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Seismic Sensors Record Hurricane Intensity, Study Finds

January 8, 2018
New line of information could help predict the storms’ future strength under climate change. Read More

Hotter Temperatures Will Accelerate Migration of Asylum-Seekers to Europe, Says Study

December 21, 2017
If carbon emissions hold steady, a new study in Science predicts that the European Union could face a massive influx by 2100. Read More

What Caused the Great Famine?

December 15, 2017
Scientists are unraveling the driving forces of one of the worst environmental disasters in human history, in hopes of predicting and preparing for the next global drought. Read More

Tiny Losses of Ice at Antarctica’s Fringes May Hasten Declines in Interior

December 11, 2017
A new study shows that even minor deterioration of ice shelves can instantaneously hasten the decline of ice hundreds of miles landward. Read More

The Greenland Ice Sheet Is Sponging Up Meltwater

December 8, 2017
As climate warms, the surface of the Greenland ice sheet is melting, and all that meltwater ends up in seasonal rivers that flow to the sea. At least that is what scientists have assumed until now. A new study has shown that some of the meltwater is actually being soaked into porous subsurface ice and held there, at least temporarily. Read More

Studying Bioluminescent Blooms in the Arabian Sea

December 4, 2017
A plankton-like species is attacking the base of the food chain in the Arabian sea, disrupting water quality and killing fish. Researchers at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory are learning how to fight back. Read More

Want to Save the World? Start by Eating Less Beef

December 4, 2017
If we ate half as many burgers and steaks each week, a new study calculates that it could have a profound effect on carbon emissions and the environment. Read More

Ocean Sediments Off Pacific Coast May Feed Tsunami Danger

November 20, 2017
Tightly packed sediments help the Cascadia Subduction Zone generate large earthquakes, and could boost its ability to trigger a large tsunami. Read More

NASA Finds New Way to Track Ozone By Satellite

November 6, 2017
Ozone pollution near Earth's surface is one of the main ingredients of summertime smog. But it not directly measurable from space, due to the abundance of ozone higher in the atmosphere, which masks the surface. Now, researchers have devised a way to use satellite measurements of the precursor gases that contribute to ozone formation to predict when and where ozone will form. Read More

Giant Boulders on Bahamas Coast Are Evidence of Ancient Storms and Sea Level, Says Study

November 1, 2017
A new study says that storms of intensities seen today, combined with a few meters increase in sea level, were enough to transport coastal boulders weighing hundreds of tons more than 100,000 year ago. Read More
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