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Ask the Admin: Kam Moler and Stephan Graham on new climate and sustainability school

In a podcast series hosted by The Stanford Daily, Dean Stephan Graham discussed the new climate and sustainability school and other topics affecting the Stanford community. 

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Hard-to-quantify emissions are the next frontier for Stanford sustainability goals

Sally Benson said she hopes her research on lowering emissions will go beyond campus. “For me, what’s important isn’t just that we reduce ours. What we do doesn’t matter unless we can provide tools that others can use to replicate our success,” Benson said. 

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The science behind decarbonization

A collection of research and insights from Stanford experts who are revealing the stakes of emission cuts, enabling better carbon accounting, predicting the consequences of future emission pathways and mapping out viable solutions.

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Adam Brandt to lead Stanford’s Natural Gas Initiative research program

NGI, founded by Stanford’s School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences and its Precourt Institute for Energy, is an industrial affiliate program supported by its members and individual donors.

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Breaking U.S. nuclear waste stalemate could be key to Biden’s climate goals, Stanford scholars say

ERE Prof. Sally Benson and other Stanford University experts offer their thoughts on how the Biden administration can change the US trajectory on nuclear waste. 

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Breaking U.S. nuclear waste stalemate could be key to Biden’s climate goals

Stanford University experts are cautiously optimistic that the Biden administration can change the U.S. trajectory on nuclear waste, and they offer their thoughts on how it can be done.

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New Stanford climate and sustainability school designed to achieve ambitious goals

Dean Stephan Graham and Nicole Ardoin presented an update on the structure of the new school at the Faculty Senate meeting on March 11th. The plans include a Sustainability Accelerator that will translate policy and technology solutions.

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Faculty deliberation supports proposals for new school focused on climate and sustainability

Stephan Graham, Noah Diffenbaugh, Sally Benson and Anjana Richards served as panelists at a recent Deliberative Polling event to discuss proposals for the new school focused on climate and sustainability. 

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AI Models Used to Find Deposits of Battery Materials and Identify Replacements

KoBold is working alongside Stanford’s Center for Earth Resource Forecasting to develop an AI agent that can make recommendations for where to find certain minerals

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Stanford part of national effort to support underrepresented minorities in postdoctoral programs

Page Chamberlain, DEI director Lupe Carrillo and former postdoctoral researcher Grace Bulltail discuss diversity and postdoc success in the context of the NSF-supported Research University Alliance collaboration.

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Prof. Sally Benson Weighs in on Texas Power Crisis

A winter storm and widespread power grid failures in Texas left dozens of people dead and millions more without heat or safe drinking water.

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Cooperation is crucial to private-sector decarbonization

Sally Benson, ERE MS student Rebecca Gerkin and E-IPER MS-MBA student Victoria Wills moderated the Jan. 27th Global Energy Dialogues about how Amazon is transforming its business and partnering with other corporations to meet its Climate Pledge. 

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Faculty input sought for new climate and sustainability school

Following deliberations by a Blueprint Advisory Committee in the fall, leaders are seeking faculty input on proposals for the new school’s structure, composition and areas of focus.

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At Stanford 2020: The year in review

Looking back at what has been a turbulent year, the Stanford community has found new ways to come together to learn and to work, while also advancing research. 

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New insights and discoveries at AGU 2020

From Dec. 7-17, Stanford faculty, students and scholars presented their work at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), along with fellow scientists and researchers from various disciplines in the Earth and planetary sciences. 

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Simona Onori wins C3E research award for work on sustainable transportation

The annual award from the U.S. Clean Energy Education & Empowerment Initiative, or C3E, recognizes mid-career women who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and accomplishments in clean energy.

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