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A new way of determining the hydrogen content in mantle rocks could lead to improved estimates of Earth’s interior water and a better understanding of our planet’s early evolution.

July 28, 2014

Chris Field will receive the Roger Revelle Medal, while the biennial Charles A. Whitten Medal will be presented to Paul Segall.

July 24, 2014

With school out for high schools across the Bay Area, students turn toward Stanford labs, including those in the School of Earth Sciences, to find internships. 

July 23, 2014

In a recent TEDx talk, Margot Gerritsen reveals the beauty that is inherent in the mathematical equations that scientists and engineers use to model everything from ocean tides and blood flow in the heart to internet search engine results and connections in the brain.

July 23, 2014

Earth Sciences Dean Pamela Matson was appointed to the board of the new Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, created by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

July 23, 2014

California experienced its record warmest winter in 2013-2014, and is currently experiencing its warmest year on record to date, writes Daniel Swain in an update about the state's ongoing drought, which he calls "a tale of exceptional dryness and record warmth."

July 21, 2014

The latest edition of the School of Earth Sciences e-newsletter features stories about research advances, as well as updates on the school's faculty, students and alumni.

July 18, 2014

Mom’s understated observation that her sports-minded teen was “very curious and not bad at math” led Jef Caers to a career in academic energy resources engineering. 

July 14, 2014

In Prof. Scott Fendorf's perennially popular Science of Soils class, students get their hands dirty while learning about the essential properties of soil for life on Earth.  

July 8, 2014

Eitan Shelef and George Hilley developed powerful mathematical tools to extract three-dimensional information about Earth's evolving landscape from two-dimensional images, with possible applications to channel on Mars and the human circulatory system.

July 8, 2014

Roz Naylor and Eric Lambin argue in Nature Climate Change that that immediate global action to address the root cause of climate change is a better and safer alternative to geoengineering.

July 4, 2014

NASA's new Orbiting Carbon Observatory satellite will make the most precise and accurate measurements of atmospheric CO2 concentrations from space that scientists have ever had, said Anna Michalak, who has been involved in the project for over a decade.

July 3, 2014

Adam Brandt's work on developing ways to reduce energy consumption and contamination of drinking water supplies from amine-based CO2 capture techniques is one of several projects that received funding this year from the Environmental Venture Projects seed grant program of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment.

July 3, 2014

Bright spots in a large lake on Titan suggest that Saturn's largest moon supports processes similar to Earth's water cycle, says Howard Zebker.

June 27, 2014

2014 PhD recipients are well positioned to tackle the most pressing energy issues facing their generation, from carbon capture and storage to shale gas and providing power to India’s growing population.

June 27, 2014

It takes energy to make energy, whether it's renewable or a fossil fuel. Net energy analysis gauges the sustainability of energy technologies over time.

June 26, 2014

Computer simulations suggest climate change could lead to increased and prolonged air stagnation events in several regions of the world. These pockets of still air could contribute to hazardous air quality and impact human health.

June 23, 2014

The Eni Prize is aimed at promoting more efficient and sustainable energy sources, as well as inspiring future generations of researchers

June 20, 2014

Stanford Earth scientists prove that satellite-collected data can accurately measure aquifer levels, a finding with potentially huge implications for management of precious global water sources.

June 18, 2014

Earth Sciences graduates are equipped to address major 21st century challenges, and, unlike prior generations, understand and deal with complex interconnections such as those among access to energy, water availability and food production.  

June 17, 2014

Two graduating seniors on an Arctic research mission missed Stanford’s commencement, so Prof. Kevin Arrigo, the crew and staff honored them aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy.

June 13, 2014

Modern cultures and technologies have crept into the most isolated communities in the world. Stanford scientists have developed software to better understand how outside forces can affect the sustainability of indigenous peoples.

June 13, 2014

Watch grad student Kate Lowry talk about the algae that cling to the bottom of the Arctic sea ice. Lowry is on a research cruise in the Chukchi Sea as part of the SUBICE project led by Kevin Arrigo, which is searching for massive phytoplankton blooms under the sea ice.

June 12, 2014

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

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