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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.

Live Science
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

You can now eavesdrop on some of the world's largest earthquakes from deep inside the planet. A new project led by Lamont's Ben Holtzman and the Seismic Sound Lab lets you see, hear and feel seismic waves. The use of auditory seismology not only has educational applications, but can also lead to better earthquake predictions.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Science ministers from around the world meet in Washington, D.C., this week to discuss how Arctic warming is affecting life in the north and complicating global climate responses. Lamont's Peter Schlosser discussed some of the concerns scientists have about the region's future.

NYC Science Research Mentoring Consortium
Friday, September 23, 2016

Ameena Peters writes about her experiences as a student in Lamont's Secondary School Field Research Program and how it taught her leadership and inspired her love of science.

Rolling Stone
Thursday, September 22, 2016

Simply put, a hotter atmosphere demands more water. In the drought-prone West, it sucks soils, shrubs and trees bone-dry – setting the stage for fire, Rolling Stone writes. It cites a 2015 Columbia University study, led by Lamont's Park Williams, that found California's drought was up to 25 percent more severe due to global warming.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The human dispersal out of Africa that populated the world was probably paced by climate changes, Lamont's Peter deMenocal writes in Nature.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Having a master's degree in geology was rare for a woman in the 1950s, but that didn't stop Lamont's Marie Tharp from changing the field forever.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Researchers from Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory have worked with engineers from Reykjavik Energy to develop a method in which CO2 is mixed into water that is pumped underground into a volcanic rock called basalt. Lamont's Martin Stute explains.

Revista Qué Pasa
Friday, September 9, 2016

Lamont's Art Lerner-Lam spoke with Chilean media about earthquake risks and building resilience during a visit to Chile shortly after the Italy earthquake. (In Spanish)

Associated Press
Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Lamont's Adam Sobel discusses the new NOAA finding that man-made climate change about doubled the chances for the type of heavy downpours that caused devastating Louisiana floods last month.

New York Magazine
Wednesday, September 7, 2016

New York Magazine talks with Lamont's Klaus Jacob about urban planning in New York City amid the rising risks of climate change.

Scientific American
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Lamont's Suzana Camargo explains why more research is needed to distinguish between natural variability and anthropogenic signal.

Columbia Magazine
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Colors, patterns, symmetries, textures. Just look at the photographs produced in recent years by Columbia scientists for Lamont's Research as Art program and you can begin to appreciate why so many artists take their cues from nature.

Smithsonian Magazine
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

There’s no denying that maps can change the way we think about the world. But what about the way we think about what’s underneath? That was the case in 1953, when a young Lamont geologist named Marie Tharp made a map that helped set the stage for understanding plate tectonics.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Marie Tharp’s maps helped prove continental drift was real. But her work was initially dismissed as “girl talk”.

National Geographic
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Large earthquakes shook Italy and Myanmar on the same day this month. Though the quakes were similar in size — magnitude 6.2 in Italy and 6.8 in Myanmar — the seismic events were unrelated. National Geographic talked with Lamont's Mike Steckler.

Washington Post
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The earth beneath Italy's Apennine Range — where a magnitude-6.2 earthquake struck early today — is a tangle of fault lines and fractured rock. Lamont's Leonardo Seeber has studied the tectonic activity of this region for more than 35 years and talked with the Washington Post about the risks.

Associated Press
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Lamont's Andy Juhl helps lead an effort with Riverkeeper to test water quality in the Hudson River this week from its source in the Adirondacks to New York Harbor.