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Despite recent rains, California still in drought
Submitted on April 16, 2014

Daniel Swain writes that despite recent storms, most of California is still below 50% of average for this time of year.

Growing crops on photovoltaic solar farms is a ‘win-win’ situation
Submitted on April 16, 2014

A new model for solar farms that “colocates” crops and solar panels could result in the harvesting of valuable biofuel crops in addition to solar energy.

Meet Silicon Valley's Women of Influence 2014: Dean Pamela Matson
Submitted on April 4, 2014

Pamela Matson’s research in environment and sustainability issues have earned her global recognition as a pioneer in the field of environmental science.

Panel’s warning on climate risk: worst is yet to come
Submitted on April 4, 2014

Chris Field says that adapting to the realities of climate change is "just going to be something that great nations do."

Behind the scenes of an international climate report, with Stanford scientists
Submitted on March 31, 2014

Stanford's Chris Field has spent five years leading a large team of international scientists as they prepared a major United Nations report on the state and fate of the world's climate.

Report: Effects of climate change seen everywhere
Submitted on March 31, 2014

Climate change is affecting all parts of the globe, and the gap between the latest science on climatic change and government action to cut greenhouse emissions remains large, according to a sweeping U.N. report out today.

Climate change 'already affecting food supply' – UN
Submitted on March 31, 2014

David Lobell says the impacts of climate change "are already evident in many places in the world."

Food and Water Shortages May Prove Major Risks of Climate Change
Submitted on March 31, 2014

Chris Field states: "Dealing effectively with climate change is one of the defining challenges of the 21st century."

New Climate Change Report Warns of Dire Consequences
Submitted on March 31, 2014

Noah Diffenbaugh tells National Geographic that "In the U.S. we have seen acute effects of severe heat on corn, cotton, and soy yields."

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.