Susan Trumbore, who earned her Ph.D. at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, is among the recipients of the 2020 Balzan Prize, one of the most prestigious international awards in natural science and humanities.
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A new study finds that real-time monitoring of ground motion could have detected a sudden and catastrophic flood in Bhutan five hours before it destroyed a village.
A new report details a plan to kickstart energy innovation in the U.S.
A new study of the closest ancient analog to modern carbon emissions finds that massive volcanism was the main cause of high carbon at the time. But nature did not come close to matching what humans are doing today.
Newly discovered seabed channels beneath the Thwaites Glacier may be pathways for warm ocean water to melt the ice’s undersides and contribute to sea level rise.
Scientists filled an 11-month gap in satellite data, creating a continuous 18-year record that tracks glacial melt and will aid predictions about sea level rise.
The research, from students working with the Center for Climate and Life, also identifies ways to potentially limit arsenic contamination in rice.
Understanding how clouds respond to climate change will be essential for predicting how much hotter the planet could get.
In another sign of the warming Arctic, satellite images from July 2020 show that the St. Patrick Bay Ice Caps on Canada’s Ellesmere Island have completely melted, as predicted in 2017.
A new study says that many of the ice shelves ringing Antarctica could be vulnerable to quick destruction if rising temperatures drive melt water into the numerous fractures that currently penetrate their surfaces.