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Nature could suck up 21 percent of our greenhouse gas emissions

Stanford Earth's Katharine Mach argues that decarbonizing needs to come from many sources, ranging from fully biological to engineered.

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Part of the answer to climate change may be America's trees and dirt

“We need to pay attention to everything that’s happening across different landscapes,” says Stanford Earth's Katharine Mach. “So much of this is tied to the way we grow food.”

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U.S. could meet Paris emissions pledge with 'natural climate solutions'

Stanford Earth professor Sally Benson comments on a new study assessing the potential for reforestation, land-use changes and other ecosystem-based approaches to help mitigate climate change.

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Deadliest wildfire in California's history portends what's to come

Stanford Earth's Noah Diffenbaugh explains the connections between climate change and wildfire risk – and why failure to recognize that risk is extremely dangerous for California.

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"The new abnormal": Wildfires and climate change

Stanford Earth's Noah Diffenbaugh explains how human activity is making wildfires more frequent and more severe as a guest on NPR's 1A.

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Add climate change to the list of things blockchain is supposed to solve

Stanford Earth's Katharine Mach says there’s a danger in assuming blockchain, the technology behind Bitcoin, will be a miracle cure for climate change. "It's essentially can-kicking ethics."

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‘Himalayan viagra’ under threat from climate change

A study co-authored by Stanford Earth professor Eric Lambin looks into how global warming has played a role in the survival of the fungus Ophiocordyceps sinensis.

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The Tibetan caterpillar fungus is in trouble

Research co-authored by Stanford Earth's Eric Lambin conclusively shows what others have suspected: A precious fungus is disappearing, as a result of a double whammy of overharvesting and warming weather.

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There may be troves of liquid water hiding in Greenland's ice

A first-of-its-kind analysis from Stanford Earth researchers including Dustin Schroeder has revealed a surprising amount of liquid water encased in solid ice inside Greenland’s Store Glacier. 

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California farms feed the U.S., but their land is sinking

The Central Valley is one the main food suppliers in the U.S., but it now faces a host of environmental concerns. Research from Stanford Earth shows over-pumping aquifers can release toxic arsenic.

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For some poor countries, climate science comes too late

Stanford Earth's Katharine Mach explains the climate data gap, which allows scientists to say to say much more specifically how climate change will play out in Europe and North America compared to other places.

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‘I Don’t Know That It’s Man-Made,’ Trump Says of Climate Change. It Is.

Research led by Stanford Earth scientists shows that, contrary to the picture painted by President Trump on "60 minutes," not doing anything about climate change could cost trillions of dollars. 

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Scientists to Trump: ‘Zero Reason’ to Expect a Climate Reversal

Noah Diffenbaugh of Stanford Earth helps to explain why the existence of past cool periods – including the Ice Age – aren’t evidence the current warming trend is illusory.

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Global warming to leave us crying in our costlier beer

Stanford Earth's David Lobell comments on research that shows increasing bouts of extreme heat waves and drought will hurt barley production enough to double beer prices. 

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How geology tells the story of evolutionary bottlenecks and life on Earth

Geophysics professor Norm Sleep discusses his recent Astrobiology paper describing how Earth’s ancient geology can be used to test theories about the evolution of life.

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Biosphere 2 legacy lives on more than quarter century later

Stanford Earth's Chris Field explains how a New Age-style experiment in the Arizona desert has become "an important piece in our portfolio for understanding climate change."

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