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El Niño 2014: Impacts for California
Submitted on May 21, 2014

What is an El Niño? And what potential impact could it have for California? Daniel Swain explains. The California Weather Blog.

Drought may slash US corn gains
Submitted on May 15, 2014

David Lobell and colleagues report in the journal Science that the scientific drive to gain more and more productivity from the same area of soil has been accompanied by an unexpected sensitivity to drought conditions.

Indian Monsoons Are Becoming More Extreme
Submitted on May 15, 2014

Noah Diffenbaugh & Deepti Singh discuss changes in monsoons and identifying climate change.

Pam Matson receives honorary degree from Arizona State
Submitted on May 15, 2014

The Stanford Earth Sciences dean was cited for her pioneering work in sustainable agriculture.

TEDxStanford presentations take audience 'above and beyond'
Submitted on May 13, 2014

Noah Diffenbaugh, associate professor of Earth sciences, offered hope, after painting a grim picture of what our world will look like if we continue on our current trajectory of energy consumption.

U.S. corn yields are increasingly vulnerable to hot, dry weather, Stanford research shows
Submitted on May 2, 2014

U.S. corn yields are growing more sensitive to heat and drought, according to research by environmental scientist David Lobell. Farmers are faced with difficult tradeoffs in adapting to a changing climate in which unfavorable weather will become more common.

Climate Change to Intensify African Weather Systems
Submitted on April 30, 2014

Climate change could strengthen African Easterly Waves, which could in turn have consequences for rainfall in the Sahel region of northern Africa, the formation of Atlantic hurricanes, and dust transport across the Atlantic Ocean.

Earth Science Students Share their Research
Submitted on April 30, 2014

At the annual School of Earth Sciences Research Review, graduate students and select undergraduates presented their current work.

Changing Rainfall Patterns in South Asian monsoons
Submitted on April 30, 2014

A collaboration between Noah Diffenbaugh and Bala Rajaratnam has discovered recent changes in the rainfall patterns of the South Asian summer monsoon.

America's old pipes increase gas-leak risk
Submitted on April 16, 2014

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