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Can 'Meatless Mondays' at New York City public schools curb emissions?

“Fast-food beef, often shipped from the tropics, can release carbon from deforestation. Belching cattle are one of the biggest methane sources from human activities," says Stanford's Rob Jackson.

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Radioactive beads may reveal how Fukushima's meltdown unfolded

Microscopic particles unleashed by the nuclear plant's explosions may pose an under-recognized health risk – a discovery that has been not very welcomed in Japan, says Rod Ewing of Stanford Earth.

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It's 2050 and this is how we stopped climate change

"We just had to kind of bite the bullet and say, 'OK, if you're making cement or steel, you are capturing and sequestering that CO2,'" says Stanford Earth professor and Precourt Institute for Energy director Sally Benson.

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School lessons targeted by climate change doubters

“When people say we ought to present two sides, they’re saying we ought to present a side that’s totally been disproven along with a side that has been fundamentally supported by the evidence,” says Stanford's Chris Field.

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Is climate change creating more tornadoes?

"With respect to tornadoes, we have limitations both in the observational record and in our modeling capabilities," says Noah Diffenbaugh. Researchers are now closing those gaps, thanks to radar observations of tornadoes over the past couple decades.

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Climate detectives soon will be able to track individual carbon emitters

Scientists are close to monitoring the greenhouse gas emissions of individual cities, according to Stanford Earth professor Rob Jackson, and soon after should be able to trace emissions to individual sources.

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High-tide floods are becoming more common

"These floods are tangible, annoying, and they happen all the time in some communities," says Stanford Earth PhD student Miyuki Hino, lead author of a new study analyzing the fiscal impact of nuisance flooding in Annapolis, Maryland.

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GEOPHYS 90 explores natural disasters and their consequences

In GEOPHYS 90: “Earthquakes and Volcanoes,” students learn about the fundamentals of natural disasters, their effects on human society and the application of the scientific method.

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What is the EPA 'endangerment finding,' and why does it matter?

“The evidence is totally overwhelming that in fact these greenhouse gases, through their effects on climate change, do endanger public health and welfare,” says Stanford Earth professor and Woods Institute director Chris Field.

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White House to set up panel to counter climate change consensus

Stanford's Chris Field describes the review process that formed the basis of last year’s National Climate Assessment, which concluded that continued burning of fossil fuels is harming the planet.

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Scientists slam report of White House climate change review panel

Woods Institute director and Stanford Earth professor Chris Field comments on a White House plan to create a panel to question the findings of recent federal climate science reports.

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Tiziana Vanorio highlighted in Nova's "The Next Pompeii"

Stanford Earth geophysicist Tiziana Vanorio is highlighted in this Nova documentary about volcanoes and rock physics. Her segment starts at minute 37:50.

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Hawaii 'postcard from the future' for renewables

Hawaii faces harder problems than California in trying to meet its renewable energy target, says Stanford Earth's Sally Benson, because each island has its own power grid and can't import electricity from other parts of the country.

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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?

Miyuki 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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Climate change lurks in background of humanitarian crisis

Reporting on the role of climate change in Venezuela's ongoing crisis mentions research out of Stanford Earth showing that the country produces some of the world's most carbon-intensive crude oil.

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