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A new study by PhD students Matthew Winnick and Jeremy Caves suggests that today's ice sheets may be more resilient to increased carbon dioxide levels than previously thought.

September 4, 2015

Stanford Earth scientist Scott Fendorf helped discover how trace amounts of arsenic were moving from sediments into groundwater aquifers in Southern California.

September 2, 2015

Study reveals mysterious pathogen in higher concentrations than thought in trailside ticks in the San Francisco Bay Area.

September 1, 2015
High school teacher Monica Sircar watches a model convection system in a bowl of water

Teachers return to school after Stanford Earth summer program trains educators to help the next generation know their science.

August 19, 2015
Interns looking at fossils

In a summer internship program, high school students worked with Stanford Earth faculty and graduate student mentors on active research projects.

August 14, 2015
Science magazine cover

The cover of this week's issue of Science features Tiziana Vanorio's research, which found similarities between fiber-reinforced rocks beneath Italy’s dormant Campi Flegrei supervolcano and Roman concrete.

August 13, 2015
ESA 100 years

Stanford Earth professors are among the authors honored in the ESA centennial issue.

August 12, 2015
Scientists on a zodiac in West Antarctic Peninsula

New Stanford Earth research reveals that large areas of open water in the Southern Ocean are benefiting phytoplankton blooms that help support the Antarctic food chain and mitigate the effects of climate change.

August 11, 2015

Stanford scientist's investigations show that drinking water sources may be threatened by thousands of shallow oil and gas wells mined with the controversial process of hydraulic fracturing. A new study suggests safeguards.

July 30, 2015

Chris Field will receive the 2015 Stephen H. Schneider award for the clear and compelling manner in which he has explained climate change science to the public. 

July 21, 2015
Congratulations to Kevin Arrigo, Marshall Burke, David Lobell, Rosemary Knight, and Roz Naylor, who have been awarded seed grants from the Stanford Woods Institute's Environmental Venture Projects.
July 10, 2015

The newly created Alumni Council will contribute to the design of alumni activities and advise on how best to engage alumni in the life of the school.

July 10, 2015
The Macellum of Pozzuoli

Research by Tiziana Vanorio finds that fiber-reinforced rocks beneath Italy’s dormant Campi Flegrei supervolcano are similar to a wonder-material used by the ancients to construct enduring structures such as the Pantheon, and may lead to improved building materials.

July 9, 2015

A Stanford alumnus and former faculty member, Bill Dickinson embraced the “new” science of plate tectonics and launched the modern approach to sedimentary basin analysis.

July 8, 2015

The communities of the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences and the Stanford Univeristy Libraries gathered last week to celebrate the Branner Earth Sciences Library & Map Collections, and the work and support offered by the team of outstanding librarians over the past century.

June 19, 2015

A new Stanford study finds that the recent spike in triggered earthquakes in Oklahoma is primarily due to the injection of wastewater produced during oil production.

June 18, 2015

A new study by Marshall Burke finds that bad weather in sub-Saharan Africa increases the spread of HIV. 

June 18, 2015

What if we could see through the crust of the earth to locate and measure precious groundwater? It’s no longer necessary to do “exploratory surgery” on the earth, says Rosemary Knight, whose team uses satellites to track fresh water.

June 17, 2015
InSAR image seen through a water drop

New imaging tools developed by Stanford Earth scientists could soon inform more proactive strategies for groundwater management.

June 9, 2015
Geothermal plant

The search is on for alternative fuel sources that can help meet the growing needs of society for energy, but with low emissions of carbon and other pollutants. At Stanford, some of the technology and know-how that has long helped optimize fossil fuel resources with a minimum of negative impacts is also advancing the development of low- and no-carbon fuels.

June 8, 2015
Ship grounded after tsunami

The combined expertise of Stanford Earth geophysicists has recently moved the scientific community closer than ever to understanding and predicting the behavior of tsunamis and earthquakes.

June 8, 2015

Scientists are encouraged to challenge established notions and past assumptions, but sometimes it pays to question the tools of science themselves.

June 8, 2015

Stanford Earth researchers have devised a technique that transforms the tiny tremors generated by the everyday hustle and bustle of city life into a tool for probing the subsurface of Earth. 

May 28, 2015

Julie Kennedy has won the 2015 Student Affairs Faculty Award for Outstanding Service for her "pioneering, authentic and ongoing contributions" to helping Stanford students become healthy and engaged citizens.

May 28, 2015


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