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Stanford Earth's Eric Lambin awarded major environmental prize

Earth system science professor Eric Lambin has been honored with the 2019 Blue Planet Prize, an award widely considered the Nobel Prize for science that contributes to solving global environmental problems.

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The California coast is disappearing under the rising sea. Our choices are grim

The fear of political suicide should not paralyze those in power from studying the how, where and why of managed retreat, says Katharine Mach.

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Stop building a spaceship to Mars and just plant some damn trees

Rob Jackson offers his perspective on recent research: “I get uneasy when we start talking about managing billions of extra acres of land, with one goal in mind: to store carbon.”

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Best way to fight climate change? Plant a trillion trees

Chris Field comments on a study, saying the calculations make sense, "but the question of whether it is actually feasible to restore this much forest is much more difficult.”

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Existing fossil fuel plants will push the world across a dangerous climate

Ken Caldeira, courtesy professor of Earth system science, comments on the rise of fossil fuel infrastructure and its impact on global warming.

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How the Permian Basin became North America’s hottest oilfield

At minute 6:15 of this video, Rob Jackson discusses North America’s crude oil boom with a look at challenges faced by producers in West Texas and New Mexico.

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Scientists suggest turning Methane into CO2 could reduce global warming

"All of these approaches are a distraction compared to actual emission reductions," says Rob Jackson. "As chair of the Global Carbon Project, I’m well versed in rising emissions and the need for drastic cuts."

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Atmospheric rivers getting warmer along U.S. West Coast

New research shows that atmospheric rivers – plumes of moisture that deliver much of the west’s precipitation – have gotten warmer over the past 36 years.

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Summer reading: Sparking curiosity and conversations about our planet

Faculty at Stanford's School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences recommend these 22 books for your summer reading.

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Modeling Earth’s chemistry: Making the invisible visible

Kate Maher discusses how researchers use computer modeling to better understand the chemical reactions in Earth’s subsurface that impact water supplies, energy waste storage, climate change and more.

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What is climate change?

Rob Jackson contributes knowledge about carbon dioxide and methane and their impacts on the atmosphere in this explainer piece on global warming.

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Kansas high school to save estimated $30K annually using solar energy

Research by Gabrielle Wong-Parodi shows many schools can “meet up to 75% of their electricity needs and reduce the education sector’s carbon footprint by as much as 28%” by using viable space for solar panels.

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Paula Welander, Emily Polk receive Excellence in Teaching Awards

Recipients of the school’s annual Excellence in Teaching Awards are selected based on nominations from students, faculty, and alumni.

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Stanford Earth graduates: Meet the planet’s challenges

Stanford Earth graduates are uniquely prepared to deliver solutions for humanity’s critical challenges, according to Dean Stephan Graham.

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Stanford's O'Donohue farm connects community with small-scale agriculture

"Slowing down and working with your hands and being connected to the earth in that way is very important," says farm volunteer Mark Ferguson. "It's easy to forget that nature is all around us."

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What to expect from wildfire season this year and in the future

The new normal for Western wildfires is abnormal, with increasingly bigger and more destructive blazes. Understanding the risks can help communities avert disaster.

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