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Global warming has increased risk of record heat, say Stanford scientists
Submitted on September 6, 2013

In the north-central and northeastern United States, extreme weather is more than four times as likely to occur than it was in the pre-industrial era, according to a new study by Noah Diffenbaugh.

Generation Anthropocene: Mountain Man
Submitted on August 16, 2013

The sometimes harrowing and always fascinating mountaineering adventures of paleoclimate researcher and PhD candidate Hari Mix are chronicled in the latest Gen Anthro podcasts.

Good Fellow: Page Chamberlain
Submitted on August 12, 2013

Page Chamberlain named a fellow of the American Geophysical Union for his pioneering application of stable isotopes across the geophysical sciences.

Report: Climate Change Already Having Major Impacts on California
Submitted on August 12, 2013

Chris Field discusses the study, and examine state efforts to address the climate challenge with Craig Miller (science editor for KQED) & Matt Rodriquez, (California secretary for environmental protection).

New source of arsenic threatens groundwater in Vietnam, Stanford research finds
Submitted on August 9, 2013

Drilling deeper wells (the "dig deep" strategy) has become common in the search for clean water. But new research from the Stanford School of Earth Sciences has found that even deep wells might not remain arsenic-free.

Climate change occurring 10 times faster than at any time in past 65 million years, Stanford scientists say
Submitted on August 1, 2013

Not only is the planet undergoing one of the largest climate changes in the past 65 million years, Stanford climate scientists Noah Diffenbaugh and  Chris Field report that it's occurring at a rate 10 times faster than any change in that period.

Stanford seminar uses coral reef as its classroom.
Submitted on August 1, 2013

Stanford students go deep to learn about the coral reefs of Palau

Stanford climate scientist addresses misconceptions about climate change
Submitted on July 9, 2013

The notion that we'll avoid serious damage to the world's climate if we limit the warming of the atmosphere to a 2-degree-Celsius rise in temperature is untrue, says Stanford climate scientist Chris Field.

Chris Field receives Max Planck Research Prize
Submitted on July 8, 2013

Field recognized for "significantly increasing our knowledge of how life on Earth responds to climate change and what reactions can be anticipated between the biosphere and the atmosphere".

Current U.S. tax code has minimal effect on CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions
Submitted on June 27, 2013

Committee including Assistant Prof. Noah Diffenbaugh says that tax policies targeting emissions directly could make substantial contribution to meeting climate change objectives