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The battle to save our dying soil

Earth System Science professor Rob Jackson comments on the power of hands-on restoration projects like Camp Altiplano in Spain to foster connection to the biosphere.

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Why Kilauea's eruption won't cool the planet

Stanford Earth professor Rob Jackson explains what it would take for a volcanic eruption to cool the Earth.

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How to fight climate change, through lawsuits

Earth System Science professor Noah Diffenbaugh explains the science of extreme weather attribution.

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Environmental scholars and the (political) climate

Stanford Earth Dean Stephan Graham, Professor Noah Diffenbaugh and students discuss climate science, communication and advocacy. 

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A voyage along Trump's wall

Stanford's Dan Reicher canoes the Rio Grande to see how a border wall would change the landscape.

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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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