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U.S. coastal communities already facing the impacts of sea level rise

Coastal communities are already hurting from climate change and local businesses are paying a high price, according to a new study by Stanford researchers including Miyuki Hino, Katharine Mach and Chris Field.

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What does that parking lot puddle have to do with climate change?

Miyuko Hino, a PhD student in E-IPER and co-author of a new study with Katharine Mach and Chris Field, discusses the role of climate change in more frequent high-tide flooding, which can disrupt local economies. 

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Another looming climate disaster: Dam collapses

Climate change has already altered California's climate, says Noah Diffenbaugh. "The state needs to address questions about an aging water infrastructure built for snow ... instead of the rain we will see in the future."

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The tiny Swiss company that thinks it can help stop climate change

“All of negative emission is hard – even afforestation or reforestation,” says Stanford Earth's Sally Benson. “It’s not about saying, ‘I want to plant a tree.’ It’s about saying, ‘We want to plant a billion trees.’ ” 

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Green New Deal may be falling short on its environmental justice promise

Stanford Earth's Rob Jackson says he believes the U.S. needs either nuclear power or carbon capture and storage (for example, paired with natural gas) to provide grid reliability and to reduce energy costs

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Why we need to talk about climate change

Stanford atmospheric scientist Noah Diffenbaugh joins climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe for a conversation about communicating climate change in transparent, engaging and accessible ways.

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What will the Green New Deal cost Americans?

An op-ed written by Stanford Earth's Rob Jackson that notes the financial toll of climate change already being experienced today is cited in a conversation about the cost of the proposed Green New Deal. 

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Deadly earthquake traveled at 'supersonic' speeds

An earthquake in Indonesia offered a detailed look at supershear, which can create the geologic version of a sonic boom. Stanford Earth's Eric Dunham says the event may help researchers better understand super-fast quakes.

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Columbia Gas fined $75,000 for 2016 pipeline pressure spike

Commenting on a two-year lag between a 27-minute spike in pressure in gas pipes and the fine over the incident, Stanford professor Rob Jackson said any kind of overpressurization for that long is worrisome.

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Alum discusses new geophysical methods to monitor groundwater resources

Stanford Earth alumna Marine Denolle, who earned a Ph.D. under Greg Beroza in 2013, led a discussion about her research as an Earth and planetary sciences assistant professor at Harvard University.

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The Argo evolution

Shannon Switzer Swanson, a PhD student in E-IPER, and Grace Greenwald, an undergraduate studying biology and creative writing, report on how floating robots may change our understanding of the global carbon cycle.

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Will climate change tamp down wildfire-fanning Santa Ana winds?

“I don’t see a sufficient reduction of winds to override the wildfire risks from warming,” says Stanford Earth's Noah Diffenbaugh. “It’s clear that the warming itself has already substantially increased wildfire risk.”

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New measurements show Sierra snow levels at long-term average

“We’re now in a climate where what used to be average appears to be a lot. That tells us something about what we've been dealing with recently in California,” says Noah Diffenbaugh of Stanford Earth.

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Ancient Earth rock found on the moon

What may be the oldest-known Earth rock has turned up in a surprising place: the moon. Stanford geophysicist Norm Sleep explains why the moon is a good place to look for ancient Earth rocks.

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Economic reasons for a Green New Deal

"I’ve spent two decades documenting the evidence and effects of climate change," writes Stanford Earth's Rob Jackson. "Hearing talk of a Green New Deal, I feel excitement and, perhaps surprisingly, dread."

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Oil put L.A. on the map. It may have exaggerated the city's quake risk too

Stanford geophysicist Jenny Suckale comments on new research suggesting oil extraction may have caused nearly all of the moderate earthquakes that struck the Los Angeles Basin in the first half of the 20th century.

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