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This year's El Niño might be one of the strongest on record. Stanford Earth PhD candidate Daniel Swain discusses what to expect in California.

August 21, 2015

We can't journey to the center of the Earth, but that hasn't stopped us finding out what is down there. Associate Prof. Wendy Mao provides her perspective on studying Earth's interior.

August 17, 2015

The private library of Stanford's first geology professor, John Casper Branner, was the foundation on which the Branner Earth Sciences Library & Map Collections was built. Branner, Stanford's second president, kept his collection in the Geology Corner, and loaned materials to students, faculty, alumni and all scientists. A case of memorabilia is on display at the library through September.

August 17, 2015
Worldview interviewed David Lobell, the Deputy Director of the Center on Food Security and the Environment at Stanford, about how to reduce the risks raised by homogenous crops and increase resilience in our agricultural system.
August 12, 2015

Stanford Earth's Marshall Burke and Ken Caldeira discuss what is at stake with a changing climate, from rising human conflict to global political tensions that might arise from radical solutions.

August 11, 2015

Rob Jackson comments on troubling new findings that drought can have lasting "legacy" effects on trees that linger long after water shortages are over.

August 3, 2015

Sumeet Trehan has been selected as a Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Star Fellow.  The Star Fellowship is awarded to eight students across North America pursuing degrees related to the oil and gas industry.

August 3, 2015
E-IPER graduate student Gregory Bratman found that volunteers who walked briefly through a lush, green portion of the Stanford campus were more attentive and happier afterward.
July 24, 2015
This week's episode of Generation Anthropocene goes on a deep dive into some of the planet's more mysterious water sources.
July 14, 2015
The Generation Anthropocene podcast brings you stories from the front lines of Earth science, history and philosophy.
July 8, 2015

Tony Kovscek has been appointed to the Keleen and Carlton Beal Professorship. This honor is much deserved--previous holders of the Beal Professorship are Lynn Orr and Hank Ramey.

July 7, 2015

A new study by E-IPER graduate student Gregory Bratman finds that walking in nature yields measurable mental benefits and may reduce risk of depression.

July 7, 2015