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Kay becomes second honorary professor at University of Buenos Aires

Kay becomes second honorary professor at University of Buenos Aires

December 11, 2014

William and Katherine Snee Professor of Geological Sciences Suzanne Mahlburg Kay has become honorary professor at the University of Buenos Aires. read more

Pryor named Fellow of AAAS

Pryor named Fellow of AAAS

December 5, 2014

Sara C. Pryor, a new faculty member of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. read more

Smithsonian covers Skytruth: FrackFinder used to track

Smithsonian covers Skytruth: FrackFinder used to track

November 12, 2014

Aerial imagery and latest views of Pennsylvania sites on crowdsourced map. read more

2nd Annual Douglas Pearl Award recipients include Skytruth

2nd Annual Douglas Pearl Award recipients include Skytruth

November 12, 2014

John Amos, EAS Cornell alumnus and his company Skytruth receive Cornell Douglas Foundation award. read more

Match receives Orville Family Endowed Scholarship in meteorology

Match receives Orville Family Endowed Scholarship in meteorology

November 12, 2014

Undergraduate atmospheric science major, Aaron Match is awarded most prestigious scholarship by AMS. read more

UK Science of Risk prize goes to Biggs; Pritchard co-author

UK Science of Risk prize goes to Biggs; Pritchard co-author

October 30, 2014

Matt Pritchard was collaborator in UK prize winning work read more

Deans Boor, Collins, Knuth reappointed to second terms

Deans Boor, Collins, Knuth reappointed to second terms

October 17, 2014

CALS Dean Kathryn Boor, Engineering Dean Lance Collins and Vice Provost and Graduate School Dean Barbara Knuth have been reappointed to second five-year terms, Cornell Provost Kent Fuchs announced... read more

Is a zombie volcano a thing?

Is a zombie volcano a thing?

October 1, 2014

Pritchard and students comment on Discovery News question: "Zombie volcano or new supervolcano?" read more

EAS alumna on NASA panel; piques Astrobiology Magazine's interest

EAS alumna on NASA panel; piques Astrobiology Magazine's interest

September 19, 2014

Majoring in Science of Earth Systems at Cornell provided Phoebe Cohen '02 a broad background in geosciences, biology and ecology. read more

Interdisciplinary project: historic images of glaciers digitized

Interdisciplinary project: historic images of glaciers digitized

September 10, 2014

Photographic techniques once used by Cornell's Tarr and von Engeln now reveal 100 years of glacial change read more

Study: Southwest may face 'megadrought' within century

Study: Southwest may face 'megadrought' within century

August 25, 2014

Due to global warming, the chances the Southwest suffers a decadelong drought is at least 50 percent, and the chances of a “megadrought” – one that lasts up to 35 years – ranges from 20 to 50 percent... read more

Jordan elected 2014 AGU Fellow

Jordan elected 2014 AGU Fellow

July 29, 2014

The American Geophysical Union's 2014 class of AGU Fellows includes Cornell's Terry Jordan. read more

Mahowald makes Highly Cited Researcher list

Mahowald makes Highly Cited Researcher list

July 28, 2014

Sciencewatch names 22 Highly Cited Researchers at Cornell in the sciences and social sciences fields. read more

Research shows Oklahoma seismicity triggered by wastewater disposal

Research shows Oklahoma seismicity triggered by wastewater disposal

July 7, 2014

Science covers Keranen's studies that delve into wastewater disposal implications for Oklahoma. read more

New Chair for EAS

New Chair for EAS

July 1, 2014

Rick Allmendinger succeeds Larry Brown as EAS Chair July 1, 2014. read more

Isacks Receives Distinct Honor from AGU

Isacks Receives Distinct Honor from AGU

July 1, 2014

2014 Walter H. Bucher Medal awarded to Professor Emeritus Bryan Isacks by the American Geophysical Union. read more

Study of magma by Abers and team under Mount St. Helens underway

Study of magma by Abers and team under Mount St. Helens underway

June 23, 2014

IMUSH researchers hope findings improve forecasting of volcanoes. read more

Humphrey Fellow and EAS: Mongolian subsurface resources discussed

Humphrey Fellow and EAS: Mongolian subsurface resources discussed

May 19, 2014

Mongolian Humphrey Fellow and Earth and Atmospheric Sciences find Mongolian subsurface resources may bring Cornell and Mongolian researchers together for future collaboration. read more

Scientists Warn of Quake Risk From Fracking Operations

Scientists Warn of Quake Risk From Fracking Operations

May 2, 2014

National Geographic: Underground disposal of wastewater from fracking may pose a much greater risk of causing dangerous earthquakes than previously believed, particularly in areas of the U.S.... read more

Use of drones and driverless trucks increases in mining industry

Use of drones and driverless trucks increases in mining industry

April 29, 2014

John Thompson reports that the United States' use of robotics, particularly drills, puts them ahead of Canada. read more

2012 earthquakes in Italy: Science unveils findings and comments

2012 earthquakes in Italy: Science unveils findings and comments

April 11, 2014

EAS Adjunct Professor, Geoff Abers, comments after ICHESE panel reports long-awaited findings. read more

New York Times highlights Monger's oceanography class

New York Times highlights Monger's oceanography class

April 8, 2014

Cornell's oceanography class standing out from the crowd read more

Allmendinger says massive quake in Chile may still not be the ‘big one’

Allmendinger says massive quake in Chile may still not be the ‘big one’

April 2, 2014

Allmendinger's prediction becomes reality April 1 in Chile read more

Extensive Studies of Fault Zone Point to Latest Earthquake

Extensive Studies of Fault Zone Point to Latest Earthquake

April 2, 2014

“This segment in Chile had not broken since 1877,” said Allmendinger. read more

Currens '12, Pierrehumbert '12, and Schnepf '13 receive 2014 NSF Fellowships

Currens '12, Pierrehumbert '12, and Schnepf '13 receive 2014 NSF Fellowships

April 1, 2014

Ben Currens, Nadia Pierrehumbert, and Neesha Schnepf, all former SES majors in EAS are recipients of 2014 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program Fellowships. read more

Years of Living Dangerously: Greene is science advisor

Years of Living Dangerously: Greene is science advisor

March 31, 2014

New Showtime mini series (starts Apr 13) investigates climate change read more

Atmospheric Science's Aaron Match '15 is Goldwater Scholarship Recipient

Atmospheric Science's Aaron Match '15 is Goldwater Scholarship Recipient

March 27, 2014

Match is 2014 Goldwater Scholarship recipient read more

Earthquake swarms in Oklahoma: Keranen shares opinion about wastewater disposal connection

Earthquake swarms in Oklahoma: Keranen shares opinion about wastewater disposal connection

February 21, 2014

Time U.S. reaches out to Katie Keranen for opinion on possible cause for increase in Oklahoma earthquakes. read more

Clements receives ELI research funds

Clements receives ELI research funds

January 31, 2014

Timothy Clements receives Spring 2014 research award. read more

Chheda receives AGU's Mineral and Rock Physics section OSPA

Chheda receives AGU's Mineral and Rock Physics section OSPA

January 29, 2014

Outstanding Student Paper Award for Tanvi Chheda read more