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Eos
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

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.

National Geographic
Monday, July 11, 2016

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.

KHNS Radio
Friday, July 8, 2016

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.

WNYC
Thursday, July 7, 2016

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.

New York Times
Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Cites work by Colin Stark and Göran Ekström.

CS Monitor
Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Seismic recordings registered a massive landslide in Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park, and scientists are studying how the region's geology and environmental change are elevating the risk of mountain landslides. Cites work by Colin Stark and Göran Ekström.

Rolling Stone
Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Quotes Klaus Jacob.

Alaska Dispatch
Saturday, July 2, 2016

More than 100 million tons of rock slid down a mountainside in Southeast Alaska on Tuesday morning, sending debris miles across a glacier below and a cloud of dust into the air. Lamont's Colin Stark and colleagues analyzed the landslide through its seismic waves.

Science
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Slowdowns of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation have long been suspected as a cause of the climate swings during the last ice age, but never definitively shown, until now. The new study “is the best demonstration that this indeed happened,” says Lamont's Jerry McManus.

Europa Press
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

A new study led by Lamont's Ryan Abernathey shows how sea ice migration around Antarctica be more important for global ocean overturning circulation than previously thought. (In Spanish)

Washington Post
Thursday, June 23, 2016

The burning sensation in the southwestern United States was diagnosed by climate scientists more than a year ago, the Washington Post writes. The Post cites research by Lamont-Doherty scientist Park William into connections between the California drought and climate change.

KQED
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

California's overworked firefighters are being forced to take on another task — clearing dead and dying trees. John Upton talks with Lamont's Park Williams about the role of drought and rising temperatures.

Washington Post
Monday, June 20, 2016

High-resolution ocean models that can capture eddies are extremely important for understanding the fate of freshwater in the sea around Greenland, says Lamont's Marco Tedesco.

Forbes
Monday, June 20, 2016

The fact that water vapor is the dominant absorber in the Earth’s greenhouse effect can lead to a flawed narrative about the role of anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) as driver of climate warming. Lamont's Adam Sobel helps explain.

Science
Friday, June 17, 2016

Last summer the northern parts of the Greenland Ice Sheet experienced record melting as summer temperatures rose as high as 66°F. Now, a group of scientists led by Lamont's Marco Tedesco has linked the melt pattern with a high-pressure vortex, known as a block, that loitered north of the island during June and July 2015, wreaking weather havoc. Some researchers say such atmospheric blocks are expected to result from melting sea ice.

Climate Central
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Climate change has pushed up average temperatures by nearly 2°F worldwide. Most of California was warmer than that from March through May, with some patches of the state more than 4°F warmer than average. “This does not look like a typical El Niño year out West,” said Lamont's Ben Cook.

Reuters
Friday, June 10, 2016

The globalization of the world's economy this century has made it far more vulnerable to the impacts of extreme weather, including heat stress on workers, according to a new study from Lamont's Anders Levermann.

CBC
Friday, June 10, 2016

2015 was a record year for high temperatures and melting glaciers in western Greenland, an effect that is amplifying itself and could lead to accelerated warming in the Arctic, new research from Lamont's Marco Tedesco explains.

Science
Thursday, June 9, 2016

Researchers working in Iceland, including Lamont's Martin Stute, say they have discovered a new way to trap the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide deep underground by changing it into rock.

The Conversation
Thursday, June 9, 2016

Lamont's Martin Stute writes about the CarbFix project in Iceland, where he has been working with other scientists and engineers to capture CO2 emissions and create permanent storage by turning CO2 to stone.

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