External News Listing
The New York Times, August 02
Another summer of record-breaking drought and heat has seized the western U.S., setting off costly and destructive wildfires. Lamont-Doherty's Park Williams explains that despite rain some in areas, heat and evaporation is leaving too little moisture to meet the demand.
Study Finds Drought Impacts Forests More Than Previously Thought
Deseret News, July 30
A study of drought and its effects on the growth of forests finds that it is taking longer for the trees to recover than previously thought, with an impact on carbon sinks. The study's authors include Lamont-Doherty's Park Williams.
Ocean Currents Suggest Plane Debris Could Be From Missing Airliner Mh370
Mashable, July 30
Lamont-Doherty's Arnold Gordon explains how currents in the Indian Ocean could have carried debris from the area off Australia where Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is believed to have disappeared to Reunion Island, where a part from a large plane was found on a beach.
Lamont's Suzanne Carbotte Named To American Geophysical Union's 2015 Fellows
Agu, July 28
AGU fellows are honored for making exceptional scientific contributions in the fields of Earth and space sciences. Lamont-Doherty marine geophysicist Suzanne Carbotte was named to the 2015 class.
Hospitalizations Increase Near Fracking Sites, Study Shows
Medical Xpress, July 17
A new study involving Lamont-Doherty researchers finds hospitalization rates up for heart, neurological and skin complaints in areas of Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale region with large concentrations of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
Urbanization Threatens Drought
Reducing Clouds In California , July 16
Since the mid-20th century, increased urbanization along the southern California coast has raised nighttime temperatures, resulting in less morning fog and cloud cover. Highlights research by Lamont-Doherty's Park Williams, Richard Seager, and Ben Cook.