Earth and Environment News

08/27/2015 09:26:22
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
A new solar fuel generation system, or artificial leaf, developed by researchers at JCAP safely creates fuel from sunlight and water with record-setting efficiency and stability.
08/06/2015 11:01:43
Kimm Fesenmaier
A team of scientists led by Caltech has pieced together the first complete account of what physically happened during the Gorkha earthquake—a picture that explains how the large temblor left the majority of low-story buildings in Kathmandu unscathed.
08/03/2015 15:18:36
Lori Dajose
On July 30, the U.S. Geological Survey announced approximately $4 million in awards to Caltech, UC Berkeley, the University of Washington and the University of Oregon, for the expansion and improvement of the ShakeAlert system.
07/29/2015 14:53:35
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Five emerging leaders in green innovation received Resonate Awards from Caltech's Resnick Sustainability Institute.
07/06/2015 11:40:34
Lori Dajose
The Linde Center's latest workshop—entitled "Monsoons: Past, Present, and Future" and co-led by monsoon researcher Simona Bordoni, assistant professor of environmental science and engineering at Caltech—was focused on understanding how monsoons have changed and how they will change in the future.
05/26/2015 16:34:15
Kimm Fesenmaier
Taking advantage of airborne radar tools, Caltech researchers provide two possible explanations for a series of unusual earthquakes seen in Iceland during a period of volcanic activity that started in August last year.
05/05/2015 13:30:28
Shayna Chabner McKinney
Using a combination of global data and seismic observations, scientists have seen what happened below Earth's surface during the recent 7.8-magnitude Gorkha quake.
04/30/2015 09:22:41
Kathy Svitil
On Monday, April 27, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced a five-year, $75 million renewal of the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP). JCAP's mission is to explore the science and technology of artificial photosynthesis to harness solar energy for the production of fuel.
04/28/2015 10:02:33
Kathy Svitil
A sponsored research agreement with Northrop Grumman Corporation will provide Caltech up to $17.5 million over three years for the development of the Space Solar Power Initiative (SSPI), to enable a space-based solar power system.
05/04/2015 14:05:06
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
A new way of using the technologies aboard JPL's OCO-2 satellite allows researchers to monitor plant health and productivity on a global scale.
04/21/2015 08:27:12
At Caltech's Ronald and Maxine Linde Center for Global Environmental Science, researchers from diverse disciplines work together to investigate Earth's climate and its atmosphere, oceans, and biosphere; their evolution; and how they may change in the future.
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