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Heat and Harvest
Submitted on October 19, 2012

Assistant Professor David Lobell is interviewed in "Heat and Harvest", a half-hour documentary co-produced by KQED and the Center for Investigative Reporting.

Mumbai, Miami on list for big weather disasters
Submitted on March 28, 2012

"We mostly experience weather and climate through the extreme," said one of the report's top editors, Chris Field, an ecologist with the Carnegie Institution of Washington [and professor, Department of Environmental Earth System Science, School of Earth Sciences]. "That's where we have the losses. That's where we have the insurance payments. That's where things have the potential to fall apart.

Steve Gorelick elected to National Academy of Engineering, one of 66 new members announced today.
Submitted on February 9, 2012

Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to "engineering research, practice, or education, including significant contributions to the engineering literature" and to the "pioneering of new and developing technologies."

Noah Diffenbaugh among those participating in Climate Science Day
Submitted on February 8, 2012

The second annual Climate Science Day provided a non-partisan opportunity for scientists of many disciplines to build relationships and provide members of Congress access to the best possible climate science information.

Extreme heat hurts wheat yields as world warms: study (Lobell)
Submitted on January 29, 2012

Reuters and David Lobell on Lobell-led study recently published in the journal of Nature Climate Change.

Wild weather hits Latin America (Field)
Submitted on January 6, 2012

Professor Chris Field quoted in the Boston Globe on the impact of global warming.

Climate Change and the Trillion-Dollar Disruption (Field)
Submitted on January 5, 2012

Professor Chris Field in Includes video of Field's presentation at the AGU Fall Meeting 2011 on "Ecosystem and Food Security in a Changing Climate."

Mapping underground water sources for drip irrigation could change African village life (Naylor)
Submitted on December 5, 2011

Roz Naylor listed as collaborator with Jen Burney, former EESS postdoctoral researcher on research project finding investments in small-scale irrigation and geophysical mapping will help relieve food insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa.

Opal offers fast, lasting remedy for uranium contamination at nuclear sites (Massey, Fendorf, EESS)
Submitted on December 1, 2011

Michael Massey and Scott Fendorf listed as contributors to research on the use of opal to sequester uranium at contaminated sites.

Page Chamberlain recipient of the 2012 Humboldt Research Award
Submitted on November 21, 2011

Page Chamberlain elected as a recipients of the 2012 Humboldt Research Award. The Humboldt Research Award is the highest scientific honor of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and is "granted in recognition of a researcher's entire achievements to date to academics whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future."