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(Photo of Earthsys 163E Mock COP)

Paris. France. 2015.
At the end of November, representatives from over 195 nations will gather in Paris to seek a new global agreement on climate change. An observer delegation from Stanford University, including 30 undergraduate and master's students, will join the proceedings to witness the debates and document people's hopes, worries, plans & dreams for a more sustainable planet.

November 24, 2015

Congratulations to Autumn 2015-16 Earth Systems Public Service Scholars!

November 23, 2015

Congratulations to Autumn 2015-16 Earth Systems Public Service Scholars!

November 21, 2015

Congratulations to Autumn 2015-16 Earth Systems Public Service Scholars!

November 17, 2015

As Earth's population grows toward a projected 9 billion by 2050 and climate change puts growing pressure on the world's agriculture, researchers are turning to technology to help safeguard the global food supply.

A research team, led by Kaiyu Guan, a postdoctoral fellow in Earth system science at Stanford's School of Earth, Energy, & Environmental Sciences, has developed a method to estimate crop yields using satellites that can measure solar-induced fluorescence, a light emitted by growing plants. The team published its results in the journal Global Change Biology.

Undergraduate researchers pursue issues of food and soil while dodging tornadoes at Stanford’s School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences.

November 4, 2015

With an international conference on climate change approaching, Stanford issues a call for global leaders to look to universities for solutions – and highlights steps Stanford has taken to implement sustainable practices.

October 29, 2015
Dollar signs

New research finds that without climate change mitigation, even wealthy countries will see an economic downturn by 2100.

October 21, 2015

In a world transformed by climate change and human activity, conserving biodiversity and protecting species will require an interdisciplinary combination of ecological and social research methods.

October 15, 2015

Stanford students learn both theory and best practice of agricultural sustainability on six-acre site.

October 15, 2015

Farm education teaches problem solving.

October 14, 2015
Chris Field

Field sees the big picture and distills complex detail into a cohesive whole. It’s no wonder the U.S. tapped him for leadership of the U.N.'s top climate change organization.

September 28, 2015

The extraordinary strength of the present El Niño may lead to a particularly wet winter in California, but Noah Diffenbaugh and Daniel Swain say that it might not be enough to end California's worst drought on record.

September 11, 2015
Interns looking at fossils

In a summer internship program, high school students worked with Stanford Earth faculty and graduate student mentors on active research projects.

August 14, 2015
Scientists on a zodiac in West Antarctic Peninsula

New Stanford Earth research reveals that large areas of open water in the Southern Ocean are benefiting phytoplankton blooms that help support the Antarctic food chain and mitigate the effects of climate change.

August 11, 2015

E-IPER graduate student Gregory Bratman found that volunteers who walked briefly through a lush, green portion of the Stanford campus were more attentive and happier afterward.

July 24, 2015

Chris Field will receive the 2015 Stephen H. Schneider award for the clear and compelling manner in which he has explained climate change science to the public. 

July 21, 2015
This week's episode of Generation Anthropocene goes on a deep dive into some of the planet's more mysterious water sources.
July 14, 2015
Congratulations to Kevin Arrigo, Marshall Burke, David Lobell, Rosemary Knight, and Roz Naylor, who have been awarded seed grants from the Stanford Woods Institute's Environmental Venture Projects.
July 10, 2015

Tony Kovscek has been appointed to the Keleen and Carlton Beal Professorship. This honor is much deserved--previous holders of the Beal Professorship are Lynn Orr and Hank Ramey.

July 7, 2015

What if we could see through the crust of the earth to locate and measure precious groundwater? It’s no longer necessary to do “exploratory surgery” on the earth, says Rosemary Knight, whose team uses satellites to track fresh water.

June 17, 2015
June 14, 2015
Sarah Brickman
March 19, 2015
Palani Akana
March 18, 2015