These stories offer a glimpse of the many ways in which faculty and students are addressing some of today's greatest challenges in the Earth and environmental sciences.
Stanford Earth scientists lend geophysical support to a theory of life's origins – but show that, if it's accurate, the first organisms could only have arisen during one brief stretch of geological time, long ago.
The Organic Geochemistry Division of the Geochemical Society has awarded the 2011 Alfred Treibs Medal to J. Michael Moldowan of Stanford University. The award will be presented at the 2011 IMOG meeting in Interlaken, Switzerland.
A project to drill a 10-kilometre-deep hole in China will provide the best view yet of the turbulent Cretaceous period. Jane Qiu reports.
Meng He selected as the recipient of the 2010 H. Victor Church Memorial Award at the Pacific Section AAPG annual meeting.
The H. Victor Church Memorial Award is given by the Pacific Section AAPG in recognition of the best poster presented at the annual Pacific Section meeting. The award was established to build a lasting memorial to the technical prowess of H. Victor Church.