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Rescuing geologic and climate records

Postdoctoral researcher Daniel Ibarra recently traveled to the Philippines to collect cave deposits that are considered key to understanding changes in climate during ancient times.

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Grain and the green economy

In this Q&A, lecturer Liz Carlisle discusses unlikely allies in a polarized economy, agricultural sustainability and the importance of connecting students with rural land stewards.

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Undergrads honored for outstanding work in Introductory Seminars

JP Spaventa, '21, Zoe Von Gerlach, '21 and Andrew Ying, '21, were awarded for the project they created in geophysics professor Dustin Schroeder's Introductory Seminar, The Space Mission to Europa

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Volcanoes, archaeology and the secrets of Roman concrete

Geophysical processes have shaped Pozzuoli, Italy, like few other places in the world. Stanford students applied modern tools to understand those links and what it means to live with natural hazards as both threat and inspiration.

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Experts discuss rise in global carbon emissions

The Feb. 14 panel looked at the major causes behind the shift in global emissions, implications for reaching the target in the Paris Agreement, and how efforts can be focused to reduce future emissions.

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SEG honors Stanford Earth's Fantine Huot

The Geophysics PhD student's presentation was among the highest out of the 1,090 accepted presentations for the 2018 Annual Meeting Technical Program of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists.

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Making connections between science and spirituality

A workshop followed by a public conversation helped scientists find new ways to talk about their scientific research to audiences they do not often communicate with.

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Stanford Earth’s Tianze Liu receives AGU Outstanding Student Paper Award

Liu has received a second AGU Outstanding Student Paper Award for his research improving a methodology used to understand structures that affect seismicity.

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How do you shift an organization to advance sustainability goals?

Stanford Earth has launched its first online course to give working professionals access to best practices that drive sustainability. 

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It’s not always about “The Big One”: Why we mine for the little ones, too

The Mining Seismic Wavefields (MSW) project, a research collaboration between Stanford, USC, Caltech, and Georgia Tech, has developed and demonstrated new methods for seismological data mining.

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Can you explain science using only 1,000 common words?

Earth System Science PhD student Katerina Gonzales and colleagues found creative ways to discuss the warming of atmospheric rivers, or "sky long water things," for AGU's Up-Goer Five Challenge.

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MVP to PhD: My Stanford journey

Usua Amanam, a PhD candidate in energy resources engineering, discusses the experiences that led him to pursue research with professor Tony Kovscek.

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Q&A: Women in oceanography

Earth system science researchers Karen Casciotti and Colette Kelly discuss their paths to oceanography, the challenges they’ve faced and the changes they’ve seen in the field's culture and composition.

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Class brings marginalized voices to the forefront of environmental science

Created in response to student interest and advocacy, the new Stanford Earth course highlights issues at the intersection of environmental science and social justice.

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