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California’s plan to store water underground could risk contamination

Earth System Science professor Scott Fendorf discusses the prevalence and potential contamination of chromium in California's groundwater in light of ongoing policy discussions.

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Governors and mayors pledge more emissions cuts

"Until the United States can join with the international community to really push the most organized end of the agenda, it's going to be really hard to not fall short," Stanford Earth's Chris Field says.

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EU plan to rely on wood for energy will increase emissions

A study co-authored by Eric Lambin, a professor of Earth system science, finds greenhouse gases and deforestation would increase due to a new European directive to reduce emissions by 2030.

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Big Oil's black mark on California's climate record

Stanford Earth professor Rob Jackson comments on oil and gas activity found in freshwater aquifers and questions the wisdom of continuing policies from the 1950s, when many wells were drilled. 

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Hot summer days cause suicide rate to rise

Stanford Earth professor Marshall Burke discusses his work to determine just how connected suicide and excessively hot temperatures are.

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Will San Francisco's climate summit make a difference?

Sally Benson of Stanford Earth comments on the state of energy technology and why greater urgency is needed around issues related to climate and cleaner energy.

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The week in energy: Dirty oil, clean oil

Until now, comparisons of emissions from different sources of crude have failed to cover much of the world’s production. A new paper led by Stanford Earth researchers fixes those problems. 

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Saudi Arabia touts its crude oil CO2 edge

A detailed analysis by researchers including Stanford Earth's Mohammad Masnadi and Adam Brandt finds Saudi Arabia's oil production has the lowest carbon emissions per barrel among major petro-players.

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El Niño fears grow as starving baby birds wash up on beaches

“The strongly warming climate means that extremely warm waters will become more and more common, especially in El Niños,” explains Chris Field of Stanford Earth.

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Crop losses to pests will soar as climate warms, study warns

A study co-authored by Roz Naylor in the journal Science shows pest populations will cause significant losses to staple crops in a warming climate.

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Global warming could spur more and hungrier crop-eating bugs

The struggle between farmers and insects is one of the most important themes in the history of agriculture says Stanford Earth's Chris Field, commenting on research co-authored by Roz Naylor.

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The bugs are coming, and they’ll want more of our food

A study co-authored by Stanford's Roz Naylor suggests climate change will make insect pests hungrier, which could encourage farmers to use more pesticides.

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Hotter climate means hungrier insects will munch more crops

Research co-authored by Stanford Earth's Roz Naylor finds a warming planet will see larger swarms of hungrier insects chomp through millions more tons of crops globally by 2050.

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California’s big climate change opportunity: tropical forests

Chris Field, a professor of Earth System Science and director of the Woods Institute for the Environment, writes about the potential for California's tropical forests to slow climate change.

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The West is going up in flames

Fires are raging from British Columbia to California, and the Administration's climate policies will make things worse, writes Stanford Earth's Rob Jackson.

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OK computer: How AI could help forecast quake aftershocks

Geophysics professor Gregory Beroza comments on new research aimed at using artificial intelligence to predict where aftershocks will strike.

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