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AGU to honor Chris Field and Paul Segall
Submitted on July 31, 2014

Chris Field will receive the Roger Revelle Medal, while the biennial Charles A. Whitten Medal will be presented to Paul Segall.

Climate Change May Reduce Corn, Wheat Crop Yields
Submitted on July 31, 2014

There is as much as a 10 percent chance the rate of corn yields will slow and a 5 percent probability for wheat because of human-caused climate change, said David Lobell.

California drought is 'exceptional'
Submitted on July 23, 2014

California experienced its record warmest winter in 2013-2014, and is currently experiencing its warmest year on record to date, writes Daniel Swain in an update about the state's ongoing drought, which he calls "a tale of exceptional dryness and record warmth." via The California Weather Blog

Scholars cross disciplines to tackle global food security
Submitted on July 21, 2014

In her new book, The Evolving Sphere of Food Security, Rosamond Naylor, a professor of environmental Earth system science and director of the Center on Food Security and the Environment, convened 18 Stanford colleagues to shed light on the topic.

VIDEO: Professor dishes the dirt on Stanford
Submitted on July 9, 2014

In Prof. Scott Fendorf's perennially popular Science of Soils class, students get their hands dirty while learning about the essential properties of soil for life on Earth. 

Satellite to help predict future changes in climate
Submitted on July 9, 2014

NASA's new Orbiting Carbon Observatory satellite will make the most precise and accurate measurements of atmospheric CO2 concentrations from space that scientists have ever had, said Anna Michalak, who has been involved in the project for over a decade.

Weighing the value and risks of climate engineering
Submitted on July 9, 2014

Roz Naylor and Eric Lambin argue in Nature Climate Change that that immediate global action to address the root cause of climate change is a better and safer alternative to geoengineering.

Opinion: North Carolina needs fracking reality check
Submitted on July 9, 2014

Rob Jackson argues in an op-ed that North Carolina should learn from Poland's failed investments in shale-gas exploration. In

EESS Faculty: Top Highly Cited Researchers
Submitted on July 2, 2014

Chris Field, Eric Lambin, David Lobell, and Rob Jackson are among the top 1% of scientists who are most highly cited over the past year, according to a new list by Thomson Reuters.

Hot cities: Climate change may lead to air stagnation, Stanford scientists say
Submitted on June 24, 2014

Computer simulations suggest climate change could lead to increased and prolonged air stagnation events in several regions of the world. These pockets of still air could contribute to hazardous air quality and impact human health.