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Popular Science
Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Lamont's carbon capture and storage project in Iceland that proved we could turn CO2 from a power plant to a solid mineral in a short period of time was listed among the greatest engineering innovations of 2016. The project was led by Juerg Matter and Martin Stute.

Eos
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Lamont's Heather Savage will receive AGU's 2016 Mineral and Rock Physics Early Career Award at the 2016 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. The award is for promising young scientists in recognition of outstanding contributions achieved during their Ph.D. research.

FiveThirtyEight
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

In a new study, Lamont's Park Williams estimates that human-caused climate change was responsible for nearly doubling the forest area that burned in the Western U.S. between 1984 and 2015. If the last few decades had been simply dry, instead of some of the hottest and driest on record, perhaps 10.4 million fewer acres would have burned, he says.

Huffington Post
Monday, October 17, 2016

A new study of letters of recommendation written for post-doctoral scientists found that professors were twice as likely to write glowing letters of recommendation, as opposed to letters reflecting a merely good candidate, for men compared to women. The study was led by Lamont's Kuheli Dutt.

Columbia Daily Spectator
Monday, October 17, 2016

The Columbia Spectator talks with Lamont geologist Peter Kelemen about his career, climate change, and climbing.

Pacific Standard
Monday, October 17, 2016

Deep in the Altai mountains, scientists are using drones and chemistry to study glacier-formed ridges that could help unlock the mysteries of abrupt climate change. Lamont's Adjunct Associate Research Professor Aaron Putnam and Lamont Research Professor Joerg Schaefer describe their work to Pacific Standard.

The New Yorker
Monday, October 17, 2016

The shrinking of Greenland’s ice sheet is triggering feedback loops that accelerate the global crisis. Elizabeth Kolbert cites research by Lamont's Marco Tedesco.

Journal News
Friday, October 14, 2016

The U.S. Drought Monitor has placed Rockland County under a "severe drought." Rockland’s water sources are also stressed by an ever increasing population and lack of available space for new places to store water, making the county more vulnerable to short periods of decreased rainfall, said Lamont's Nicholas Christie-Blick.

Motherboard
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Using ancient leaves, Lamont's Tammo Reichgelt and Billy D'Andrea have found evidence of a CO2 spike at the time 23 million years ago when Antarctica's ice sheet began to melt.

AGU
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The American Geophysical Union's 2016 election results are in. Among the incoming AGU leaders are Lamont's Robin Bell (president-elect), Kerstin Lehnert (director), and Robert F. Anderson (ocean sciences president-elect).

New York Times
Monday, October 10, 2016

A study by Lamont's Park Williams found that anthropogenic climate change was responsible for just over half of the total observed increase in fuel dryness since 1979. In turn, this influence has added more than 16,000 square miles of forest fire area to the western United States since 1984, nearly doubling the area scientists might have expected without the influence of similar climate change.

Mercury News
Monday, October 10, 2016

Climate change from human activity nearly doubled the area that burned in forest fires in the American West over the past 30 years, a major new scientific study by Lamont's Park Williams has found. Larger, more intense fires are all but guaranteed in the years ahead.

Scientific American
Saturday, October 8, 2016

“Rapid intensification of large hurricanes is something that the forecasters have a lot of trouble with. The models don’t predict it very well," said Lamont's Adam Sobel. "Before reaching Haiti, it [Hurricane Matthew] went from tropical storm to category 5 in just a little more than a day. It may be the biggest rapid intensification of an Atlantic storm on record.”

Forbes
Thursday, October 6, 2016

Forbes talks with Lamont's Suzana Camargo about Hurricane Matthew and what we know today about the connections between climate change and extreme weather.

Inside Higher Ed
Thursday, October 6, 2016

A new study led by Lamont's Kuheli Dutt suggests that the language that recommendation writers use to describe women may disadvantage them as job candidates, portraying them as less dynamic and excellent candidates than male counterparts.

Eos
Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Ben Holtzman and his colleagues involved in Lamont's Seismic Sound Lab are converting seismic data into sounds and animations, providing scientists with a new way to view what happens to Earth during earthquakes.

Science
Monday, October 3, 2016

Female geoscientists applying for selective fellowships were less likely than their male counterparts to be described in glowing leadership-oriented terms such as “brilliant” or “trailblazer,” according to a new study from Lamont's Kuheli Dutt.

Nature
Monday, October 3, 2016

Women and men applying for geoscience postdocs receive very different letters of support from their mentors, a new study from Lamont's Kuheli Dutt shows.

The Verge
Monday, October 3, 2016

All around the world, women studying geoscience are half as likely as men to receive outstanding letters of recommendation rather than merely good recommendations, new research led by Lamont's Kuheli Dutt shows. This is true no matter what region they come from.

Columbia News
Friday, September 30, 2016

Columbia University has appointed Lamont oceanographer and paleoclimatologist Peter B. deMenocal as Dean of Science in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

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