An interdisciplinary team of Stanford researchers seek to understand why lead contamination persists in one of the poorest corners of the world, and how to stop its spread.
Sierra snow survey points to dry year ahead Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2014/01/03/6044593/sierra-snow-survey-points-to-dry.html#storylink=cpy
Why no snow? PhD candidate Daniel Swain helps explain one of the driest starts to winter ever recorded in California
The journal Nature chose Chris Field as one of five people to watch in 2014 for his work on the upcoming IPCC report on climate change.
Senior Theo Gibbs researched cacao plantations and if chocolate was eco-friendly under guidance of Research Associate Ximena Rueda and Professor Eric Lambin.
Noah Diffenbaugh and five other tornado experts cowrote an op-ed that aims to set the record straight on the link between tornadoes and global warming.
Applications for most of our Master's and PhD programs are coming soon, as early as December 3 and as late as December 17. For an overview of Earth Sciences graduate degree programs, link to the headline above.
A new analysis of U.S. methane emissions indicates that previous studies underestimated emissions from human activity, particularly cattle farming and fossil fuel production. The new analysis is based on a "top-down" methodology developed by EESS associate professor by courtesy Anna Michalak and her research group.
A Jolt to Complacency on Food Supply
David Lobell is using elaborate statistical techniques to reveal a detailed picture of the effects of heat on crop yields. His work suggests that rising heat stress in some major growing areas is already putting a drag on production — and raises the possibility of much more serious effects as global warming continues.
Stanford professor David Lobell, a colleague from Columbia University, and farmers from Kansas and North Dakota examine the northward movement of U.S. crop production, an impact of climate change.
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