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New Stanford research shows that enormous lakes that existed in the western United States during the peak of the last Ice Age grew large due to a cooler climate and a reduced evaporation rate. The finding could help improve computer simulations of climate change.

June 5, 2014

The uplift of two mountain ranges in Central Asia beginning 30 million years ago expanded the Gobi Desert and set Central Asia on its path to extreme aridity, a Stanford study suggests.

December 9, 2013

Stanford researchers have uncovered a vital clue about the mechanism behind a type of earthquake that originates deep within the Earth and accounts for a quarter of all temblors worldwide, some of which are strong enough to pose a safety hazard.


December 9, 2013

Researchers calculate that intense heat like that in the summer of 2012 is up to four times more likely to occur now than in pre-industrial America.

September 5, 2013

... for a million years, caused the biggest mass extinction on Earth. ... Jonathan Payne, Department of Geologi

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... director of the Program on Food Security and the Environment and a professor of environmental Earth system

It is sponsored by Stanford's Geophysics department and the School of Earth Sciences. Jess McNally is an intern

... While the program is administered by the School of Earth Sciences, faculty from all seven schools at Stanfor

But Rob Dunbar, the W. M. Keck Professor in the School of Earth Sciencesand the Victoria P. and Roger W. Sant Di

More than three dozen postdocs are doing research in the School of Earth Sciences, and 10 scholars have postdoc

Earth's creatures come in all sizes, yet they (and we) all sprang from the same .... Jonathan Payne, Department