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'Best by' doesn't mean 'bad by'

Earth Systems student Nancy Chang wrote an op-ed on boosting food recovery as part of her class, Environmental Policy and Advocacy Communication

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No ‘Miracle March,’ experts say

Stanford Earth Professor Noah Diffenbaugh comments on the impact of this year’s rainy month of March.

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Ocean tides affect ice loss from large polar ice sheets

Matthew Siegfried, a postdoctoral researcher working with Dustin Schroeder in the Stanford Radio Glaciology Group, discusses new research on how modeling ocean tides can improve scientists’ understanding of melt from Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets.

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The New Age of Renewable Energy

Renewable energy is moving from niche to mainstream markets. One of the clearest signs yet: the Middle East is embracing it. Can a transformation still in its infancy grow into a full-blown energy revolution?

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The Great Crude Oil Fireball Test

Earth Systems Program lecturer Jon Koomey and his team found that some oils produce many times the amount of emissions as others under the same name.

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Optical Fiber Meets Earthquake Seismology

Stanford researchers show that optical fibers used for telecommunications can be co-opted to detect earthquakes.

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Superhero Carbon Footprints: Does Batman Do More Harm Than Good?

Earth Systems lecturer Miles Traer estimates Batman's carbon footprint and finds his greenhouse gas cost unsustainable.

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Scientists Probe Water Inside Leaves via Satellite

Earth System Science professor Alexandra Konings and postdoctoral researcher Mostafa Momen help improve satellite-based analysis of vegetation optical depth, a critical indicator for regional and global climate.

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Cold weather doesn't disprove climate change, Donald Trump

Earth System Science professor Noah Diffenbaugh comments on his research on temperatures across North America, where upward swings in winter temperatures in the west correspond with icy drops to the east.

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How We Know It Was Climate Change

Earth System Science professor Noah Diffenbaugh writes about the impact of climate change on extreme weather events like Hurricane Harvey in an Op Ed for The New York Times.

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Climate scientists see alarming new threat to California

Stanford Earth climate scientist Noah Diffenbaugh comments on new research on how climate change is impacting California's weather patterns.

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Fiber Optics Might Enable Global Quake-Warning Network

A web of fiber optic cables beneath the Stanford University campus is doing more than transferring data — it’s part of an earthquake monitoring network that may help scientists implement a quake early-warning system.

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Will Italy’s Ominous Supervolcano Erupt Soon?

Phlegrean Fields is waking up. Scientists are trying to predict what it will do next, and what its unrest means for volcanoes worldwide

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Why California's firestorm spread insanely fast: 'Diablo' winds, climate trends

The firestorm that engulfed large parts of Napa and Sonoma Counties in California on Monday will go down in history as one of the worst such events ever recorded in the Golden State. 

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Who pays to move people away from rising seas? No answer yet

Determining who must move because of sea-level rise, where they'll go and who will foot the bill is among the most pressing questions of our era, experts said at Stanford University.

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What Climate Scientists Want You to See in the Floodwaters

Stanford Earth's Katharine Mach and E-IPER PhD student Miyuki Hino write about understanding and managing risk in a changing climate.

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Reducing Energy Poverty With Natural Gas

The main takeaways and recommendations from a recent Stanford Natural Gas (NGI) symposium are summarized in a new action plan.

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For A Volcanic Prediction, Gaze Into The Crystalline Debris

Geological Sciences PhD graduate Tom Benson discusses his research on lithium in supervolcanoes on Aug. 19 for Science Friday, a weekly radio program distributed to hundreds of public radio stations in the U.S.

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Climate Lessons from California

California offers lessons on how to deal with climate change that are broadly applicable to other states, cities and corporations, Noah Diffenbaugh says.

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