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Scientists figured out a way to use ocean waves to simulate the ground motion that occurs in real earthquakes, and they’ve confirmed that Los Angeles is particularly vulnerable to a large quake along the southern San Andreas Fault.

January 24, 2014

Stanford scientists have developed a new "virtual earthquake" technique and used it to confirm a prediction that Los Angeles would experience stronger-than-expected ground motion if a major quake occurred along the southern San Andreas Fault.

January 23, 2014

Robert Jackson and his team discovered 5,893 methane gas leaks beneath the nation's capital.

January 17, 2014

Fishing vessels that follow icebreakers into the Antarctic sea ice run the risk of getting stuck, writes Cassandra Brooks.

January 13, 2014

A new study confirms a prediction made by Paul Segall that measurements of ground movement near a volcano vary with eruption rate. 

January 13, 2014

Based in Spain, the BBVA Foundation selected Prof. Chris Field to receive its Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Climate Change

January 10, 2014

Four Earth Sciences PhD students aim to build an experiential sustainability learning center in Alaska.

January 9, 2014

Grad student Daniel Swain explains the role of a persistent mass of warm air over the north Pacific Ocean, which he's dubbed the "ridiculously resilient ridge", in California's extreme dry spell.

January 9, 2014

Earth Sciences researchers in Antarctica ring in the New Year with a message for the Michigan State Spartans, who will play Stanford in the 100th Rose Bowl Game on January 1.

December 31, 2013

The journal Nature chose Chris Field as one of five people to watch in 2014 for his work on the upcoming IPCC report on climate change.

December 19, 2013

Powerful software developed by the Carnegie Institution for Science is now available at no cost to people who complete a training course hosted by Stanford Online.

December 17, 2013

Stanford scientists are studying a nearby abandoned mine for insights on transforming carbon dioxide gas into a solid mineral that can be permanently stored underground. Kate Maher talks about the research.

December 12, 2013


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