U.S. corn yields are growing more sensitive to heat and drought, according to research by environmental scientist David Lobell. Farmers are faced with difficult tradeoffs in adapting to a changing climate in which unfavorable weather will become more common.
Climate change could strengthen African easterly waves, which could in turn have consequences for rainfall in the Sahel region of northern Africa, formation of Atlantic hurricanes and dust transport across the Atlantic Ocean.
Stanford geophysicist Rosemary Knight is employing novel surface
technology to study intrusion of saltwater into freshwater aquifers along the
Monterey and Santa Cruz county coasts. She is available for media interviews on
A review of more than 200 earlier studies confirms that U.S. emissions of methane are considerably higher than official estimates. Leaks from the nation's natural gas system are an important part of the problem.
A new study confirms a prediction made by Paul Segall that measurements of ground movement near a volcano vary with eruption rate. These measurements can be used to probe the properties of the magma chamber deep in the earth's crust, and potentially lead to better forecasts of future behavior.