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No more fire in the kitchen: Cities are banning natural gas in homes to save the planet

“Every house, every high-rise that’s built with gas, may be in place for decades. We’re establishing infrastructure that may be in place for 50 years,” says Rob Jackson.  

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How do submarine and terrestrial canyons compare?

As detailed in a new study published in Geology, Stephen Dobbs and his collaborators used open-source multibeam sonar data, along with topographic data, to compare land and underwater canyons. 

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Opinion: A Scary Year for Climate Change

Rob Jackson says total global carbon dioxide emissions are rising again in 2019, and other scientists’ warnings about climate change have intensified over the past 12 months. Will world leaders finally listen?

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NSF shakes up its earthquake research

NSF is forcing competition while mandating that a single contractor manage its two large facilities for studying Earth’s shape and vibration. This comes as a surprise, “but it’s not dire news. In a way, I kind of welcome it,” says Greg Beroza.

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AP fact check: Trump’s twisted reality on guns, environment

Rob Jackson speaks on the various carbon emission goals set by the U.S., Britain, and the European Union.

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Geophysicist Bill Ellsworth on future earthquakes & looking back at Loma Prieta

“They may be seismically silent, but we know they’re out there,” Bill Ellsworth tells KGO 810 radio about faults in the Bay Area.

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How Loma Prieta changed earthquake science

"Loma Prieta was in many ways a transformative earthquake," says Bill Ellsworth about the 1989 magnitude 6.9 quake that originated in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

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'Stormquakes': Hurricanes and earthquakes can create hybrid natural disaster, study finds

Lucia Gualtieri, an assistant professor of geophysics, speaks about the value of a new study on the combination of two frightening natural phenomena.

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Flooded bullet trains show Japan’s risks from disasters

Chris Field discusses the growing risk of typhoons and the need for disaster preparedness in a changing climate.

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California’s climate dystopia comes true

Earth system science assistant professor Gabrielle Wong-Parodi speaks about the impacts of PG&E's power shutoff.

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Digital agriculture: Making the most of machine learning on farm

Marshall Burke, co-founder of AtlasAI, explains how they use "cutting edge AI and satellite data to provide granular, accurate, and scalable data on agricultural outcomes across the continent.”

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Microbes help solve a central mystery of ancient ocean temperatures

Paula Welander led a research team that studied archaea with the goal of understanding past global temperatures and Earth system dynamics.

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Q&A: What is the U.N. climate change summit?

The expanding reach of youth activism is another reason to remain optimistic about climate change, says Rob Jackson.

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