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Thinking beyond the academic degree

A new certificate program provides a framework for Stanford Earth graduate students and postdoctoral researchers to learn new skills, gain practical experience, and produce portfolio pieces that will broaden their professional preparedness. The program will be carried into the new school focused on climate and sustainability.

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Social Ecology Lab investigates connection between places and people

Associate Professor and E-IPER Director Nicole Ardoin and her team are working to understand how people feel about the world around them – and what they’re able and willing to do to protect it.

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Investing in farmers

E-IPER alumni Jayce Hafner, MS/MBA ’19, and Sami Tellatin, MS/MBA ’20, co-founded a startup that automates the process of matching farmers to financing, drastically reducing the time needed for the whole application process.

 

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Q&A: Education programs within the new school

Nicole Ardoin and Mark Horowitz discuss exciting new programs and courses within the new school, which will focus on climate and sustainability. 

 

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Images capture a year of exploration despite uncertainty

The fourth annual Stanford Earth Photo Contest drew images of a dramatic sunset, a menacing shark, an intriguing frog, and a perennial favorite – the Milky Way. The winners were selected among 101 submissions. 

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Stanford Earth students, alumni recognized by Forbes "30 under 30"

Forbes' 2022 "30 under 30" feature includes two current Stanford University students and eight recent alumni developing energy- and sustainability-related technologies. 

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Protecting frontline communities from environmental health risks

On PBS NewsHour Weekend starting at [04:57], recent E-IPER PhD graduate David Gonzalez discussed his upbringing and research exploring how oil and gas operations impact nearby residents.

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How climate threatens our health

"Climate’s impact on health allows us to put our arms around a problem," says Michele Barry, director of the Center for Innovation in Global Health. "When you bring health into the equation, all of a sudden, people can focus on the impact – the very real impact – on their lives."

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E-IPER students awarded in global carbon removal competition

Two E-IPER-affiliated teams have been awarded by XPRIZE and The Musk Foundation. Holocene Climate won in the category of Carbon Dioxide Removal Demonstrations and Working Trees in Measurement, Reporting, and Verification Technologies.

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Nicole Ardoin named a 2021 Bass University Fellow in Undergraduate Education

The director of the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER), has been recognized by Stanford’s Bass University Fellows in Undergraduate Education Program for extraordinary contributions to undergraduate education. 

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Peter Vitousek, Gretchen Daily honored by British Ecological Society

Vitousek and Daily, who are both emeriti faculty directors of the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER), have been recognized for work that has benefited the scientific community and society in general.

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Living near oil and gas wells increases air pollution exposure

Researchers found increased concentrations of air pollutants downwind from oil and gas wells in California, likely affecting millions of Californians who live near them.

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Stanford grads pave the way for electric vehicles

WeaveGrid founders and Stanford alums Apoorv Bhargava and John Taggart forecast the future of electricity use from greater adoption of electric vehicles. Their goal: to prepare energy utilities for the electrification shift.

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How do people respond to wildfire smoke?

Interviews with Northern California residents reveal that social norms and social support are essential for understanding protective health behaviors during wildfire smoke events – information that could be leveraged to improve public health outcomes.

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California Burning: Fire, Drought and Climate Change

Western states are once again in severe drought with water in short supply. And California’s fire season is starting earlier and causing more devastation. Buzz Thompson, one of the country’s leading water law experts, discusses California’s wildfires, drought, water and climate change.

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Academic structure announced for new school focused on climate and sustainability

The new school will include transitional academic divisions, university-wide cross-cutting themes organized into institutes and an accelerator focused on solutions. 

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