A new study by Roz Naylor and postdoctoral scholar Ling Cao offers the clearest picture to date of China’s enormous impact on wild fisheries. The study also presents a more sustainable alternative to the current practice of using wild-caught fish to feed farm-raised fish.
PhD geoscientist Miles Traer is capturing the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting by cartooning about talks, posters and more. Multimedia producer for the School of Earth Sciences, Traer is partnering with AGU on the project.
The fault responsible for the 9.0 magnitude Tohoku earthquake had been relieving stress at a gradually accelerating rate for years before the 2011 quake, according to findings from Prof. Paul Segall's research group.
Adam Brandt received a sustainable energy award to conduct an economic assessment on energy systems that use multiple feedstocks. The award was one of eight seed grants totaling about $1.5 million distributed by Stanford's Precourt Institute, Precourt Energy Efficiency Center and TomKat Center.
Stanford’s Page Chamberlain received the first Senckenberg Prize for Nature Research for his innovative work in Earth system dynamics, including advancing the understanding of the carbon cycle and climate and precipitation patterns over millions of years.
Daniel Swain says the upcoming rainstorms this week – among the largest in recent years – will provide a short-term respite to California's drought, by far the state's most intense drought in the historical record. The rain will be good for ecosystems, salmon runs and reservoirs.
A new government report concludes that natural ocean variability, and not climate change, is responsible for California's ongoing drought. But Noah Diffenbaugh says the causes of the drought are "very complex, with multiple components."
Rob Jackson argues in a new op-ed that based on new findings from his team, the EPA should reopen its investigation into whether oil and gas drilling contaminated the water supplies of homeowners living atop the Barnett Shale in Texas.
The world's only true "wild" ocean is being exploited–and it proves devastating to marine species such as the Antarctic and Patagonian toothfishes, which are sold across the world under the name "Chilean sea bass", says Cassandra Brooks.
Sensory Earth tells multimedia stories about how geoscientists use advanced technologies in creative ways to improve our sensory perceptions. From stunning radar images to sounds of screaming volcanoes, we learn more about the planet when more of our senses are engaged. Come explore our strange and wonderful world.
Geophysicists Jessica Reeves, Rosemary Knight, and Howard Zebker use satellite radar technology to view water buried hundreds of feet underground from hundreds of miles above, with guest appearences by Arthur C. Clarke and Cruella de Vil.
The best way to learn science is to actually do it. Students in the School of Earth Science's Wrigley Field Program in Hawaii spend the quarter measuring vegetation, coral reefs and volcanoes to understand the dynamics of one of the planet's most interesting ecosystems.
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.