Stanford’s Page Chamberlain received the first Senckenberg Prize for Nature Research for his innovative work in Earth system dynamics, including advancing the understanding of the carbon cycle and climate and precipitation patterns over millions of years.
A new government report concludes that natural ocean variability, and not climate change, is responsible for California's ongoing drought. But Noah Diffenbaugh says the causes of the drought are "very complex, with multiple components."
Rob Jackson argues in a new op-ed that based on new findings from his team, the EPA should reopen its investigation into whether oil and gas drilling contaminated the water supplies of homeowners living atop the Barnett Shale in Texas.
The world's only true "wild" ocean is being exploited–and it proves devastating to marine species such as the Antarctic and Patagonian toothfishes, which are sold across the world under the name "Chilean sea bass", says Cassandra Brooks.
Kevin Arrigo studies some of the teeny tiniest organisms on the planet -- microscopic plants called Phytoplankton. To get at what makes these itty bitties tick he climbs aboard giant ice-breaking ships and heads out to the planet’s icy North and South where they are the most active.