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It's still 2014 but Geophysics Professor Mark Zoback can look forward to being honored in the New Year with the Robert R. Berg Outstanding Research Award.  The  American Association of Petroleum Geologists is recognizing Zoback's contributions to the field of reservoir geomechanics.

September 22, 2014

A new study led by Rob Jackson finds that rising supplies of natural gas could benefit the environment by replacing coal as a fuel for electricity, but hydraulic fracturing poses dangers for people living near the wells.

September 12, 2014

Earth Systems alumnus Dan Karp is the co-lead author of a new study in Costa Rica that revealed that habitat destruction significantly reduces the incidence of evolutionarily distinct species.

September 12, 2014

Earth Sciences professors Kevin Boyce and David Lobell discuss the unexpected benefits of winning 2013 MacArthur Fellowships.

September 11, 2014

Peter Vitousek and colleagues in China have shown in a new Nature study that Chinese farming practices could be designed to simultaneously improve yields and substantially reduce environmental damages.

September 8, 2014

Geophysics Assistant Professor Tiziana Vanorio will receive the 2014 Innovative Teaching Award in late October from the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

September 4, 2014

Large earthquakes occurred much more frequently in the Bay Area during the 19th century, says Stanford geophysicist Greg Beroza. Last weekend's magnitude 6.0 quake in Napa was a reminder to stay ready for something bigger.

August 29, 2014

The Summer Undergraduate Research in Geoscience and Engineering (SURGE) program brings students from smaller colleges, minority serving institutions, or underserved backgrounds to Stanford for a summer of Earth science research.

August 22, 2014

Geophysics professor Eric Dunham, the 2014 winner for Excellence in Teaching in the School of Earth Sciences, sits down for an audio interview to discuss his approach to teaching, the source of his infectious enthusiasm for mathematics and physics, and why students rave about his unusual oral midterms.

July 30, 2014

A new way of determining the hydrogen content in mantle rocks could lead to improved estimates of Earth’s interior water and a better understanding of our planet’s early evolution.

July 28, 2014

Chris Field will receive the Roger Revelle Medal, while the biennial Charles A. Whitten Medal will be presented to Paul Segall.

July 24, 2014

In a recent TEDx talk, Margot Gerritsen reveals the beauty that is inherent in the mathematical equations that scientists and engineers use to model everything from ocean tides and blood flow in the heart to internet search engine results and connections in the brain.

July 23, 2014

Earth Sciences Dean Pamela Matson was appointed to the board of the new Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, created by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

July 23, 2014

With school out for high schools across the Bay Area, students turn toward Stanford labs, including those in the School of Earth Sciences, to find internships. 

July 23, 2014

California experienced its record warmest winter in 2013-2014, and is currently experiencing its warmest year on record to date, writes Daniel Swain in an update about the state's ongoing drought, which he calls "a tale of exceptional dryness and record warmth."

July 21, 2014

The latest edition of the School of Earth Sciences e-newsletter features stories about research advances, as well as updates on the school's faculty, students and alumni.

July 18, 2014

Mom’s understated observation that her sports-minded teen was “very curious and not bad at math” led Jef Caers to a career in academic energy resources engineering. 

July 14, 2014

Eitan Shelef and George Hilley developed powerful mathematical tools to extract three-dimensional information about Earth's evolving landscape from two-dimensional images, with possible applications to channel on Mars and the human circulatory system.

July 8, 2014

In Prof. Scott Fendorf's perennially popular Science of Soils class, students get their hands dirty while learning about the essential properties of soil for life on Earth.  

July 8, 2014

Roz Naylor and Eric Lambin argue in Nature Climate Change that that immediate global action to address the root cause of climate change is a better and safer alternative to geoengineering.

July 4, 2014

NASA's new Orbiting Carbon Observatory satellite will make the most precise and accurate measurements of atmospheric CO2 concentrations from space that scientists have ever had, said Anna Michalak, who has been involved in the project for over a decade.

July 3, 2014

Adam Brandt's work on developing ways to reduce energy consumption and contamination of drinking water supplies from amine-based CO2 capture techniques is one of several projects that received funding this year from the Environmental Venture Projects seed grant program of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment.

July 3, 2014

Bright spots in a large lake on Titan suggest that Saturn's largest moon supports processes similar to Earth's water cycle, says Howard Zebker.

June 27, 2014

2014 PhD recipients are well positioned to tackle the most pressing energy issues facing their generation, from carbon capture and storage to shale gas and providing power to India’s growing population.

June 27, 2014

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