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Stronger quakes could strike other segments of Nepal fault

Simon Klemperer says a fault in Nepal that has been building stress since 1505 is primed to rupture at any moment, triggering an earthquake even bigger than the one that devastated the country on April 25.

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California’s Catalina Island will sink into sea

New research by Chris Castillo suggests Catalina Island is sinking into the ocean and in a geologically short amount of time will dip beneath the waves.

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Weather underground

Stanford Earth alumni Katie Keranen and Justin Rubinstein are at the forefront of investigations of induced earthquakes in Oklahoma.

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'New normal’: Scientists predict less rain from here on out

Recent studies by Noah Diffenbaugh and Daniel Swain have linked California's current dry conditions to climate change, and suggest droughts will be much more common in the future. 

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Know your oil

Prof. Adam Brandt is co-author of the Global Oil-Climate Index that allows comparison of climate impacts associated with a broad range of oil resources such as heavy oils, oil sands and tight oil.  Brandt collaborated with colleagues from the Carnegie Endowment's Energy and Climate Program and the University of Calgary to develop the first-of-its-kind index.

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Tons of 'ugly' fruits and veggies thrown away

The million tons of fruits and vegetables that are tossed out globally each year because they don't meet cosmetic standards or conform to conventional shapes is a tremendous waste of resources, writes PhD student Anna Lee. 

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Science communication as a “responsibility”

Noah Diffenbaugh says that because his research group is federally funded, he feels a responsibility to communicate about his work with the public. As a citizen, he also feels a responsibility about contributing to the public dialogue about climate change.

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Major atmospheric river to soak NorCal later this week

As seems to have become the theme over the past few years, an intense precipitation event now appears likely to immediately follow an extraordinary dry spell across Northern California

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Young leaders changing the West

Daniel Swain was selected as one of 10 people under 30 who are shaping the future of the American West.

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Alumnus Owen Liu authors climate change book for kids

The illustrated book, titled "The Confounding Case of the Climate Crisis", is an adventure-meets-science novel that aims to entertain while educating children about the science of climate change.

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2015 could be tipping point on climate talks

Chris Field predicts 2015 could be be a big year for local, state, national, and international discussions about climate change solutions.

 

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Scientists track down serious methane leaks In natural gas wells

A new study that aims to pinpoint the source of natural gas leaks from wells looks solid and addresses a major problem associated with fracking, says Rob Jackson.

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Scientists debate causes of California drought

A new government report concludes that natural ocean variability, and not climate change, is responsible for California's ongoing drought. But Noah Diffenbaugh says the causes of the drought are "very complex, with multiple components."

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Reopen Barnett Shale water probe

Rob Jackson argues in a new op-ed that based on new findings from his team, the EPA should reopen its investigation into whether oil and gas drilling contaminated the water supplies of homeowners living atop the Barnett Shale in Texas.

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The cold hard truth about Chilean sea bass

The world's only true "wild" ocean is being exploited–and it proves devastating to marine species such as the Antarctic and Patagonian toothfishes, which are sold across the world under the name "Chilean sea bass", says Cassandra Brooks.

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How data is helping revolutionize agriculture

David Lobell is using data to help increase the efficiancy of growing staple crops such as wheat, rice, and corn.

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