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How Does Oil Form? - NBC News

Featured News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 12:00
Lamont-Doherty's Peter Kelemen breaks down the process of oil formation for NBC News.

California's Vanishing Clouds Could Intensify Drought - KQED

Featured News - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 12:00
Fog and clouds play a vital role in keeping coastal temperatures down. But that benefit could be disappearing. Lamont-Doherty's Park Williams explains.

New Estimates of the Deep Carbon Cycle - Deep Carbon Observatory

Featured News - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 12:00
In a new study, Lamont-Doherty's Peter Kelemen assesses how much carbon is taken up by the Earth’s crust during hydrothermal processes at or near mid-ocean ridges, and how much carbon is released into the atmosphere through volcanic degassing and diffuse venting.

Polar Scientists to Peer Beneath Largest Ice Shelf - Science Magazine (subscription)

Featured News - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 12:00
"It's the least known piece of ocean floor on our planet," says Robin Bell, a geophysicist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

New Yorkers Set Sail on the 'Mystic Whaler' Schooner - Live Science

Featured News - Mon, 06/01/2015 - 12:00
Frank Nitsche, of Columbia's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, leads expeditions to map the seafloor, from the Hudson River to the ocean around Antarctica. "We have better maps of the moon and Mars than we have of the seafloor," he said.

The Upper Crust in a Tectonic Plate Collision - New York Times

Featured News - Mon, 06/01/2015 - 12:00
Quotes Colin P. Stark, an associate research professor at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

Trees and Megadroughts - WAMC Academic Minute

Featured News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 11:51
Audio essay by Lamont scientist A. Park Williams.

LDEO's H. James Simpson, A Pioneer on PCBs in the Hudson - Nyack News and Views

Featured News - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 12:00
Obituary of Lamont scientist Jim Simpson.

Treks to the North Pole Might Be a Thing of the Past - VICE News

Featured News - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 12:00
Features Bob Newton and Stephanie Pfirman of Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

Ancient dry spells offer clues about the future of drought - Bio-medicine

Featured News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 12:00
Dorothy Peteet, a paleoclimatologist also affiliated with NASA GISS and Columbia University, has uncovered evidence that shows far more severe droughts have occurred in the Northeast.

Stone tool discovery pushes back dawn of culture by 700,000 years - Guardian

Featured News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 12:00
Features research done by Lamont-Doherty researcher Chris Lepre.

Scientists find world's oldest stone tools - CBS News

Featured News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 12:00
Features research by Lamont-Doherty scientist Chris Lepre.

From granite to glacier: Rebuilding Antarctica’s Ice Age past - Medill Reports

Featured News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 12:00
Long-form profile of Lamont geologist Mike Kaplan.

Global warming's 'missing' heat may be in the Indian Ocean -

Featured News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 12:00
In line with the increases in Pacific winds, measurements by coauthor Arnold Gordon of Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory show that flow through the main Indonesian channel, the Makassar Strait, has increased since the early 2000s.

Washington state declares drought emergency with $1.2bn in crops at risk - The Guardian

Featured News - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 12:00
The droughts in California and Washington are only the beginning, according to a study written by the scientists at the Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Jason Smerdon is quoted.

Is Warming Changing Boundaries of Hurricane Season? - Climate Central

Featured News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 12:00
"We don't have a completely locked down answer," Suzana Camargo, a researcher at Columbia’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and co-author of a new model study on the issue, said.

Himalayas: Next Major Quake May Be West of Recent One - The News Today

Featured News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 12:00
Quotes Lamont seismologist Colin Stark.

Anatomy of a Deglaciation - Antarctic Sun

Featured News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 12:00
Profile of work by Lamont marine geologist Trevor Williams.

Messenger: End of Mission - MSNBC

Featured News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 12:00
Quotes Lamont-Doherty Director Sean Solomon.


Geopoetry - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 12:19


MESSENGER's last image of Mercury. (NASA)

MESSENGER’s last image of Mercury. (NASA)


Alien orbits you plied,

While we vicariously spied

A distant globe …

Oh, tough little probe!

It’s been a wonderful ride.




Further reading:

MESSENGER’s last image

This is one in a series of posts by Katherine Allen, a researcher in geochemistry and paleoclimate at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences at Rutgers University.



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