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Humans versus Earth: the quest to define the Anthropocene

“We hope to create a real ‘motion picture’ of the Bay Area over the last century to millennium,” says Liz Hadly on an investigation into a potential new epoch of geological time.

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Forum explores motivating different people about climate change

Negative framing of climate change “can be effective in terms of making people aware of the risk, but it’s not necessarily effective in terms of motivating change,” Gabrielle Wong-Parodi said in a July 31 panel.

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Californians' concerns about worsening wildfires at record high

“It seems...that Californians strongly recognize that climate change is not just about what’s happening to the average thermostat on planet Earth, but it’s really something [that] is driving up across complex hazards,” Katharine Mach says.

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Wastewater injection can make faults twice as likely to fail, quake study says

Mark Zoback and Jens‐Erik Lund Snee find that wastewater injection from oil and gas operations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area makes faults much more likely to slip.

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The risk of conflict rises as the world heats up

Marshall Burke, assistant professor of Earth system science, explains how climate change may influence civil conflicts.

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When will California become too hot to grow wine grapes?

“The growing environment is likely to be different 30 years from now in different regions,” says Noah Diffenbaugh. “But it’s an open question how growers and vintners respond to that.”

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East Bay quakes caused by shift in Greenville fault

According to geophysics professor Bill Ellsworth, recent Bay Area earthquakes are on the same fault that caused a 5.8 earthquake in Livermore in the 1980s.

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Forum explores Apollo 11’s legacy and what’s next

"The general public knows a lot about the actual Moon landing but not much more about its scientific importance," professor Sonia Tikoo-Schantz says in the context of how the Apollo 11 mission has shaped our understanding of the Moon and Earth.

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Bay Area likely to see more 100+ degree days in coming years, new study finds

“The main theme from the study is that we should avoid warming on the high end and do everything possible to meet the targets of the Paris Climate Agreement,” says Chris Field.

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Recent earthquakes could mark end of California ‘earthquake drought,’ professors say

Geophysicists Greg Beroza, Bill Ellsworth and  Simon Klemperer comment on recent earthquakes. “We expect more earthquakes in the next 20 years than in the past 20 years,” Klemperer says.

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Crunching the numbers is key to corporate sustainability

“To guarantee 100 percent emissions reductions from renewable energy, power consumption needs to be matched with renewable generation on an hourly basis,” Sally Benson says.

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The mystery of unexplained earthquakes

“This fault was what we call critically stressed – only a small change in conditions could cause that fault to move, which is ultimately what happened,” says Bill Ellsworth in the context of the 2017 Pohang earthquake.

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The California coast is disappearing under the rising sea. Our choices are grim

The fear of political suicide should not paralyze those in power from studying the how, where and why of managed retreat, says Katharine Mach.

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Energy producers join hunt for ‘cleaner barrels’

Research by Adam Brandt that found the carbon intensity of oil production per barrel or equivalent varied widely by source countries is cited in an article about the future of oil and gas production.

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Two earthquakes shook southern California this week

Geophysicist Greg Beroza comments on what scientists are speculating could be shifts in the Earth’s crust due to large amounts of melting ice.

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Stop building a spaceship to Mars and just plant some damn trees

Rob Jackson offers his perspective on recent research: “I get uneasy when we start talking about managing billions of extra acres of land, with one goal in mind: to store carbon.”

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