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National Geographic | March 21, 2013
In a new study published in the journal Science , Lamont-Doherty researchers say they have confirmed that eruptions large enough to bury the U.S. under 300 feet of lava occurred at the same time that vast numbers of plant and animal species disappeared from the fossil record.
Climate Central | February 28, 2013
Big droughts have hit New York City's watershed in the past 500 years. More research from scientists at Lamont-Doherty suggest it could happen again.
Science News | January 30, 2013
Compared to global warming caused by solar radiation, global warming caused by greenhouse gases results in less rainfall, a new study co-authored by Lamont-Doherty scientist Mark Cane suggests.
Climate Central | January 25, 2013
A forthcoming study co-authored by Lamont-Doherty scientist Adam Sobel shows that Hurricane Sandy's track was unprecedented in the historical record, and that major surge events are becoming more likely.
New York Times | January 22, 2013
Lamont-Doherty climate scientist Maureen Raymo and postdoctoral researcher Alessio Rovere travel to South Africa to study where the seas stood 3 million years ago to understand how high the tide may rise in the future.
Wired (UK) | January 9, 2013
A team of geophysicists has published a study that suggests the relatively rapid warming of the Earth's poles may be down to a lack of cooling surface dust, which kept land frozen during the last ice age.
Mother Jones | September 27, 2012
Summers on the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard are now warmer than at any other time in the last 1,800 years, including during medieval times when parts of the northern hemisphere were as hot as, or hotter, than today, according to a new study in the journal Geology.
Forbes | July 31, 2012
The worst drought in more than half a century is smothering America, and it could go on for years.
International Science Times | July 26, 2012
For the first time, scientists have identified tropical and subtropical species of marine protozoa living in the Arctic Ocean.
CNN | July 12, 2012
Peter deMenocal explains the significance of recent reports that link extreme weather to human-induced climate change.
Science Daily | March 1, 2012
The world's oceans may be turning acidic faster today from human carbon emissions than they did during four major extinctions in the last 300 million years, when natural pulses of carbon sent global temperatures soaring, says a new study in Science .
Lamont-Doherty | September 13, 2011
The frigid seabottom off Antarctica holds a surprising riot of life: colorful carpets of sponges, starfish, sea cucumbers and many other soft, bottom-dwelling animals,shown on images from robotic submarines. Now, it appears that many such communities could fast disappear, due to warming climate.