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AAAS initiative to inform public about climate change
Submitted on March 18, 2014

Noah Diffenbaugh is one of 13 climate science experts who created the What We Know campaign, aimed at communicating the reality, risk and response of climate change to the public.

Understanding how mountains and rivers make life possible
Submitted on March 14, 2014

Kate Maher and Page Chamberlain have modeled how the topography and rock composition of a landscape affects the process by which carbon dioxide is transferred to oceans and eventually buried in Earth’s interior.

Beneath cities, a decaying tangle of gas pipes
Submitted on March 23, 2014

Robert Jackson says the old, decaying cast-iron pipes that transport natural gas beneath many cities are disasters waiting to happen.

Crop yields likely to fall with rising temperatures
Submitted on March 17, 2014

An increase of more than two degrees Celsius in average global temperature is likely to cause yields of wheat, rice and maize to fall throughout the 21st century. Early adaptation could increase projected yields by up to 15 percent.

Stanford scientists investigate worst drought in California's history
Submitted on February 28, 2014

Using measurements and computer simulations, researchers seek answer to the question: Is climate change behind the state's dry spell?

Consortium aims to boost minority faculty in STEM fields
Submitted on February 26, 2014

NSF-funded California Alliance includes Stanford, UC Berkeley, Caltech and UCLA

Nearly 6,000 Gas Leaks Discovered under Washington D.C.
Submitted on February 13, 2014

Robert Jackson and his team discovered 5,893 methane gas leaks beneath the nation's capital.

Antarctic Mysteries Lecture Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m.
Submitted on February 3, 2014

Prof. Rob Dunbar will deliver the Winter Quarter Earth Matters Lecture thru Stanford's Continuing Studies Program in Cubberley Auditorium. Admission is free.

Climate change award to Chris Field
Submitted on January 15, 2014

Based in Spain, the BBVA Foundation selected Prof. Chris Field to receive its Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Climate Change

A Ridiculously Resilient Ridge and the California drought
Submitted on January 15, 2014

Grad student Daniel Swain explains the role of a persistent mass of warm air over the north Pacific Ocean, which he's dubbed the "ridiculously resilient ridge", in California's extreme dry spell.