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New evidence on the health Impacts of wildfire smoke

In a Sept. 18 webinar, Chris Field and Marshall Burke were among four Stanford panelists who discussed new evidence on the health impacts of exposure to wildfire and wildfire smoke, and implications for what individuals and policymakers can do to reduce impacts.

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Letter to the community: Voting is a civic duty

Dean Stephan Graham co-authored an op-ed with the deans of the School of Humanities and Sciences and the School of Engineering urging readers to "vote for the party and candidate of your choice, but by all means vote."

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New Stanford seed grants create pathways to sustainability

The sustainability initiative that arose out of the Long-Range Vision has awarded 17 seed grants providing one year of funding to faculty pursuing groundbreaking ideas for sustainability solutions.

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10 years of SURGE

The Summer Undergraduate Research in Geoscience and Engineering (SURGE) program celebrates 10 years of bringing students from diverse backgrounds to Stanford for a summer of Earth science research and graduate school preparation.

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Wildland fire hackathon addresses pressing issues

Students harnessed the power of big data analytics with the guidance of faculty and industry mentors to propose groundbreaking solutions to wildland fire issues in the third annual Big Earth Hackathon.

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Q&A: What does it mean to be Latinx in the geosciences?

As part an effort to celebrate and discuss identity, six Stanford Earth members share how their ethnic-cultural backgrounds have informed and impacted their careers.

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Indirect mortality from recent wildfires in CA

Recent wildfires on the West Coast have exposed numerous people to polluted air that has led to health problems and death. To minimize the risk of wildfires and air pollution, Marshall Burke is finding ways to understand what role climate change plays in the probability of wildfires.  

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Stanford webinar series highlights challenges to democracy in the U.S. and around the world

On Sept. 22, Marshall Burke explored how COVID-19 has impacted air quality and identified unintended benefits for the Democracy Matters webinar series.

 

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Earth system science student receives DOE fellowship

David Rogers, an Earth system science master's student, has received a Department of Energy Computational Science Fellowship to utilize computational science as a tool for discovery.

 

 

 

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ESA names winners of 2020 professional and student awards

Geological sciences PhD student Sandra Schachat received recognition from the Entomological Society of America for outstanding contributions to the Society, academic department, and the community, while still achieving academic excellence.

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2020 Stanford Earth graduate wins journalism award

The Society of Environmental Journalists has recognized Earth systems graduate Madison Pobis, ’20, for her original reporting on how sustainability efforts are impacting farmers.

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A calling from the mountains

With a career that balances mountaineering, teaching, and research, Hari Mix uses his background in Earth systems and geology to reconstruct past climates, examine mechanisms producing extreme precipitation, and teach the next generation of students about the planet.

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Making waves in academia and policy

From fieldwork in Hawaii to testifying in Congress, Kate Brauman, Environment and Resources PhD ’10, developed a career in water policy by embracing interdisciplinary interests, following her personal values, and being open to new opportunities – even when her path forward wasn’t clear.

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Stanford Earth Young Investigators high school internship program goes virtual

Stanford Earth’s summer internships have been redesigned to an online lecture series, exposing more local high school students to research in environmental sciences than ever before.

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Earth System Science PhD receives Fulbright grant

Hannah Joy-Warren, Earth System Science PhD ’20, will travel to Sweden to use autonomous underwater vehicles to measure atmosphere-ocean carbon exchange during winter in the Southern Ocean.

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Quest for security and empowerment

In the quest for food security, David Lobell’s investigation of environmental and technological changes affecting Indian agricultural productivity translates into real-world guidance for farm management decision-making. 

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