Recent droughts across the West have squeezed hydroelectric facilities and hampered efforts to reduce greenhouse gas pollution, according to a new study from Stanford Earth's Noah Diffenbaugh and Julio Herrera-Estrada.
One of the main ways California is experiencing the effects of climate change is through severe droughts. Now new research from Stanford Earth suggests those droughts are also contributing to climate change.
Research from Noah Diffenbaugh and Julio Herrera-Estrada finds drought-driven emissions accounted for around 10 percent of CO2 output from the power sector in several Western states between 2001 and 2015.
Low river flows in the western U.S. drastically hampered the amount of carbon-free electricity that could be produced by the thousands of hydroelectric power plants across the West, a study from Stanford Earth shows.
Scientists have long wondered why the planet's first complex organisms emerged in the cold, dark depths of the ocean, where food and sun are in short supply. Stanford Earth's Erik Sperling and Tom Boag have an answer.
Stanford Earth's Tom Boag and Erik Sperling may have uncovered an important piece of the Ediacaran-Cambrian puzzle which could help piece together the missing links of the evolution of all life on Earth.
People always ask why they’re here on Earth. A study by Stanford Earth's Tom Boag and Erik Sperling suggests it could be because the deep ocean stays the same temperature and our single-cell ancestors liked to keep things simple.
A study co-authored by Jon Payne and Erik Sperling suggests the worst extinction in Earth’s history offers chilling predictions for the planet’s future – and for humanity’s efforts to keep climate doom at bay.