The drought that played a role in triggering the catastrophic Syrian Civil War was the worst such climate event in at least the past 900 years, according to a new study published this week and led by Lamont's Ben Cook. Mashable also talks with Richard Seager.
A cluster of low-magnitude earthquakes in the New York region has piqued the interest of residents, while some geologists predict the increase in temblors will continue and a large-scale one could be coming. Lamont's Won-Young Kim discusses the science.
Since the ravages of Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and the massive floods in the U.S. East Coast, New York has focused on creating a new ecosystem to contain the risks of sea level rise. Le Figaro talks with Lamont's Klaus Jacob and Adam Sobel. (In French)
Arctic sea ice growth has been sluggish this winter. And that's a huge problem for the animals and communities that depend on it, says Lamont's Ray Sambrotto.
Scientists are struggling to figure out the timeline for how climate change will affect vulnerable waterfront communities. The Atlantic talks with Lamont's Maureen Raymo about the challenges.
Justin Mankin, a postdoctoral fellow at Lamont, describes how a changing climate may change the way cultures get their water in the spring and summer.
We know an earthquake involves movement, but what if you could capture these seismic tremors in sounds too? This thought experiment proved to be the catalyst for the Seismic Sound Lab, a project by Lamont geophysicist Ben Holtzman.
Ethiopia's last mega-droughts killed hundreds of thousands. Could the same thing happen again? Lamont's Park Williams and Richard Seager weigh in on why the drought is not a surprise.
Scientists are working to fill in one of the largest remaining blank spots on ocean charts: the sea floor beneath Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf. Lamont-Doherty's Kirsty Tinto discusses the IcePod and how it's mapping that area.
Diverse faces are coming to work in the polar regions, Lamont's Robin Bell tells Nature.