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A new study by Norm Sleep and Don Lowe reveals the power and scale of a cataclysmic asteroid strike on the Earth that happened 3.26 billion years ago.

April 14, 2014

Stanford scientists reconstructed the effects of an enormous 3.26-billion-year-old asteroid impact on Earth. From Wired.com.

April 9, 2014

Daniel Swain writes that despite recent storms, most of California is still below 50% of average for this time of year.

April 7, 2014

A new model for solar farms that “colocates” crops and solar panels could result in the harvesting of valuable biofuel crops in addition to solar energy.

April 7, 2014

Published three times a year, Earth Matters features news about Earth Sciences research, teaching, faculty, students and alumni. Enjoy!

April 1, 2014

Noah Diffenbaugh tells National Geographic that "In the U.S. we have seen acute effects of severe heat on corn, cotton, and soy yields."

April 1, 2014

David Lobell says the impacts of climate change "are already evident in many places in the world."

April 1, 2014

Stanford Earth Sciences faculty made major contributions to the recent United Nations report on the state and fate of the world's climate.

March 31, 2014

Chris Field says that adapting to the realities of climate change is "just going to be something that great nations do."

March 31, 2014

Why did the ancestors of clams and oysters flourish after one of the worst mass extinctions in Earth’s history while another class of shelled creatures, the brachiopods, sharply decline? A new study that uses fossils to calculate the food intake of both groups seeks to answer that question.

March 25, 2014

E-IPER's Michael Ovidia writes about how owning less made him happier and depending on others made him more social.

March 24, 2014

Robert Jackson says the old, decaying cast-iron pipes that transport natural gas beneath many cities are disasters waiting to happen.

March 24, 2014

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