May 2010

LDEO in the News
April 23, 2010
United Nations Environment Programme
Champions of the Earth
April 22, 2010
April 16, 2010
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In the Spot Light

On April 16th, the Columbia community celebrated the 50 years Wally Broecker has spent teaching in the University's Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, which he joined in 1959. Check out a slide show of pictures from the festivities and watch a tape of the day’s event.
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Former Vice-President Al Gore discusses Wally's profound influence on both the field of climate science and on the politician's personal thinking about the state of our planet.
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The United Nations has awarded geochemist Taro Takahashi its highest honor for environmental leadership, the Champions of the Earth award, for his research on the oceans’ uptake of carbon dioxide and its implications for global warming. Watch the UN-produced video profile of Taro.
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Featured Research

The Tree-Ring Lab Reconstructs Asia's Most Devastating Droughts
A new study of tree rings provides the most detailed record yet of at least four epic droughts that have shaken Asia over the last thousand years.
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