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Applications for most of our Master's and PhD programs are coming soon, as early as December 3 and as late as December 17. For an overview of Earth Sciences graduate degree programs, link to the headline above.

November 27, 2013

A new analysis of U.S. methane emissions indicates that previous studies underestimated emissions from human activity, particularly cattle farming and fossil fuel production. The work could provide a baseline for establishing new regulations of the powerful greenhouse gas.

November 26, 2013

In the School of Earth Sciences fall quarter Distinguished Lecture, Prof. George Hilley will explain how the Santa Cruz Mountains formed, the impact they have on our local quality of life and the “invisible” seismic risk they pose.The event starts at 4:15 p.m. in the Mackenzie Room in the Huang Engineering Center.  It is open to the public.

November 18, 2013

President Obama will nominate Prof. Orr to oversee energy and science research programs.

November 15, 2013

The Earth Sciences Distinguished Lecture Series presents "A Beautiful, Hazardous Haven: The Shaping of the Santa Cruz Mountains" by Prof. George Hilley
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 4:15 PM
Huang Engineering Center - Mackenzie Room
Reception to follow

November 13, 2013

New finding indicates that rare earth elements used in technologies from smartphones to wind turbines may exist in previously unexplored locations where mountains were built by collisions rather than where continental plates separated. 

November 5, 2013

Energy Resources Engineering consulting professor Richard Sears (MS Geophysics, 1976) helped coauthor a new National Academies report that recommends the U.S. Department of the Interior create an independent institute to evaluate and develop new technologies for offshore oil and gas operations.

October 29, 2013

A crowd of 50,000 football fans cheered for professors David Lobell (left) and Kevin Boyce to honor their recent MacArthur Fellowships. Toby and Kai Lobell joined in the festivities. Stanford went on to defeat UCLA 27-10.

October 21, 2013

Our new e-newsletter features discoveries and developments from the School of Earth Sciences. Enjoy the inaugural Earth Matters and subscribe to receive issues three times a year.

October 17, 2013

A relatively new, hybrid academic discipline, geobiology is a concentrated effort a to understand the co-evolution of Earth, life and the interaction of different life forms with Earth materials. New technologies such as gene sequencing and mass spectrometry have helped drive growth in the field in the past two decades. The addition of Kevin Boyce and Paula Welander strengthens Stanford’s presence in the field.

October 10, 2013

Managing the best, the brightest, the creative and the quirky.

October 9, 2013

Paula Welander received a PhD in microbiology, and worked with Earth scientists – organic geochemists, to be precise – as a postdoc at MIT when they needed her expertise. Recognizing the power of interdisciplinary research, she joined the Stanford Earth Sciences faculty earlier this year as part of the growing geobiology program.

October 9, 2013

Wendy Mao and colleagues recreated the intense pressures and temperatures found deep within the Earth, resulting in a discovery that complicates theories of how the planet and its core were formed.

October 7, 2013

Discoveries abound in hands-on summer program

September 27, 2013

Cited for establishing links between ancient plant remains and present day ecosystems.

September 26, 2013

Selected for research on the impact of climate change on crop production and food security

September 26, 2013

Earth Sciences professors each to receive $625,000 unrestricted "genius" grants.

September 25, 2013

Severe thunderstorms, often exhibiting destructive rainfall, hail and tornadoes, are one of the primary causes of catastrophic losses in the United States. New climate models suggest a robust increase in these types of storms across the country.

September 23, 2013

Earth Sciences grad students and faculty are wrapping up a three-week  "Sophomore College" class that examined the interaction between people and the precious natural environment  in and around Sitka, Alaska, shown here at a fish hatchery.

September 20, 2013

Summer at Stanford piques undergrad interest in graduate school

September 11, 2013

Stanford researchers calculate amount of fuel and electricity required to build and operate battery storage systems

September 9, 2013

Source of deep well contamination discovered

August 9, 2013

Rosemary Knight testified before the California Assembly's Select Committee on Sea Level Rise and the California Economy

August 2, 2013

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