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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

Earth Systems alumna Laure Katz dives deep to help develop marine protection programs for Conservation International.

September 30, 2014

A new study coauthored by Rob Jackson cast doubt on the claim that hydraulic fracturing is causing drinking water to be contaminated by methane. "In about half the cases we believe the contamination came from poor cementing and in the other half it came from well casings that leaked," Jackson said.

September 15, 2014

Chevron and the Pac-12 conference recognize Usua Amanam, an Energy Resources Engineering master's degree student and former football player, for excelling on and off the field.

September 11, 2014

All signs point to California's record-breaking drought conditions extending into the fall months. The state's reservoir levels are still dropping rapidly, and will continue to do so for at least another 2-3 months, Daniel Swain writes.

September 4, 2014

Early life on Earth contended with hundreds of millions of years of asteroid impacts, says Donald Lowe.

August 18, 2014

All of Northern California is at risk of increased lightning strikes and wildfires over the next 72 hours, writes Daniel Swain.

August 11, 2014

The geothermal energy industry is growing, but the high cost of drilling is still a major obstacle, says School of Earth Sciences senior researcher Kewen Li.

July 25, 2014