Inside Stanford Earth
"Figuring out a way to intensify agriculture on a global scale without the use of toxic pesticides remains a major challenge for humanity,” says Stanford Earth professor Roz Naylor.
Stanford Earth microbiologist Paula Welander comments on new research that suggests the ancient life form Dickinsonia is among the earliest animal life yet found - predating the Cambrian explosion.
Earth System Science professor Scott Fendorf discusses the prevalence and potential contamination of chromium in California's groundwater in light of ongoing policy discussions.
"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.
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.
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.
Stanford Earth professor Marshall Burke discusses his work to determine just how connected suicide and excessively hot temperatures are.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.