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Pac-12 Features Usua

Chevron and the Pac-12 conference recognize Usua Amanam, an Energy Resources Engineering master's degree student and former football player, for excelling on and off the field.

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No relief in sight for California drought

All signs point to California's record-breaking drought conditions extending into the fall months. The state's reservoir levels are still dropping rapidly, and will continue to do so for at least another 2-3 months, Daniel Swain writes.

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Earth's early life endured long asteroid bombardment

Early life on Earth contended with hundreds of millions of years of asteroid impacts, says Donald Lowe.

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Lightning Outbreak Forecasted for Bay Area

All of Northern California is at risk of increased lightning strikes and wildfires over the next 72 hours, writes Daniel Swain.

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Climate change may reduce corn, wheat crop yields

There is as much as a 10 percent chance the rate of corn yields will slow and a 5 percent probability for wheat because of human-caused climate change, said David Lobell.

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Climate change recorded in tiny sea snails

Larry Taylor, a research fellow with Prof. Jonathan Payne, argues in a recent OpEd that the shells of tiny sea snails are dissolving due to climate change, and people should pay more attention. In LA Times

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Top Highly Cited Researchers

Chris Field, Eric Lambin, David Lobell, and Rob Jackson are among the top 1% of scientists who are most highly cited over the past year, according to a new list by Thomson Reuters.

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Air quality to suffer with global warming

Study suggests effects of climate change will slow air circulation around the world. In Nature News

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Using satellites to ‘see’ groundwater levels amid drought

Rosemary Knight's team developed a way to measure the amount of groundwater in the Earth from readings taken hundreds of miles above the planet. On KPIX

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Obama taps second Earth Sciences professor for key appointment

President Obama nominated Rod Ewing as chair of the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board. Last fall, he nominated Lynn Orr to be Under Secretary for Science at the Department of Energy.

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Life clings to the ice

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.

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Next big California earthquake may be spread out over years

Greg Beroza says a "heroic amount of work" went into a new study that found that the Bay Area is somewhat more likely to get a series of serious quakes rather than one huge one. If that sounds like good news, it isn’t. Inside Science.

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El Niño 2014: Impacts for California

What is an El Niño? And what potential impact could it have for California? Daniel Swain explains. The California Weather Blog.

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Ancient asteroid boiled oceans, burned the sky, and shook Earth

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

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