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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

There is as much as a 10 percent chance the rate of corn yields will slow and a 5 percent probability for wheat because of human-caused climate change, said David Lobell.

July 25, 2014

Larry Taylor, a research fellow with Prof. Jonathan Payne, argues in a recent OpEd that the shells of tiny sea snails are dissolving due to climate change, and people should pay more attention. In LA Times

July 9, 2014

Rob Jackson argues in an op-ed that North Carolina should learn from Poland's failed investments in shale-gas exploration. In

July 2, 2014

In an editorial for the journal Science, Sally Benson discusses the obstacles hindering bioenergy and carbon capture and storage R&D, and offers suggestions for how to overcome them.

July 1, 2014

Chris Field, Eric Lambin, David Lobell, and Rob Jackson are among the top 1% of scientists who are most highly cited over the past year, according to a new list by Thomson Reuters.

June 30, 2014

Study suggests effects of climate change will slow air circulation around the world. In Nature News

June 23, 2014

Rosemary Knight's team developed a way to measure the amount of groundwater in the Earth from readings taken hundreds of miles above the planet. On KPIX

June 18, 2014

President Obama nominated Rod Ewing as chair of the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board. Last fall, he nominated Lynn Orr to be Under Secretary for Science at the Department of Energy.

June 18, 2014

View photos of a unique graduation celebration for two seniors in the Arctic.

June 13, 2014

Watch grad student Kate Lowry talk about the algae that cling to the bottom of the Arctic sea ice. Lowry is on a research cruise in the Chukchi Sea as part of the SUBICE project led by Kevin Arrigo, which is searching for massive phytoplankton blooms under the sea ice.

June 12, 2014