - LiveScience

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 12:00
Lamont-Doherty seismologists Colin Stark and Goran Ekstrom discuss a massive landslide that shook the Alaska panhandle on Feb. 14 and was detected by the global seismic network.

What’s Causing the Huge Spike in Earthquakes in Oklahoma? - The Nation

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 08:51
Lamont postdoctoral researcher Nicholas van der Elst says that the recent uptick in small earthquakes in Oklahoma may be due to the disposal of wastewater in underground injection wells.

Where Does Road Salt Come From? - National Geographic

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 12:00
Lamont-Doherty researcher Bob Newton explains the origins and chemistry of road salt.