Sally Benson has been appointed director of the Precourt Institute for Energy, a hub of energy research and education at Stanford University.
Greg Beroza was awarded the 2014 Beno Gutenberg Medal for his outstanding contributions to earthquake seismology. From European Geosciences Union.
Eric Dunham's group believes it has found a way to give victims a few more minutes to prepare for an impending tsunami. From Hemispheres Magazine.
A new study by Norm Sleep and Don Lowe reveals the power and scale of a cataclysmic asteroid strike on the Earth that happened 3.26 billion years ago.
Stanford scientists reconstructed the effects of an enormous 3.26-billion-year-old asteroid impact on Earth. From Wired.com.
Daniel Swain writes that despite recent storms, most of California is still below 50% of average for this time of year.
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.
Noah Diffenbaugh tells National Geographic that "In the U.S. we have seen acute effects of severe heat on corn, cotton, and soy yields."
David Lobell says the impacts of climate change "are already evident in many places in the world."
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Stanford Earth Sciences faculty made major contributions to the recent United Nations report on the state and fate of the world's climate.
Chris Field says that adapting to the realities of climate change is "just going to be something that great nations do."
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