Featured News

Subscribe to Featured News feed
LDEO Featured News Items
Updated: 2 min 53 sec ago

'Dirty Blizzard' Carried Deepwater Horizon Contaminants to Seafloor - E&E

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 12:00
Scientists led by Lamont's Beizhan Yan have discovered the mechanism that transported contaminants from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill to the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico.

Deepwater Horizon: Oil Fell on the Seabed Like Snow - Der Spiegel

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 12:00
Researchers led by Lamont's Beizhan Yan estimate that 10 to 15 percent of the oil released by the Deepwater Horizon disaster sank to the seabed in the Gulf of Mexico, where it covered hundreds of square miles. (In German)

New Tool Measures the Behavior of Ice on Moons - American Institute of Physics

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 12:00
A new study led by Lamont's Christine McCarthy offers a glimpse of what happens inside ice. The scientists developed a device to measure ice as it changes in response to external forces, both on Earth and on the moons of other planets.

Climate Change and Extreme Weather - Climate Connections

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 09:30
Was that extreme weather event caused by climate change? It’s a question scientists get asked a lot, and one that they’re increasingly able to answer, says Lamont's Adam Sobel.

Investigators Conduct Deep Sea Search For EgyptAir Flight 804 - NPR

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 12:00
The wreckage from EgyptAir Flight 804 is likely in the Mediterranean Sea somewhere between Crete and Egypt. Lamont's David Gallo discusses the challenges of the search.

Signals From Plane Hint at Swift Catastrophe, Aviation Website Reports - New York Times

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 12:00
The flight’s track indicated that it crashed about halfway between Crete and Egypt. “If that is correct, then it has landed on a feature we call the Mediterranean Ridge,” Lamont's Bill Ryan told the Times. When sonar is used to scan the area, “you get a complex play of echoes that was nicknamed cobblestone, showing the sea floor is very bumpy."

'Fundamentally Unstable’: Concerns About East Antarctica's Biggest Glacier - Washington Post

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 16:44
The Totten glacier ice region is bigger than California, and could raise seas by over 10 feet if it collapsed. The Washington Post talked with scientists, including Lamont's Robin Bell, about the risks.

A Secret Forest No One Noticed - Atlas Obscura

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 16:37
Cedar trees living on the steep cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment were centuries old, and no one knew until scientists took a closer look. The Tree Ring Lab at Lamont confirmed their find.

Is It The End of The World as We Know It? - Huffington Post

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 16:02
In this short video podcast, Huffington Post's Karah Preiss and Lamont professor Peter de Menocal discuss the historical epochs, the idea of the Anthropocene, and whether it’s possible to change course.

Even for the Fast-Melting Arctic, 2016 Is 'Uncharted Territory' - Washington Post

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 16:53
One of the best-established ideas about global warming is that it will hit the Arctic the hardest, creating a feedback loop as melting ice leaves more dark ocean to absorb more energy. It's part of a concept called “Arctic amplification." Already this year, the Arctic has exceeded 4 degrees Celsius above average. Chris Mooney discussed the changes with Lamont's Marco Tedesco.

Dumping Iron in the Pacific Ocean Won't Fix Our Climate - Gizmodo

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 16:51
Scientists have discovered a major problem with one popular geoengineering scheme that entails dumping iron into the ocean to fuel algae that can soak up carbon dioxide: Basically, the plan is not supported by the geologic record, at least not in the equatorial Pacific. The study was led by Lamont's Gisela Winckler and Robert Anderson.

New Mercury Maps Showcase Planet's Striking Features - Space.com

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 12:00
The first global digital-elevation model of Mercury reveals a striking landscape of basins and lava plains. Lamont Director Sean Solomon was principal investigator on the MESSENGER mission and discussed the data MESSENGER captured.

Slow-Motion Earthquakes May Also Lead to Tsunamis - Business Standard

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 10:26
Slow-motion earthquakes or "slow-slip events" can rupture the shallow portion of a fault that also moves in large, tsunami-generating earthquakes. A new study involving Lamont's Spahr Webb examines a slow-slip event off New Zealand.

Maureen Raymo Elected to National Academy of Sciences - National Academy of Sciences

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 16:21
Marine geologist and paleoceanographer Maureen Raymo was among 84 scientists elected for membership in the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors awarded to engineers and scientists in the United States.

Inside West Virginia's Battle Over Teaching Climate Change - Climate Wire

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 12:00
In a coal state struggling with environmental regulations and a fiscal crisis, teaching climate science has hit a nerve. Climate Wire spoke with Lamont Special Research Scientist Kim Kastens.

No Way the Great Barrier Reef Was Bleached Naturally - Washington Post

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 11:20
Climate change dramatically upped the odds of severe coral bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef, researchers say. Lamont's Adam Sobel discussed the findings with the Washington Post.

Video: Peter deMenocal on Why Climate Matters - Talks@Columbia

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 17:22
Climate change is one of the most complex and difficult challenges facing the world, and one of the most divisive. In this video, Lamont's Peter deMenocal discusses how climate is changing today and why.

Robotic Laboratories Fan Out to Study the Seas - Scientific American

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 17:15
"They look like R2-D2 in swim floaties, but they could revolutionize ocean science." Lamont's Kyle Frischkorn writes about the new wave of marine robots.

Killer Landslides: The Lasting Legacy of the Nepal Earthquake - Scientific American

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 12:33
A year after a devastating earthquake triggered killer avalanches and rock falls in Nepal, scientists are wiring up mountainsides to forecast hazards. Scientific American talks with Lamont's Colin Stark.

New York City Leads Investment in Climate Change Preparation - CCTV

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 12:00
CCTV talked with Lamont's Klaus Jacob about how New York City is bracing for the effects of climate change and whether it is doing enough.

Pages