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One of these astronauts could be the first woman on the moon

After a rigorous selection process, Stanford Geological and Environmental Sciences alumna Jessica Watkins, BS '10, has been selected as one of the five women to join NASA as an active astronaut.

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The crucial lessons from Australia’s wildfires

The Australian wildfires have become “the iconic representation of climate change impacts,” undeniable trends and unpredictable weather that created “a horrific convergence of events,” says Chris Field.

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Fault dips figured in Kīlauea’s caldera collapse

Paul Segall used ground deformation measurements to create a simplified model of caldera collapse that can explain several surprising features observed in the 2018 Kīlauea eruption.

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Climate change can ‘supercharge’ wildfires in Australia through more extreme heat, drought

Severe wildfire conditions from heat and drought can’t be reversed and will increase if temperatures continue to warm, but different policies dealing with how to manage land vulnerable to wildfires can help reduce the risk, says Noah Diffenbaugh.

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Shutdown of US coal power facilities saved over 26,000 lives, study finds

"Rolling back emissions standards won’t just harm the climate, it will kill people, especially poorer people more likely to live near coal-fired power plants," says Rob Jackson.

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No nuke waste at Great Lakes

Nuclear waste must be moved to dry-cast storage, which "is probably safe for tens of hundreds of years but shouldn’t be considered a final solution," says Rod Ewing .

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Five things to know about Australia's devastating wildfires

"The long-term warming ... elevates wildfire risk. And that is exactly what we’re seeing in Australia right now," says Noah Diffenbaugh.

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Q&A: How climate change, other factors stoke Australia fires

"There is something just intrinsically terrifying about these big wildfires ... The wildfires are kind of the iconic representation of climate change impacts," says Chris Field.

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Everyday weather is linked to human-caused climate change in new study

"The fact that the influence of global warming can now be seen in the daily weather around the world ... is another clear sign of how strong the signal of climate change has become," says Noah Diffenbaugh.

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Grim and hopeful global trends to watch in 2020 (And fold into a zine)

Marshall Burke is one of a growing number of researchers who are training AI software to scan through satellite images to look for clues about where global health challenges exist and test solutions. 

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When U.S. emissions dropped, mortality dropped dramatically

“Not only have the emissions decreased, but the damages – the health damages – from those emissions have decreased very rapidly, more than 20% over the course of six years,” says Inês Azevedo.

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Animal agriculture costs more in health damage than it contributes to the economy

"At the margin, we're seeing that the damages from air pollution provided by farms are larger than the marginal value that the farms provide in economic terms," says Inês Azevedo. 

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This graphic shows how little is left of the planet’s carbon budget

“It’s a simple way of illustrating that the atmosphere has a finite capability to hold greenhouse gasses before bad things happen,” says Rob Jackson, who helped to create the graphic.

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Scientists discover the world’s oldest forest and its radical impact on life

The world's oldest trees, like those at Cairo, have a big effect on the ancient climate though weathering that causes chemical reactions, says Kevin Boyce.

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What Lies Beneath Is Important for Ice Sheets

“One of the reasons we’re studying Thwaites Glacier is because of its shape,” says Dustin Schroeder, adding that like the Antarctic ice sheets themselves, the massive glacier could have been a big contributor to sea level rise in the past.

 

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