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Rob Jackson one of two Stanford AAAS 2017 fellows

Rob Jackson, a professor of Earth system science, was selected for substantial contributions to our understanding of plant ecosystem biology, greenhouse gas effects and environmental sustainability.

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How Stanford Earth shaped a product designer’s path

From her time as an undergraduate to her current role as a product designer, the Stanford Earth alumna has drawn on skills of observation, empathy, and systems thinking.

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Noted geologist Stephan Graham named dean of Stanford Earth

Graham, an energy resources and sedimentary geologist who joined the Stanford faculty in 1980, will begin his new role Nov. 2. He succeeds Dean Pamela Matson, who led the school for 15 years.

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Connecting Local Knowledge with Environmental Policy

Stanford undergraduates gain hands-on experience with environmental policy work through unique internship program at California state agencies.

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Stanford launches center on global poverty and development

Stanford's new center includes Earth Systems Science professors David Lobell, Marshall Burke, Eric Lambin, Roz Naylor, and James Jones.

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Becoming a green VC

David Mount built a career as a green investor using people skills, analytical know-how, and scientific knowledge gained from his joint MS Environment and Resources/MBA degree program.

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Rosemary Knight wins 2017 Outstanding Educator Award

As a geophysics professor at Stanford Earth, Knight has put both graduate and undergraduate education at the forefront of her efforts.

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The garden tribe: A growing community

The pressures of urban life, a love for cooking, and concerns about toxic pesticides have driven city dwellers to examine what's on their plate, and many are inspired to grow their own food.

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Summer programs teach hundreds about our planet

Stanford Earth hosted students, teachers, and international visitors through its diverse educational programs this summer.

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Stanford Earth team a finalist for $1 million sustainability prize

A group led by geophysicist Rosemary Knight is one of six teams to be selected from an initial pool of 44 teams from 10 countries to compete in the final round.

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National Geographic grant takes Earth Systems junior to the Amazon

While many international research projects are carried out by graduate students, undergraduate Madeline Lisaius has pursued exploration in Ecuador since she started studying at Stanford as a freshman. Three years later, her ambitions are coming to fruition.

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Making a difference on Capitol Hill

Kai Anderson thought he would be a professor until a USGS fellowship landed him in a congressional office – and in the middle of environmental decision making. The job launched a long career working as a political influencer.

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Noah Diffenbaugh joins state's climate change working group

Stanford Earth's Noah Diffenbaugh has been appointed to the newly established California Climate-Safe Infrastructure Working Group to help address the effects of climate change on the state.

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Mastering the art of environmental and policy engagement

Op-eds written by Stanford students have begun to be published — one outcome of a new Stanford Earth class that teaches students how to advocate for environmental policy issues.

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Collaboration meets innovation in transformative Stanford environmental projects

Stanford Earth's Eric Lambin, a professor of Earth system science, received a 2017 Environmental Venture Projects grant from the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment to assess adults' perceptions of pro-environment labeling on tobacco products.

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Stanford’s Three Books program prompts students to think about sustainability and equity

Stanford Earth's Noah Diffenbaugh, a professor of Earth system science, chose this year's reading assignments for incoming first-year students, which explore the relationship between people and the environment.

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