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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. 

December 12, 2014

A new study that aims to pinpoint the source of natural gas leaks from wells looks solid and addresses a major problem associated with fracking, says Rob Jackson.

December 10, 2014

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."

December 9, 2014

Chris Field, Rob Jackson, and Michael Mastrandrea contributed to the new four-part iBooks Textbook series, Clue into Climate, which can be downloaded for free on iPad.

December 5, 2014

Lynn Orr has been confirmed by the Senate as the Under Secretary for Science and Energy at the Department of Energy.

December 4, 2014

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.

December 3, 2014

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.

November 24, 2014

David Lobell is using data to help increase the efficiancy of growing staple crops such as wheat, rice, and corn.

November 20, 2014

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.

November 5, 2014

Coffee is one of several foods that could be impacted by the effects of a warming world, David Lobell says.

October 30, 2014

The Hayward Fault is one of a several faults underlying urban areas in the San Francisco Bay Area that could result in major quakes if it were to rupture, said Greg Beroza.

October 15, 2014

The answer is "yes" according to Mary Lou Zoback, consulting professor of geophysics.  She calls the San Francisco Bay Area "an epicenter of resilience."

October 13, 2014

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