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Prof. Margot Gerritsen led the 5th Women in Data Science Conference

The Women in Data Science (WiDS) initiative aims to inspire and educate data scientists worldwide, regardless of gender, and to support women in the field.

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Recognizing and empowering women in STEM at Stanford

 “We do not just want work with women at the exclusion of others. We do want to promote outstanding work by outstanding women, and show women they are not alone in this field,” says ERE professor Margot Gerritsen.  

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ERE PhD works to improve local municipal utilities

As an intern with the City of Palo Alto Utilities, Nora Hennessy created a model to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of citywide energy storage programs. 

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A better way to detect underground water leaks

Stanford researchers propose a new way to locate water leaks within the tangle of aging pipes found beneath many cities. The improvement could save time, money and billions of gallons of water.

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Microbial community could help map the subsurface

Yuran Zhang, a doctoral student in Energy Resources Engineering, and other members of EGS Collab may have unlocked a new way to map underground water movements.

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SCCS Managing Director serves as Moderator for CCST Expert Briefing

SCCS Managing Director, Sarah Saltzer, serves as Moderator for CCST Expert Briefing in February 2020. 

CCST Expert Briefings are presentations by panels of relevant experts on a range of science or technology topics. 

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Natural gas extraction from Appalachia increased jobs, premature deaths

"The fact that impacts from emissions cross county and state boundaries is a clear indication of the need for federal management," Inês Azevedo and co-authors write.

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Animal agriculture costs more In health damage than it contributes to the economy

Stanford Associate Professor,  Inês M.L. Azevedo, co-authored a recent study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences (PNAS).

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When U.S. emissions dropped, mortality dropped dramatically

“Not only have the emissions decreased, but the damages – the health damages – from those emissions have decreased very rapidly, more than 20% over the course of six years,” says Inês Azevedo.

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Animal agriculture costs more in health damage than it contributes to the economy

"At the margin, we're seeing that the damages from air pollution provided by farms are larger than the marginal value that the farms provide in economic terms," says Inês Azevedo. 

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Microbial DNA can reveal water’s underground origins

Stanford researchers have sequenced microbial communities in samples of reservoir fluids to identify where water traveled through underground networks and pathways.

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Photos to inspire a more sustainable world

Stanford Earth's 2019 photo contest drew 226 photographs from around the world from faculty, students, and staff.

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Tracking power plant emissions in real time

Stanford scientists have developed a precise way to measure U.S. power plant emissions 24/7. The new tool will enable grid operators and big electricity consumers to reduce their carbon footprint in real time.

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Stanford Earth at AGU 2019

Stanford faculty, students and scholars will join researchers from the Earth and planetary sciences and engage in interdisciplinary collaborations and discussions about the world’s most pressing challenges Dec. 9-13 in San Francisco.

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PG&E outages prompt clean energy programs to focus on solar, batteries

“One of the ways to sort of insulate yourself better from public safety power shut-offs is to have some local storage so that you can segregate your electrical grid a little bit so that it’s more of a microgrid,” says Tony Kovscek. 

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