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Algae Blooms Adding to the Melt of Greenland's Ice Sheet - UPI

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 12:00
The Black and Bloom project examines the role that microbes might have in darkening the Greenland ice sheet – and boosting its melt. UPI talks with Lamont's Marco Tedesco about the forces driving melting in Greenland.

Wildfire Spreading in Bone-Dry California Forces 82,000 to Evacuate - Washington Post

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 12:00
Lamont's Park Williams talks to the Washington Post about how drought has been contributing to increases in fire activity over the past several decades in the western United States.

Scientists on the Recent Wildfires, Flooding and Climate Change - PBS News Hour

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 12:00
The second large-scale fire in California this week is raging through the southern part of the state, and flooding in Louisiana is worsening. Combined with the fact that this past July was the planet’s single hottest month recorded, are these events indicative of climate change? New Hour talks with Lamont's Adam Sobel.

What We Can Say about the Louisiana Flood and Climate Change - Washington Post

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 16:19
Over 2 feet of rain in less than 72 hours caused historic flooding in Louisiana this week. Chris Mooney talked with Lamont's Adam Sobel and other scientists about connections between the storm and our warming planet.

In Hoboken, a Glimpse of Cities’ Future Fights Over Rising Seas - Washington Post

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 12:00
Encroaching waters already are threatening some cities. “Right now, the policy [in many places] is postponing the solution for future generations. It’s an injustice," said Lamont's Klaus Jacob.

Does Air Pollution Reduce Cycling’s Health Benefits? - National Geographic

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 12:00
Columbia University scientists, including Lamont's Steven Chillrud, are using innovative tools to investigate how vehicle exhaust impacts cyclists.

Greenland ‘Summit’ Plunged to Record Low for Last Day of July. So What? - Washington Post

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 12:20
Greenland and its ice sheet have warmed briskly in recent years, and this summer has been warmer than normal. But in July’s final moments, at the apex of Greenland’s ice sheet, the mercury plunged to 23 degrees below zero (-30.7 Fahrenheit). Lamont's Marco Tedesco and other scientists explain why a short cold snap doesn't make a trend.

The Surf Organization Driving Ocean Health Research - Vox Populi

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 12:00
Vox Populi talks with Lamont's Peter deMenocal about an philanthropy raising funds for ocean science that's led by surfers.

The US Coast Is in an Unprecedented Hurricane Drought — Why This Is Terrifying - Washington Post

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 07:00
Lamont's Adam Sobel explains that the lack of hurricanes making landfall in the U.S. in recent years is a relatively short-term fluctuation. The projections for increased storm intensity are for long-term global trends.

20,000 Discoveries Under the Sea - Christian Science Monitor

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 12:00
Scientists like Lamont's Suzanne Carbotte are tapping new technologies to unravel the mysteries of the deep.

Does the Disappearance of Sea Ice Matter? - New York Times

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 07:52
Lamont's Marco Tedesco views the Arctic as a systems engineer would. He has been trying to “close the loop” and connect the exceedingly complex interactions that drive the northern climate system, which includes its sea ice, atmosphere and ocean circulations, and land ice.

The Definition of an Explorer - The Low Down

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 12:00
In this audio podcast, Lamont's Hugh Ducklow, lead researcher for Antarctica's Palmer Station LTER, talks to The Explorers Club about the changing state of our polar regions.

'Black and Bloom' Explores Algae's Role in Arctic Melting - Scientific American

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 12:00
Scientific American talks with Lamont's Marco Tedesco, who studies melting on Greenland, about a new project exploring how microorganisms help determine the pace of Arctic melting.

Cyclones Set to Get Fiercer as World Warms - Climate News Network

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 12:00
A new analysis of cyclone data and computer climate modeling, led by Lamont's Adam Sobel, Suzana Camargo, Allison Wing and Chia-Ying Lee, indicates that global warming is likely to intensify the destructive power of tropical storms.

Where Are the Hurricanes? - New York Times

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 11:59
In an Op/Ed article in the New York Times, Lamont's Adam Sobel explains why hurricanes are likely to become more intense with climate change and how recent history fits scientists' expectations.

Extraordinary Years Now the Normal Years: Scientists Survey Radical Melt in Arctic - Washington Post

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 18:32
A group of scientists studying a broad range of Arctic systems — from sea ice to permafrost to the Greenland ice sheet — gathered in D.C. to lay out just how extreme a year 2016 has been so far for the northern cap of the planet. “I see the situation as a train going downhill,” said Lamont's Marco Tedesco. “And the feedback mechanisms in the Arctic [are] the slope of your hill. And it gets harder and harder to stop it.”

Global Risks and Research Priorities for Coastal Subsidence - Eos

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 12:00
The risk of rapid coastal subsidence to infrastructure and economies is global and is most acute in large river deltas, which are home to about 500 million people. An international community of researchers is calling attention to the need for better measurements and modeling and linking the science with its socioeconomic implications, Lamont's Michael Steckler and colleagues write.

New Earthquake Threat Could Lurk Under 140 Million People - National Geographic

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 12:00
A megathrust fault could be lurking underneath Myanmar, Bangladesh, and India, exposing millions of people to the risk of a major earthquake, according to research led by Lamont's Michael Steckler.

Scientists Find Glacier Bay Landslide Still Active Days Later - KHNS Radio

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 12:00
Lamont's Colin Stark visited the Glacier Bay landslide and said closer inspection revealed two big discoveries: the slide was still active days later, and the original landslide was so powerful it pushed rock and dirt up the sides of the valley almost 300 feet.

Measured Breath: How Best to Monitor Pollution - WNYC

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 15:52
It's the second summer for the Biking While Breathing project which looks at the impact of air pollution on exercise in New York City. This year, researchers are considering going cheap. Cites Steve Chillrud's work.