Latest Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Stories
A new study reveals that short-lived but severe climatic events can trigger cascades of ecosystem changes that can last for centuries.
A new study reveals that the deep Arctic Ocean has been churning briskly for the last 35,000 years, through the chill of the last ice age and warmth of modern times.
A delay in the summer monsoon rains that fall over the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico is expected in the coming decades
Dissolution or creation of huge gypsum deposits changed sulfate content of the oceans
Common oaks get a boost in New York's Central Park
In California's Death Valley, death is looking just a bit closer. Geologists have determined that the half-mile-wide Ubehebe Crater, formed by a prehistoric volcanic explosion, was created far more recently than previously thought—and that conditions for a sequel may exist today.
Mediterranean bottom currents and the sediment deposits they leave behind offer new insights into global climate change, the opening and closing of ocean circulation gateways and locations where hydrocarbon deposits may lie buried under the sea.
Meteorologists can see a busy hurricane season brewing months ahead, but until now there has been no such crystal ball for tornadoes, which are much smaller and more volatile.
Of all the habitable parts of our planet, one ecosystem still remains largely unexplored and unknown to science: the igneous ocean crust.
Ohio officials said Tuesday that the state has suspended operations at a well used to dispose of waste water from "fracking".
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.