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Friday, November 11, 2016

To predict and prepare for future climate change, scientists are striving to understand how global-scale climatic change manifests itself on regional scales and also how societies adapt—or don’t—to sometimes subtle and complex climatic changes.These issues were at the heart of the inaugural workshop of the Volcanic Impacts on Climate and Society (VICS) Working Group, convened at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

Orangetown Daily Voice
Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Students from nine Rockland County high schools will get hands-on experience at land use planning at collaborative workshops with Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and Rockland Conservation Service Corps.

The Verge
Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Almost all the world’s illegal ivory comes from elephants that have been recently killed, according to a new study from Lamont's Kevin Uno.

Science Magazine
Monday, November 7, 2016

The illegal trade in elephant ivory is being fueled almost entirely by recently killed African elephants, not by tusks leaked from old government stockpiles, as had long been suspected. That’s the conclusion of a new study from Lamont's Kevin Uno that relies on nuclear bomb tests carried out in the 1950s and ’60s to date elephant tusks.

The John Batchelor Show
Friday, November 4, 2016

John Batchelor talks with Lamont's Peter de Menocal about the timing of when Homo sapiens began migrating from Africa.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is compiling and updating maps and databases about offshore sediment resources from Maine to Florida for use in post-hurricane beach replenishment. The cores from those offshore deposits are now being kept at the Lamont Core Repository.

New York Academy of Sciences
Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Lamont's Carlos Becerril talks with the New York Academy of Sciences about his team's work building ocean bottom seismometers as part of the Ocean Bottom Seismograph Instrument Pool (OBSIP).

CBS News
Monday, October 31, 2016

A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck Italy on Oct. 30 following two smaller earthquakes a few days earlier and a devastating earthquake there in August. “Probably it's every hundred years you get a repeat of a series of earthquakes,” Lamont's Michael Steckler told CBS News.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Looking ahead to looming water quantity shortfalls, Lamont's Yan Zheng argues that using reclaimed water for managed aquifer recharge needs to play a larger role in China’s water management strategies.

Huffington Post
Thursday, October 20, 2016

The wildfires that raged through the Western United States this year claimed lives, destroyed hundreds of homes and cost taxpayers millions of dollars. A new study from Columbia University's Park Williams has found that climate change has been exacerbating wildfires in the Western United States for decades.

Washington Post
Thursday, October 20, 2016

U.S. and British science agencies announced a multimillion-dollar research mission to study Antarctica's enormous Thwaites Glacier, which could hold the potential for major sea level rise this century. Getting “up close and personal” with the glacier will help researchers close critical data and knowledge gaps, said Lamont's Robin Bell.

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.

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.

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.

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.