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Lessons Learned from Hurricane Sandy - Voice of America

Featured News - Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:00
Lamont geophysicist Klaus Jacob's work on NYC climate resilience cited.

How Sandy Went from Boring to Killer Superstorm - Salon

Featured News - Sun, 10/27/2013 - 11:00
Lamont's Adam Sobel quoted in a one-year anniversary story after Hurricane Sandy.

What We Didn't Learn from Superstorm Sandy -

Featured News - Sat, 10/26/2013 - 15:00
While our immediate response to Hurricane Sandy was largely successful, our handling of long-term environmental risks begs for improvement, writes Lamont's Adam Sobel in this op-ed for

Life After Sandy: One Year Later - WNYC

Featured News - Sat, 10/26/2013 - 11:00
Standing by the sea-level gauge off Manhattan's Battery Park, Lamont's Adam Sobel discusses future sea-level rise projections (at 52:00).

New Method Could Provide Heat Wave Early Warnings - Climate Central

Featured News - Sat, 10/26/2013 - 11:00
Lamont's Mingfang Ting comments on new findings in Nature Geoscience that could lead to heat wave forecasting up to three weeks in advance.

Expert Warns We're Still Unprepared for Sandy-Like Event - Climate Central

Featured News - Tue, 10/22/2013 - 10:49
We're still not prepared, says seismologist Klaus Jacob from his office at Lamont-Doherty.

Sandy A Warning Rising Seas Threaten Nuclear Plants - Climate Central

Featured News - Tue, 10/22/2013 - 07:41
Lamont's Klaus Jacob comments on the Indian Point nuclear power plant's vulnerability to the combination of sea level rise and severe storms.

Strength of New Tappan Zee Bridge Lies Under Hudson - (Rockland, N.Y.) Journal News

Featured News - Mon, 10/21/2013 - 08:50
Lamont's Robin Bell explains what the subsurface of the Hudson River bottom looks like.

Braving African Piracy Reveals Abrupt Rainfall Shifts - Simple Climate

Featured News - Sat, 10/19/2013 - 11:00
Coverage of a recent study in Science on north Africa climate change by Lamont's Peter deMenocal and former Lamont postdoctoral researcher Jessica Tierney.

US Government Scientists Head Back to Work - Nature News

Featured News - Fri, 10/18/2013 - 08:41
“It’s a giant, beautiful logistical dance, and now NSF is trying to figure out how to do the dance with less time,” said Lamont's Robin Bell, who is part of Operation IceBridge, an aerial NASA campaign to map ice sheets in remote parts of Antarctica that was originally scheduled to begin next week.

Restoring Piermont's Historic Salt Marsh - Nyack News & Views

Featured News - Thu, 10/17/2013 - 09:06
Lamont's Bob Newton and Dorothy Peteet will talk about their research at Piermont Marsh in a public lecture on Saturday, Nov. 2, sponsored by the new Piermont Marsh Conservancy.

Shutdown’s Science Fallout Could Last for Years - Politico

Featured News - Thu, 10/17/2013 - 08:48
The government may finally be on a path to reopening, but the shutdown's effects will linger. Lamont's Hugh Ducklow comments on the impact to a long-term research project studying climate change on the West Antarctic peninsula.

How Somali Pirates Almost Halted Vital Climate Change Research - The Atlantic

Featured News - Wed, 10/16/2013 - 13:00
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.

Rare Earth Elements and Cell Phones - WAMC

Featured News - Wed, 10/16/2013 - 09:25
In WAMC's Academic Minute, Lamont's Cornelia Class explains the importance of rare earth elements in the manufacture of electronics.

Research Fleet Stays Partly Afloat - Nature News

Featured News - Tue, 10/15/2013 - 11:00
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.

An American Shutdown Reaches the Earth’s End - New York Times

Featured News - Mon, 10/14/2013 - 11:00
Lamont's Robin Bell comments on the impact of stalled research in Antarctica due to the partial government shutdown.

For U.S. Ecologists, Shutdown Could Have Long-Term Effects - Science Insider

Featured News - Fri, 10/11/2013 - 11:00
“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.”

The Carbon Eaters - Columbia Magazine

Featured News - Fri, 10/11/2013 - 07:26
Lamont's Peter Kelemen and Juerg Matter carbon sequestration work in Oman featured.

Kids Mark 'Day in the Life of the Hudson River' with Research - (Rockland, N.Y.) Journal News

Featured News - Thu, 10/10/2013 - 11:00
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.

Megastorm Aftermath - PBS NOVA

Featured News - Wed, 10/09/2013 - 11:00
How can cities prepare for rising seas and raging storms? Lamont's Klaus Jacob weighs in with lessons from New York.
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