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April 16, 2014

Despite recent rains, California still in drought

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

April 16, 2014

America's old pipes increase gas-leak risk

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

April 16, 2014

Growing crops on photovoltaic solar farms is a ‘win-win’ situation

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.

April 4, 2014

Meet Silicon Valley's Women of Influence 2014: Dean Pamela Matson

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



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Upcoming Events

Apr 29

2014 Birdsall Dreiss Lecture Featuring Lawrence Band

3:30 PM - Geo Corner - Bldg. 320, Room 220
Department of Environmental Earth System Science, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Apr 30

EESS Spring Seminar Series, Dr. Lawrence Band, 2014 Birdsall-Dreiss Lecturer, Department of Geography, University of North Carolina

12:00 PM - Y2E2, Room 111 - Light refreshments at 11:50am
Department of Environmental Earth System Science
May 6

Carnegie Institution for Science Department of Global Ecology Seminar

3:30 PM - Carnegie Institution Seminar Room, 260 Panama St.
Carnegie Institution for Science - Department of Global Ecology
May 7

EESS Spring Seminar Series, Steve Davis, Assistant Professor, Earth System Science, University of California, Irvine

12:00 PM - Y2E2, Room 111 - Light refreshments at 11:50am
Department of Environmental Earth System Science
May 14

EESS Spring Seminar Series, Dan Richter, Professor, Nicholas School of the Environment & Earth Sciences, Duke University

12:00 PM - Y2E2, Room 111 - Light refreshments at 11:50am
Department of Environmental Earth System Science

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Graduate Student Adventures

Photo of Hari Mix

Hey everyone from middle of nowhere Tajikistan. Whatever it is I've been doing is a combination of mostly suffering and some science as well. I'm collecting rock samples for high altitude microbial life for Dragos Zaharescu at the University of Arizona and Biosphere 2 through a nonprofit called Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation. It looks like I've collected samples from a few thousand meters higher than ever before on Lenin Peak.