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What's At Stake

Today, more than 1 billion people have inadequate access to energy, water and food. As the world population continues to grow to over 9 billion this century, demand for these resources will increase.

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At Stanford Earth, we develop the knowledge, talent, and leadership to understand the changing Earth and help solve the enormous resource and environmental challenges facing the world. We are committed to a collaborative, collegial, inclusive, and tolerant community.

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School News

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Stanford News Service

Stanford Earth's Eric Lambin, a professor of Earth system science, received a 2017 Environmental Venture Projects grant from the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment to assess adults' perceptions of pro-environment labeling on tobacco products.

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Stanford News Service

Stanford Earth's Noah Diffenbaugh, a professor of Earth system science, chose this year's reading assignments for incoming first-year students, which explore the relationship between people and the environment.

sign says food stamps accepted at farmer's market
Stanford News Service

Students explore the environmental aspects of farming at the O’Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm and work to reduce food waste by partnering with Stanford Earth's Matt Rothe, co-founder of the FEED Collaborative.

In The News

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Greenland's meltwater is often associated with sea level rise but it also may be affecting marine food webs according to a new study.

radiation danger sign

Stanford Earth's Rod Ewing and George Washington University's Allison Macfarlane says the reopening of Yucca Mountain as a radioactive waste repository "will not address the systemic problems of the U.S. nuclear waste program."

Aaron Strong in the forest
Portland Press Herald

E-IPER alumnus Aaron Strong, PhD '16, is working to expand water monitoring in Maine and improve ocean health as a professor at the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences.