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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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Architecture magazine highlights the farm

Architecture magazine dezeen features the work of CAW Architects to create an agricultural complex that serves the needs of farmers, students and the community at the O'Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm.

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Research collaboration to pinpoint methane ‘Super Emitters’

Earth system science professor Rob Jackson is collaborating on a project with the Berkeley Lab to monitor emissions of methane in California.

 

 

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America the beautiful

Geological sciences professor George Hilley discusses teaching "Our National Parks," a two-unit course that includes a weekend field trip to Pinnacles National Park and helps undergraduates build relationships with the land.

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Alumna named to 2019 Grist 50!

Alumna Deepti Singh, ESS PhD '15, an assistant professor at Washington State University, has been named to the 2019 Grist 50! for her innovative solutions to the biggest challenges that face our globe.

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NAS committee to examine climate interventions

Earth system science professor Chris Field is co-chair of a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS) committee analyzing geoengineering strategies that reflect sunlight to cool Earth.

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Stanford Energy Ventures: Why it works

Energy resources engineering graduate student David McColl writes about the course "ENERGY 203: Stanford Energy Ventures" and what makes it an effective format for developing climate mitigation project ideas.

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Camping through Stanford

Sarayu Pai writes in The Stanford Daily about her experience taking "GEOLSCI 5: Living on the Edge," a one-unit weekend field trip along the Pacific coast that teaches students about local geology.

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Cities can follow Stanford’s energy makeover to cut CO2 emissions

With a few changes to existing energy operations, Stanford could further reduce its carbon footprint and costs in a model that other large campuses, towns and even cities can benefit from, a new study finds.

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Machine learning in geoscience: Riding a wave of progress

Greg Beroza writes about how machine learning offers a new way to use massive amounts of geoscience data to tackle complex, unsolved problems in the context of a March 2019 conference he helped organize.

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ERE PhDs receive third place in DOE contest

Ahinoam Pollack and Ayaka Abe created a project for the 2019 Geothermal Student Competition they hope "will help people better understand geothermal energy."

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