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Google's biggest moonshot is its search for a carbon-free future

Stanford's Rob Jackson says he wishes Google offered granularity about its storage battery capacity and its plans to power sites at night and on cloudy days. Still, Google’s endeavor “goes beyond what I’ve seen from most other companies.”

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El aumento de oxígeno desaceleró antiguas extinciones masivas

Stanford Earth's Erik Sperling and Richard Stockey describe their research on the connection between rising oxygen levels and a previously unexplained slowdown in mass extinctions.

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Climate change's impact on California's wildfire risk is 'hard to ignore'

Looking into the future we're going to need to consider that extreme fire weather is going to become more and more frequent, said Michael Goss, a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford Earth. More extreme fire weather means more area burned.

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Dangerous Air: As California burns, America breathes toxic smoke

An analysis of federal satellite imagery by NPR’s California Newsroom and associate professor Marshall Burke's lab at Stanford shows smoke from Western wildfires is is choking vast swaths of the country.

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Pulling methane out of the atmosphere could slow global warming – if we can figure out how to do it

"There’s probably nothing we could do that has a bigger effect on shaving peak temperatures over the next few decades than removing methane," said Stanford Earth professor Rob Jackson.

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The energy future needs cleaner batteries

Stanford Earth professor Jef Caers talks about working with the company KoBold Metals to develop an algorithm for determining the size and shape of an ore body using the fewest possible drill holes. 

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Dos momentos clave en la evolución de las plantas

Stanford Earth's Andrew Leslie describes his research showing plants evolved complexity in two waves, 250 million years apart.

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Plants evolved in two dramatic bursts 250 million years apart

A new study led by Stanford Earth's Andrew Leslie has found that rather than evolving gradually, land plants evolved in two dramatic bursts which occurred over 250 million years apart.

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Wildfire smoke may be contributing to premature births

New Stanford research highlights the importance of pollutants associated with wildfire smoke, which might be different from other sources of air pollution, and are becoming more of an issue with climate change. 

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Breathing wildfire smoke during pregnancy raises risk of premature birth

A study from Stanford University estimates that the effects of wildfire smoke may have resulted in as many as 7,000 extra preterm births in California between 2007 and 2012.

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Wildfire smoke increases risk of preterm birth

Exposure to wildfire smoke during pregnancy increases the risk of preterm birth – a risk that is only getting worse, a new study from Stanford University has found.

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Are we finally ready to tackle the other greenhouse gas?

According to Stanford professor Rob Jackson, the best estimate is that methane caused about a third of the global warming we’ve seen in the past decade, not far behind the contributions of carbon dioxide.

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Get used to surging food prices: Extreme weather is here to stay

Droughts and water constraints in California and the West could impact America's supply of nuts, fruits and vegetables. "So far, we have not seen widespread food price increases for American consumers," Chris Field wrote in an email. "But, as extremes become more common, the risk becomes more and more real."

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The big tech quest to find the metals needed for the energy overhaul

Jef Caers discusses how his research in machine-learning modeling can reduce uncertainty – and wasted efforts – when it comes to locating mineral deposits that are increasingly important for energy storage.

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Geoengineering marks scientific gains in U.N. report on dire climate future

While solar radiation management remains on the periphery of climate discussions, carbon dioxide removal has been accepted as a necessary tool for mitigating climate change, said Stanford University scientist Chris Field.

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United Nations warns climate change on earth has reached 'code red'

Noah Diffenbaugh discussed the UN climate report with Fox News starting at [01:00]. "Impacts of climate change are already happening, but depending on human behavior and decarbonizing, we could lessen these impacts," he said. 

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