Stanford Earth Matters magazine is an online resource that curates the latest knowledge and ideas for people who care about the future of Earth, its resources and its environment.
Stories draw on research and insights from faculty across Stanford University, including the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, the Woods Institute for the Environment, the Precourt Institute for Energy, the Center for Food Security and the Environment at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and more.
Published by the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, Stanford Earth Matters offers expert knowledge in clear, understandable language. The portal is mobile friendly and includes rich media and video. Readers are able to dig deeper by 10 categories:
- Climate Change
- Dynamic Earth
- Evolution of Earth and Life
- Food and Agriculture
- Fresh Water Resources
- Human Dimensions and Sustainability
- Natural Hazards
- Planetary Science
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Executive Editor: Barbara Buell
Managing Editor: Josie Garthwaite
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- June 2021 - 29 books for summer; reinventing concrete; groundwater
- May 2021 - Preterm births; earthquake AI; climate resilience; Arctic groundwater
- April 2021 - Asbestos; emission cuts; extreme melt; AI and pollution
- March 2021 - Water security; environmental justice; soil carbon
- February 2021 - Mars mystery; kids and air pollution; emissions; mobility
- January 2021 - Wildfire smoke; flood costs; Paris climate accord; solar cells
- December 2020 - COVID carbon; toxic water; Kilauea; 2020 editor's picks
- November 2020 - Love waves; mask behavior; extreme drought
- October 2020 - Healthcare; whale songs; earthquake AI; laughing gas
- September 2020 - Drought migration; battery health; gravity waves
- August 2020 - Wildfires; traffic jams ; sugar; pessimism
- July 2020 - Mars mission; methane surge; Arctic change
- June 2020 - 24 books for summer; preterm birth risk; water predictions
- May 2020 - COVID-19 and food security; wildfire fuel; tsunami defense
- April 2020 - Viruses and forest loss; extinction insights; earthquakes from fracking
- March 2020 - Coronavirus transmission; lessons from space; hidden water leaks
- February 2020 - How to build a diamond; landslides in a warmer world; cleaning up poisoned water with rust
- January 2020 - Why some planets eat their own skies; bigger floods on the way; the case for more prescribed burns (a lot more)
- December 2019 - Science of Star Wars and top stories of 2019
- November 2019 - A grim future for rice?
- October 2019 - Submarine canyons, lead in turmeric and communicating uncertainty
- September 2019 - Why are mountains so high?
- August 2019 - Exoplanet insights, absorbing CO2 and earthquake mystery solved
- July 2019 - Food production, earthquake lessons and ancient climate
- June 2019 - An Earth-inspired summer reading list
- May 2019 - Solar-powered schools; geothermal's earthquake problem; a counterintuitive climate solution
- April 2019 - Climate change and global inequality; replenishing groundwater; Green New Deal science
- March 2019 - Big batteries vs. natural gas — Water trouble in a warming world — Fighting brick kiln pollution
- February 2019 - Extinction mystery solved — Polar vortex science — Costly high-tide floods
- January 2019 - Better tsunami warnings — Drought emissions — Palm oil
- December 2018 - Early ocean life — Rising emissions — Nuclear waste
- November 2018 - Wildfires — Midterm results — Parched wetlands
- October 2018 - AI for aftershock predictions — Liquid water hidden in glaciers — Himalayan gold
- September 2018 - How to make oil fields bury emissions
- August 2018 - Will global warming lead to more suicides?
- July 2018 - Earthquake predictions, deadly air pollution, long-term weather, and volatile corn
- June 2018 - Summer reading, methane emissions, arsenic in groundwater, and recent volcanic eruptions
- May 2018 - Fighting climate change could save trillions of dollars
- April 2018 - Why are whales big?
- March 2018 - Tiny diamond anvils trigger chemical reactions
- February 2018 - Clues to climate in extinct lakes
- January 2018 - Insects took off when they evolved wings
- December 2017 - Vintage film provides new insights about Antarctica
- November 2017 - Puzzle at the Center of the Earth
- October 2017 - A ‘billion sensors’ earthquake observatory
- September 2017 - Supervolcanoes: A key to America’s electric future?
- July 2017 - Summer reading: Three books on sustainability and equity
- May 2017 - Frozen secrets: Geophysicist explores glaciers with radar
- April 2017 - Let's stop talking about climate change
- March 2017 - Navigating the guts of an ancient submarine canyon
- February 2017 - Measuring African farm yields from space
- January 2017 - Satellite tracks “memory” of soil moisture
- December 2016 - Syrian crisis altered region’s land and water resources
- November 2016 - How will the election affect environmental policy?
- October 2016 - Studies offer direct glimpse of Antarctic glacier melt from below
- September 2016 - Larger marine animals at higher risk of extinction, and humans are to blame
- Summer 2016 - ‘Water windfall’ hidden beneath California’s Central Valley
- May 2016 - Amazon responds quickly to extreme climate events
- April 2016 - Pursuing Sustainability
- March 2016 - Blowing Bubbles Could Help Save Coral Reefs
- February 2016 - Oxygen starved oceans and the 'Great Dying’
- January 2016 - Earth Matters
- December 2015 - Stanford Earth Matters
- November 2015 - Earth Matters
- October 2015 - The high cost of climate change