Earth and Environment News

11/20/2014 11:01:20
Kimm Fesenmaier
A team of researchers has discovered an ancient, deep canyon buried along the Yarlung Tsangpo River in south Tibet. The geologists say that the ancient canyon—thousands of feet deep in places—effectively rules out a popular model used to explain how the massive and picturesque gorges of the Himalayas became so steep, so fast.
04/22/2014 07:44:51
Kimm Fesenmaier
As the final element of Evolution, Caltech's new Bi/Ge 105 course, a dozen students spent their spring break snorkeling with penguins and sharks, hiking a volcano, and otherwise taking in the natural laboratory for evolution that is the Galápagos Islands.
04/25/2014 11:18:36
Andrew Allan
In the final installment of our Earth Week 2014 features, Caltech experts share their knowledge about climate change.
04/21/2014 07:14:30
Caltech joins the world in celebrating Earth Week, April 21–25, 2014, with events, news, and features highlighting our past, present, and future contributions to a healthier, cleaner, and greener planet.
04/10/2014 11:49:23
Kimm Fesenmaier
A technique developed by Caltech researchers shows sulfur reducers were at work on the early Earth.
03/14/2014 14:42:13
Douglas Smith
On Wednesday, March 19, Professor of Geology Michael Lamb will describe how flowing water and grains of sand create Earth's dramatic landscapes.
03/13/2014 16:34:01
Cynthia Eller
Mark Simons, professor of geophysics at Caltech, along with graduate student Brent Minchew, recently logged over 40 hours of flight time mapping the surface of Iceland's glaciers.
02/28/2014 11:38:34
Brian Bell

The American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) named Mich

02/18/2014 13:00:51
Douglas Smith
If you ask Andy Ingersoll how Caltech has contributed to our understanding of the universe, he'll tell you, "Caltech invented planetary science!" Since the field's origins 50 years ago, Caltech has become one of the top planetary-science research centers.
02/10/2014 16:51:55
Cynthia Eller
Research by atmospheric chemist Paul Wennberg suggests that losses of natural gas—our "cleanest" fossil fuel—into the atmosphere may be a larger source than previously recognized.
02/04/2014 09:16:06
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
In addition to his individual research interests in photovoltaic cell development, Atwater is also part of a collaborative effort to advance solar energy research at the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP).
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