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Branner Earth Sciences Library exhibit celebrates the Apollo missions

Maps and globes of the moon, photos of lunar expeditions and a transcript of a conversation between two Apollo 16 astronauts are on display at Stanford’s Branner Earth Sciences Library & Map Collections until mid-August.

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Jenny Suckale receives distinguished award from US government

Geophysics professor Jenny Suckale has received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), for her research to understand the mechanical stability of thawing permafrost.

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Sally Benson, Adam Brandt honored by Society of Petroleum Engineers

Benson received the International Health, Safety, and Environment Award and Adam Brandt received the Regional Health, Safety and Environment Award and the Regional Sustainability and Stewardship in the Oil and Gas Industry Award from SPE.

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Jake Levine receives scholarship for research in water systems

Jake Levine, an undergraduate in the Earth Systems Program, has been honored by the New York Water Environment Association, a statewide nonprofit organization of water quality management professionals.

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Stanford Earth's Eric Lambin awarded major environmental prize

Earth system science professor Eric Lambin has been honored with the 2019 Blue Planet Prize, an award widely considered the Nobel Prize for science that contributes to solving global environmental problems.

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Ice-observing experts gather at Stanford

Stanford Earth hosted more than 100 scientists from around the world July 8-12 for an International Glaciological Society (IGS) symposium on the cutting-edge field of ice-penetrating radar.

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Xyoli Pérez-Campos receives 2019 Early- to Mid-Career Alumni Award

Stanford Earth’s Early- to Mid-Career Alumni Award is presented to recent alumni who have  made significant contributions to civil, government, business, or academic communities.

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Paula Welander, Emily Polk receive Excellence in Teaching Awards

Recipients of the school’s annual Excellence in Teaching Awards are selected based on nominations from students, faculty, and alumni.

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Minerals Leader Brad Mills Recognized with Distinguished Alumni Award

An exploration geologist with vast business expertise, Mills sees a role for natural resources in renewing communities.

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Stanford Earth graduates: Meet the planet’s challenges

Stanford Earth graduates are uniquely prepared to deliver solutions for humanity’s critical challenges, according to Dean Stephan Graham.

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How does Earth’s carbon cycle work?

Earth system science professor Kate Maher writes about the mechanisms that heat and cool the planet, knowledge she also contributed to Smithsonian's new Hall of Fossils – Deep Time exhibition opening June 8 at the National Museum of Natural History.

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Daily Earth satellite imagery available to Stanford researchers

Stanford Libraries is now offering researchers analysis-ready images from Planet, a San Francisco based aerospace and data analytics company with "an unprecedented combination of fine spatial resolution and temporal frequency,” David Lobell said.

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Gordon Brown awarded 2018 Medal of Excellence in Mineralogical Sciences

Brown, a professor emeritus of geological sciences, was honored for scientific excellence and eminence as represented by long-term outstanding scientific publication in mineralogical sciences.

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Eric Dunham honored as an Outstanding Reviewer of 2018

The geophysics professor has been recognized for his role in the peer-review process, providing in-depth evaluations that greatly improved the final published papers, often over multiple rounds of revision.

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Geophysics alumna awarded for earthquake research

Greg Beroza comments on work by his former student, Marine Denolle, PhD '14, who received the 2019 Charles F. Richter Early Career Award for research on ground motion predictions for future earthquakes.

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Noah Diffenbaugh testifies in Congressional climate hearing

Diffenbaugh testified before the U.S. House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis on May 23, explaining the scientific realities of climate change and its impacts on the U.S.

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