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EPA's late changes to fracking study downplay risk of drinking water pollution

Rob Jackson criticizes the EPA's decision to make last-minute edits to a scientific study of hydraulic fracturing's effects on the nation's drinking water, which downplayed the risk of pollution that can result from the well-drilling technique known as fracking.

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The carbon offset program might not be so bad after all

Stanford Earth's Christa Anderson explains how California's carbon offset program could positively affect forests across the country.

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111 day trek to found a field school

Stanford Earth alumni Zach Brown, Director of the Inian Islands Institute, grew up in the small town of Gustavus, Alaska. After completing his Ph.D. at Stanford University and studying the effects of climate change on ecosystems in the Arctic and Antarctic, he decided to return to Alaska and start a field school dedicated to educating the next generation of environmental leaders.

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The world’s poorest most at risk from drought, conflict

Even a small increase in drought occurrence can lead to a huge spike in human conflict, says Stanford Earth's Marshall Burke.

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How the western water wars may end

An increasingly combination of hot temperatures and low precipitation could mean more droughts for California's future, Stanford Earth's Noah Diffenbaugh says. 

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This is what climate change sounds like, in D minor

Despite spending countless hours of her Ph.D. at Stanford making visits to remote stretches of Alaska, poring over yellow cedar measurements and photos and ultimately publishing her findings, Lauren Oakes was about to experience her data in a new way.

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Glam Grads Q&A: Dana Chadwick on landscape biogeochemistry

The Daily reached out to environmental earth system science Ph.D. candidate Dana Chadwick about her research interests in landscape biogeochemistry and ecosystem ecology.

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Dear College Students: You Should Take Geology

Few disciplines in today's world play such a significant role in how society operates and what we can do to protect our future.

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Satellite images used to predict poverty

Researchers have combined satellite imagery with AI to predict areas of poverty across the world.

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Does the new La Niña forecast mean a dry winter for California?

Stanford Earth's Daniel Swain explains that the expected La Niña could end up being fairly weak and open up the possibility for normal rainfall in Southern California. 

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Scientists warn world will miss key climate target

Chris Field warns that the world will miss the 1.5C goal set by the IPCC to head off the worst effects of climate change.

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