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The New Yorker
Monday, October 17, 2016

The shrinking of Greenland’s ice sheet is triggering feedback loops that accelerate the global crisis. Elizabeth Kolbert cites research by Lamont's Marco Tedesco.

Journal News
Friday, October 14, 2016

The U.S. Drought Monitor has placed Rockland County under a "severe drought." Rockland’s water sources are also stressed by an ever increasing population and lack of available space for new places to store water, making the county more vulnerable to short periods of decreased rainfall, said Lamont's Nicholas Christie-Blick.

Motherboard
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Using ancient leaves, Lamont's Tammo Reichgelt and Billy D'Andrea have found evidence of a CO2 spike at the time 23 million years ago when Antarctica's ice sheet began to melt.

AGU
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The American Geophysical Union's 2016 election results are in. Among the incoming AGU leaders are Lamont's Robin Bell (president-elect), Kerstin Lehnert (director), and Robert F. Anderson (ocean sciences president-elect).

Mercury News
Monday, October 10, 2016

Climate change from human activity nearly doubled the area that burned in forest fires in the American West over the past 30 years, a major new scientific study by Lamont's Park Williams has found. Larger, more intense fires are all but guaranteed in the years ahead.

New York Times
Monday, October 10, 2016

A study by Lamont's Park Williams found that anthropogenic climate change was responsible for just over half of the total observed increase in fuel dryness since 1979. In turn, this influence has added more than 16,000 square miles of forest fire area to the western United States since 1984, nearly doubling the area scientists might have expected without the influence of similar climate change.

Scientific American
Saturday, October 8, 2016

“Rapid intensification of large hurricanes is something that the forecasters have a lot of trouble with. The models don’t predict it very well," said Lamont's Adam Sobel. "Before reaching Haiti, it [Hurricane Matthew] went from tropical storm to category 5 in just a little more than a day. It may be the biggest rapid intensification of an Atlantic storm on record.”

Forbes
Thursday, October 6, 2016

Forbes talks with Lamont's Suzana Camargo about Hurricane Matthew and what we know today about the connections between climate change and extreme weather.

Inside Higher Ed
Thursday, October 6, 2016

A new study led by Lamont's Kuheli Dutt suggests that the language that recommendation writers use to describe women may disadvantage them as job candidates, portraying them as less dynamic and excellent candidates than male counterparts.

Eos
Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Ben Holtzman and his colleagues involved in Lamont's Seismic Sound Lab are converting seismic data into sounds and animations, providing scientists with a new way to view what happens to Earth during earthquakes.

Science
Monday, October 3, 2016

Female geoscientists applying for selective fellowships were less likely than their male counterparts to be described in glowing leadership-oriented terms such as “brilliant” or “trailblazer,” according to a new study from Lamont's Kuheli Dutt.

Nature
Monday, October 3, 2016

Women and men applying for geoscience postdocs receive very different letters of support from their mentors, a new study from Lamont's Kuheli Dutt shows.

The Verge
Monday, October 3, 2016

All around the world, women studying geoscience are half as likely as men to receive outstanding letters of recommendation rather than merely good recommendations, new research led by Lamont's Kuheli Dutt shows. This is true no matter what region they come from.

Columbia News
Friday, September 30, 2016

Columbia University has appointed Lamont oceanographer and paleoclimatologist Peter B. deMenocal as Dean of Science in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

Live Science
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

You can now eavesdrop on some of the world's largest earthquakes from deep inside the planet. A new project led by Lamont's Ben Holtzman and the Seismic Sound Lab lets you see, hear and feel seismic waves. The use of auditory seismology not only has educational applications, but can also lead to better earthquake predictions.

ClimateWire
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Science ministers from around the world meet in Washington, D.C., this week to discuss how Arctic warming is affecting life in the north and complicating global climate responses. Lamont's Peter Schlosser discussed some of the concerns scientists have about the region's future.

NYC Science Research Mentoring Consortium
Friday, September 23, 2016

Ameena Peters writes about her experiences as a student in Lamont's Secondary School Field Research Program and how it taught her leadership and inspired her love of science.

Rolling Stone
Thursday, September 22, 2016

Simply put, a hotter atmosphere demands more water. In the drought-prone West, it sucks soils, shrubs and trees bone-dry – setting the stage for fire, Rolling Stone writes. It cites a 2015 Columbia University study, led by Lamont's Park Williams, that found California's drought was up to 25 percent more severe due to global warming.

Nature
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The human dispersal out of Africa that populated the world was probably paced by climate changes, Lamont's Peter deMenocal writes in Nature.

WNYC
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Having a master's degree in geology was rare for a woman in the 1950s, but that didn't stop Lamont's Marie Tharp from changing the field forever.

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