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California’s climate dystopia comes true

Earth system science assistant professor Gabrielle Wong-Parodi speaks about the impacts of PG&E's power shutoff.

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Archaea hold clues to ancient ocean temperatures

Scientists at Stanford have identified molecules that tough microbes use to survive in warming waters, opening a window more broadly into studying conditions in ancient seas.

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Could machine learning put impoverished communities back on the map?

By discerning patterns in satellite imagery, researchers hope to help national leaders and international agencies assist poverty-stricken regions.

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Sustainable Harvest teams up with Stanford University to launch class

Experts Pamela Matson, former dean of Stanford’s School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, and Julia Novy-Hildesley, a professor in the Change Leadership for Sustainability program, will lead a two-and-a-half-day seminar in Palo Alto, California.

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Q&A: What is the U.N. climate change summit?

The expanding reach of youth activism is another reason to remain optimistic about climate change, says Rob Jackson.

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Finding lead in turmeric

Some spice processors in Bangladesh use an industrial lead chromate pigment to imbue turmeric with a bright yellow color prized for curries and other traditional dishes, elevating blood lead levels in Bangladeshis.

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Scott Fendorf co-authors working paper on CA groundwater

A new white paper aims to help groundwater sustainability agencies and local communities avoid inadvertently contaminating supplies as they change management practices to comply with the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA).

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Geological sciences alumna receives GSA award

Kimberly Lau, PhD '16, has been named the 2019 Doris M. Curtis Outstanding Woman in Science by the Geological Society of America. Lau's award is based on the impact of her dissertation research, which she conducted as an advisee of Jon Payne and Kate Maher.

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A roadmap to reducing greenhouse gas emissions 50 percent by 2030

An international group of experts, including Stanford Earth system scientist Rob Jackson, has published a roadmap of the most viable solutions for slashing greenhouse gas emissions globally by 2030. 

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Transnational corporations increasingly align business models to support stable planet

Some of the world’s largest transnational corporations are changing their business models to acknowledge their impact on climate and biodiversity. A new analysis indicates a significant shift in corporate values. 

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A practical guide to planning and achieving green growth

Economic development plans often overlook a crucial detail – ecosystems that provide essential services to people. Stanford experts discuss a new sustainable development approach that balances the needs of people and nature.

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San Francisco knows how to stop global warming — will it?

“The only downside to a pledge like this is if people misinterpret a pledge to mean action,” says Rob Jackson.

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