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New York Times
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Quotes Richard Seager, a climate scientist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Cites Peter deMenocal of Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

USA Today
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Quotes David Gallo, who helped find Air France Flight 447 at the bottom of the Atlantic in 2011 and who is now senior advisor for strategic initiatives at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

The Journal News
Friday, January 6, 2017

Video interview with Robin Bell who was recently elected president of the American Geophysical Union.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Lamont graduate student Kira Olsen and Meredith Nettles report that glacial earthquakes in Greenland, a measure of ice loss from the leading edges of glaciers, increased in frequency by a factor of four over the period 1992-2013.

New York Times
Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Suzana Camargo comments on a report that during times of frequent Atlantic hurricanes, climate conditions tend to weaken storms that approach the U.S. east coast, whereas during times of less frequent tropical storms, major hurricanes approaching the U.S. are likely to intensify before making landfall.

The Mercury News
Sunday, January 1, 2017

Scientists are expected to announce that 2016 was the hottest year on Earth since record-keeping began in 1880 ​— news that will test national, state and economic leadership on climate change. “The climate system gives not a hoot about politicians in Washington denying the reality of human-driven climate change — but it does respond to decisions on energy, fuels and the environment those politicians make,” Lamont's Richard Seager said.

Washington Post
Friday, December 30, 2016

Greenland's Petermann Ice Shelf has lost huge ice islands since 2010. The question is no longer whether it is changing — it’s how fast it could give up still more ice to the seas. Chris Mooney talks with scientists, including Lamont's Marco Tedesco, about what they're seeing.

El Mercurio (in Spanish)
Monday, December 26, 2016

The Lamont-operated R/V Marcus G. Langseth is in Chile with teams of scientists studying the region's offshore seismicity. El Mercurio wrote about the work as a magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck off the Chilean coast. The article is in Spanish.

Christian Science Monitor
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Researchers including Lamont's Paul Richards say a 2010 event previously thought to be a small nuclear test in North Korea was actually just a small earthquake – a finding that could have implications for monitoring the regime's nuclear tests.

International Business Times
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

A new report by seismologists from Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory concluded that the tremors were much more like that of an earthquake than an explosion.

Science Friday
Friday, December 16, 2016

What will it take to bring true equity to research labs? Science Friday talks with Lamont's Kuheli Dutt and others (segment begins at 17:40).

Friday, December 16, 2016

By tracking heat-induced chemical signatures, researchers can determine where an earthquake began and ended, using a method created by Lamont scientists Heather Savage and Pratigya Polissar.

NBC News
Thursday, December 15, 2016

Lamont Professor Peter Kelemen breaks down the process of oil formation.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

A new climate change app created by scientists at Lamont uses interactive data maps to engage users and prompt the exploration of questions related to changing sea levels and climate vulnerability.

BBC News
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Lamont grad student Josh Maurer has used images taken by Cold War spy satellites to reveal dramatic environmental changes occurring in the Himalayas.

NPR All Things Considered
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Scientists issue their 2016 Arctic Report Card finding that the Arctic as a whole is warming at least twice as fast as the rest of the planet, and it is getting progressively worse. The cause of the warming is in part due to feedback loops, as Lamont's Marco Tedesco explains.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Fifty years ago, scientists began to connect details of an idea with profound implications: Earth's ocean crust recycles itself on a global scale, and continents move across the face of the planet. Scientists from Lamont brought the key evidence together.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Since the discovery by Lamont's Göran Ekström and Meredith Nettles of glacial earthquakes caused by Greenland’s short-term ice movements, the flourishing field of cryoseismology has proved to be a powerful tool for studying a variety of glaciological phenomena, including crevasse formation, basal shear sources, iceberg calving, the rifting process in ice shelves, sea ice dynamics, precursory signs of unstable glaciers in real time, and beyond.

Scientific American
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Evidence buried in Greenland's bedrock shows the island's massive ice sheet melted nearly completely at least once in the last 2.6 million years. The findings from a study led by Lamont's Joerg Schaefer suggest that Greenland's ice may be less stable than previously believed.