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Stanford Natural Gas Initiative targets energy poverty

Symposium convenes 130 thought leaders from 12 countries to discuss solutions to energy poverty in developing economies.

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Stephan Graham awarded for lifetime of distinguished research and teaching

Graham has developed seminal research in the field of sedimentation and tectonics and has mentored generations of graduate students. 

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Sustainable Stanford

Sustaining Earth’s resources is more than a matter of academic interest. It’s ingrained in the way Stanford educates students, conducts research, operates its buildings and supports campus life.

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Stanford Educational Farm hosts class sessions from across campus

Stanford Earth aims to draw more than 1,000 students from multiple majors for field learning every year at its working farm, complete with animals and crops.

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Making Stanford’s Roble Hall sustainable for its second century

The historic Roble Hall houses a multifaceted program that focuses on hard questions, like how to get 300 students engaged daily and deeply with sustainability.

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Roland Horne elected Fellow, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

Prof. Roland Horne, Thomas Davies Barrow Professor of Earth Sciences, Senior Fellow, Precourt Institute for Energy, Energy Resources Engineering, Stanford University, received the title of "Fellow, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo". 

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Stanford's Generation Anthropocene podcast launches new season

Started by two graduate students, the Generation Anthropocene podcast has grown into an award-winning production and beloved undergraduate course.

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Rodney Ewing elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Professor Rodney Ewing is recognized for his research on the suitability of ceramic materials for engineered nuclear waste storage.

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Navigating the guts of an ancient submarine canyon

Tourists flock to Point Lobos State Natural Reserve near Monterey, Calif., for its breathtaking coastal views and glimpses of the playful sea otters and other marine mammals that can be found among its waters. But the site has long attracted geologists for a very different reason.

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Pamela Matson to step down as Stanford Earth dean

The scope of research and teaching at the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences greatly expanded under Matson, one of the university’s longest serving deans.

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Rob Jackson urges community to convey benefits of climate action

Rather than talk about the negative things, point to the co-benefits of finding climate solutions – from economics and jobs to water and the air we breathe.

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Erik Sperling awarded Sloan Fellowship

The fellowship recognizes early-career scholars poised to become leaders in their field. Sperling is an assistant professor of geological sciences at Stanford Earth.

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Pursuing a career in energy

Jamal's interest in a career that helps the world meet its energy needs has taken him from Ghana to Alaska, where he now works as an associate drilling engineer with ConocoPhillips.

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Modeling Gas Hydrates

Stanford Earth's Laura Dafov and Zachary Burton have won the 2017 Global Energy Forum video competition with a video about their pioneering efforts in the modeling of gas hydrate systems.

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Stanford Earth course takes students to the extremes

New course covering deep sea microbes and outer space draws students from all majors into the study of planet Earth.

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Stanford Earth’s Ellen Ward Receives AGU Outstanding Student Paper Award

Ward's research examines the impacts of climate change and local hydropower development on muskrats living in Canada’s Peace-Athabasca Delta.

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