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Seed grants help ideas grow

Rosamond Naylor, Noah Diffenbaugh, Scott Fendorf, and others are featured in this collection of research funded by seed grants, which are often used to try out risky, early-stage ideas.

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Simona Onori: Exemplary young educator

The energy resources engineering professor has received the 2018 Ralph R. Teetor Education Award from SAE International, a global organization for engineering professionals. 

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DCI participant uses “Wild Writing” to preserve Colorado landscape

Through the Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute (DCI), which helps professionals enter roles with social impact, Sydney Macy found inspiration in Richard Nevle's Wild Writing course.

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Stranger than fiction: Climate storytelling

Stanford Earth's James Holland Jones discusses what makes stories a powerful way to communicate complex information and how the emerging genre of climate fiction (Cli-Fi) may motivate behavior change.

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Promoting sustainable solutions

Stanford University president Marc Tessier-Lavigne discusses how Stanford is developing new energy strategies and confronting climate change.

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Rob Jackson named fellow at CASBS at Stanford

Jackson is one of five Stanford scholars who will be among 34 fellows in residence at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) during the 2019-20 academic year.

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Stanford Earth faculty receive HAI 2019 Seed Grants

Jef Caers, Kate Maher, Roz Naylor and Rob Dunbar received funding for research projects that use AI to support humanity, foster collaborations and help to guide the future of AI.

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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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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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