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Déjà vu for U.S. nuclear waste

Stanford Earth's Rod Ewing and George Washington University's Allison Macfarlane say the reopening of Yucca Mountain as a radioactive waste repository "will not address the systemic problems of the U.S. nuclear waste program."

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Aaron Strong organizes Maine water monitors for better ocean health

E-IPER alumnus Aaron Strong, PhD '16, is working to expand water monitoring in Maine and improve ocean health as a professor at the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences.

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Why surfers should worry about climate change

Research by Stanford Earth's Dan Reineman found that by 2100, sea-level rise could be an existential threat to about 18 percent of California's surf spots, and could cause 16 percent to be worse.

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The Millennial Astronaut Who Wants to Go to Mars

Jessica Watkins, one of NASA’s newest recruits, says she’s ready—but only if there’s a ride back.

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Meltwater from Greenland may be fertilizing the food web

Greenland's meltwater is often associated with sea level rise but it also may be affecting marine food webs according to a new study.

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Why Concerns About Trump’s Paris Accord Pullout Are Overblown

Stanford's Jeffrey Ball writes about how the U.S. pullout from the Paris agreement will not stop efforts to protect the planet.

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Help the People, Save the Fish

E-IPER PhD student Shannon Switzer Swanson researches the complex relationship between people and marine ecology in Indonesia.

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Focus on Carbon Removal a ‘High-Stakes Gamble’

Article cites new Science study by Stanford Earth researchers Chris Field and Katharine Mach, who say the best approach to the climate crisis is to develop carbon removal technology and cut today's emissions.

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Richter Early Career Award bestowed on Stanford Earth alumna

Annemarie Baltay, Geophysics MS '09, PhD '11, was chosen for her work in ground motion prediction and tangible contributions to increased seismic safety.

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Stanford Earth alumnus George Plafker wins 2017 Reid Medal

Plafker, Geophysics Ph.D. '72, was honored for his outstanding work in earthquake engineering and seismology by the Seismological Society of America.

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Oil company finds hidden trove of oil in Gulf of Mexico

Stanford Geophysics alumnus Xukai Shen, '14, developed an algorithm that greatly increased the clarity of subsurface images and led to the discovery of 200 million barrels of oil in the Gulf of Mexico.

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As Trump reverses climate actions, California considers a bold new step

E-IPER alumnus and Stanford Earth lecturer Danny Cullenward discusses California’s new proposal for a cap-and-trade carbon pricing program to reduce the state’s greenhouse gas emissions.

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Season of the Switch

The good news: After five years of historic drought, California is awash in water again. The bad news: Schizophrenic weather is going to be our new normal.

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Forget about climate change

We should be embracing energy efficiency and the low-carbon economy because they promote jobs, national security and human health.

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White Noise

Stanford Earth environmental scientist and poet Rob Jackson reflects on melting glaciers.

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