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Sally Benson thinks that if done the right way, the United States can achieve its goal of reducing its dependence on greenhouse gas emitting energy sources by 80 percent.

December 3, 2013

How humans affect and are affected by the environment is a key driver in the research of Pam Matson, dean of the School of Earth Sciences and vice-chair of the World Wildlife Fund.

December 2, 2013

Norm Sleep says a new computer model that allows scientists to investigate the role that life played in the evolution of the Earth is scientifically accurate.

November 26, 2013

Sally Benson and Chris Field weigh in with other experts on why the U.S. should slash its own emissions when China and India aren't willing to.

November 26, 2013

School of Earth Sciences researchers en route to Antarctica aboard the NSF vessel N.B. Palmer sent an urgent dispatch to the Stanford football team.

November 22, 2013

Stanford professor David Lobell, a colleague from Columbia University, and farmers from Kansas and North Dakota examine the northward movement of U.S. crop production, an impact of climate change.

November 20, 2013

A majority in every state polled wants limits on green house gas emissions, believes U.S. should take action on global warming, according to data from surveys analyzed by Prof. Jon Krosnick.

November 15, 2013

David Lobell is using elaborate statistical techniques to reveal a detailed picture of the effects of heat on crop yields. His work suggests that rising heat stress in some major growing areas is already putting a drag on production — and raises the possibility of much more serious effects as global warming continues.

November 14, 2013

E-IPER PhD candidate Jeremy Carl provided perspective on the usefulness of a new climate change pact signed by the governors of California, Oregon and Washington, along with the premier of British Columbia.

October 29, 2013

Environmental Earth System Science PhD candidate Mike Osborne was sponsored by AGU as a AAAS Mass Media Fellow over the summer, during which time he worked as a science journalist for KQED public radio for 10 weeks. Osborne reported on everything from the physics of sailing to a threatened owl species.

October 24, 2013

Experiments on samples of iron and rock held at immense pressures have led to new ideas of how Earth's core formed.

October 21, 2013

MacArthur recipient Kevin Boyce describes his research on ancient plants and what they tell us about the present and future of natural life.

September 30, 2013