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New Jenkins Leadership Chair Is a Tribute to Exploration

By photosearth / November 25, 2015

News Writer:  Ann Motrunich Ted and Ginger Jenkins Credit: Courtesy of the Jenkins Family Ted (BS ’65, MS ’66) and Ginger Jenkins—longtime Caltech supporters and early employees in the semiconductor industry—have established a leadership chair for the Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences (GPS). The new leadership chair is one of a set of discretionary […]

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Tracking Down the “Missing” Carbon From the Martian Atmosphere

By photosearth / November 24, 2015

Caltech and JPL scientists suggest the fingerprints of early photochemistry provide a solution to the long-standing mystery News Writer:  Kimm Fesenmaier Carbon exchange and loss processes on Mars. Once in the atmosphere, CO2 can exchange with the polar caps or dissolve into waters, which can precipitate out solid carbonatess. CO2 in the atmosphere is lost […]

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ALERT! Demand ExxonMobil’s Climate Denial Corruption Be Investigated

By photosearth / November 22, 2015

ExxonMobil is a climate criminal Exxon Mobil knew about climate change as early as the 1970s from its own scientists. To protect their profits the company gave millions of dollars to climate denial groups that have successfully delayed fossil fuel emission reductions for decades. Please join with U.S. groups in an online affinity protest sending […]

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Schools Help Researchers Understand Quakes

By photosearth / November 20, 2015

News Writer:  Jessica Stoller-Conrad In the event of a major earthquake in Los Angeles, first responders ideally would immediately have a map of the most intense shaking around the city—allowing them to send help to the hardest-hit areas first. A new collaboration between Caltech researchers and schools of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) […]

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For Paris, Make Love Not War, Remain Free and Be Green

By photosearth / November 15, 2015

Make Love Not War Be strong and reflect. Islamo-Fascism will not be defeated by Christo-Fascism or a state of perma-war. In the 21st century it is time to reject endless military escalation of the Middle East crisis and understand and respond to the root causes of conflict. Even as we commit to bringing all perpetrators […]

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Open Letter: Post Keystone Win, Time to End Natural Forest Logging

By photosearth / November 8, 2015

More old-growth forests have been lost than the climate and biosphere can bear An open letter/essay addressed to climate change luminaries Bill McKibben of 350.org and Michael Brune of the Sierra Club: After yesterday’s significant yet symbolic Keystone pipeline victory, not only must the climate movement demand an end to old-growth forest logging; it is […]