Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Archives - Page 2 of 110 - State of the Planet

Pierre Dutrieux preparing a Seaglider for deployment in front of the Dotson Ice Shelf, West Antarctica, during a summer 2018 research expedition. (Photo courtesy of Pierre Dutrieux)

Refining Projections of Antarctic Ice Loss and Global Sea Level Rise

Research by Center for Climate and Life Fellow Pierre Dutrieux will lead to greater understanding of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet’s future stability and associated sea level rise.

by |June 16, 2020
person standing near crevasse in greenland ice sheet

Glaciers Preserve Our History. We Must Defend Them.

In a century or two, future generations will be able to ‘read’ the pandemic chapter in ice cores — if glaciers still exist then.

by Marco Tedesco |June 15, 2020
Step 6: Place sealed bag or pressure cooker into oven for 45 minutes

How to Disinfect Your Mask: A Step-by-Step Guide

Social distancing and mask-wearing are here to stay for the foreseeable future. This guide will help you safely disinfect and reuse some types of disposable masks.

by |June 15, 2020
maureen raymo portrait

Maureen Raymo Appointed Interim Director of Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Raymo is a world-renowned marine geologist and climate scientist whose work focuses on the history and causes of past climate change.

by |June 11, 2020
rosanne d'arrigo

Rosanne D’Arrigo: Decoding The History of Climate Cycles, One Tree Ring At A Time

A simple fascination with winter and weather patterns led D’Arrigo to become a globe-trotting scientist who collects and analyzes important data from tree rings.

by |June 11, 2020

Earth Institute Solidarity and Support for #ShutDownSTEM

On Wednesday, the State of the Planet blog will be going silent in solidarity with a grassroots movement to eradicate anti-Black racism in academia and STEM.

by |June 9, 2020
clean water and pebbles on beach

Coronavirus Is Improving Water Quality — For Now, At Least

With less pollution entering the air, our waterways are getting cleaner. Whether or not they stay that way is up to us.

by Marco Tedesco |June 8, 2020
dome and city skyline at sunset

What Will the Weather Be After Coronavirus?

Pollution is going down, but temperatures could still rise. Here’s why.

by Marco Tedesco |June 5, 2020
subtropical storm in Atlantic

What the Forecast for an Active Hurricane Season Means for the Atlantic Region

Climate scientist Suzana Camargo shares some cautionary words.

by |June 4, 2020
beach and ocean waves

Ocean Uptake of CO2 Could Drop as We Cut Carbon Emissions

A new study finds that ocean absorption of CO2 rises and falls along with human activity and natural phenomena. The findings are important for understanding how much the oceans will offset future climate change.

by |June 3, 2020