Lamont climate scientist Peter deMenocal discusses new results in Science suggesting that north Africa's transition from grasslands to barren desert happened rapidly--in a few hundred years--about 5,000 years ago.
In WAMC's Academic Minute, Lamont's Cornelia Class explains the importance of rare earth elements in the manufacture of electronics.
A research expedition to the Gulf of Mexico on the Lamont-operated research ship, the Marcus Langseth, is on hold until the U.S. National Science Foundation can approve money for minor repairs to the ship.
Lamont's Robin Bell comments on the impact of stalled research in Antarctica due to the partial government shutdown.
“In the past, bad weather might have meant we lost days or weeks of data,” said Lamont's Hugh Ducklow. “But we’ve never had an entire year’s interruption.”
Lamont's Peter Kelemen and Juerg Matter carbon sequestration work in Oman featured.
Margie Turrin discusses research activities at Piermont Pier geared toward school children at the state's annual "Day in the Life of the Hudson River" program.
How can cities prepare for rising seas and raging storms? Lamont's Klaus Jacob weighs in with lessons from New York.
“If we lose a year of observations, they are gone forever,” said Lamont's Hugh Ducklow, a biological oceanographer who is working on a 20-year-old project to monitor the ecosystem near Palmer Station on the Antarctic Peninsula.
A lost field season in Antarctica due to the government shutdown will mean that ice changes over the last year go unmeasured, says Lamont's Robin Bell.
"My fear is that the government will stay closed so long that all weather windows will close," said Lamont's Robin Bell, "and that the Antarctic science wouldn't happen this year."
Most scientists are in agreement that the 2010 BP oil spill off the coast of Louisiana released 4.2 million barrels of oil--not the 2.4 million barrels BP has claimed, says Lamont's Timothy Crone.
Second in a two-part profile of Lamont scientist Wallace Broecker.
Lamont's Robin Bell comments on the potential evacuation of US research stations in Antarctica where IceBridge is now based.
The partial government shutdown is just a few days old, but scientific and medical researchers say the closure has already badly disrupted their work. Lamont's deputy director Arthur Lerner-Lam comments.
Lamont's Paul Olsen will drill for rocks in Arizona's Petrified Forest to learn more about the period leading up to the mass extinctions at the end of the Triassic 201 million years ago.
Methane gas and water released during Pakistan's magnitude 7.7 earthquake last week forced up sediment from the bottom of the Arabian Sea creating a temporary island, said Lamont's Michael Steckler.
Lamont's David Goldberg discusses the potential for Newark Basin rock to be used for storing away carbon dioxide underground.
Video journalists follow Lamont-Doherty scientists Leonardo Seeber and Michael Steckler, and graduate student Eleanor Ferguson, to Bangladesh where the scientists are working to understand the region's tectonics and vulnerability to earthquakes.
A new study by Lamont's Wallace Broecker and Aaron Putnam suggests how understanding past hemispheric heat differences may help us adapt in the future.