Tharp co-published the first world map of the ocean floors and helped prove the theory of continental drift.
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Kara Lamb discusses her research using machine learning to study cirrus clouds and how it can increase the accuracy of climate models.
Switching to cleaner cookstoves can save lives, cut carbon emissions, and promote gender equality. At COP27, world leaders should take steps to ensure universal clean cooking access by 2030.
The data reveal that only a tiny fraction of buildings have green roofs, and most are in wealthy areas.
A response to a recent essay in the New York Times.
A number of organizations are attempting to clean up the water, but solving the problem of ocean plastic pollution will also require big changes on land.
Visitors played with glacial goo, watched trash cans erupt with water and ping pong balls, and performed hands-on science experiments — all while learning how Lamont researchers help us understand our planet.
Regenerative agriculture is one way to farm more sustainably. The Farm Bill, up for renewal in 2023, could play a key role in helping this solution come to fruition.
A disaster preparedness expert weighs in on the many factors that can complicate decisions around evacuations and preparedness.
Professor Peter Muennig discusses the state of New York City’s streets, and what could be done to make them safer.