Stanford Earth students Nina Brooks and KC McKanna were captured in a photo alongside a New York Times story on the rise of the University's Economics Department. The women, who are PhD students in E-IPER, are focused on environmental economics.
A new study co-authord by Ken Caldeira found that burning all the world's coal, oil and natural gas would lead to temperature increases that would melt Antarctica's ice sheet and raise sea level more than 200 feet.
Following the tragic earthquake in Nepal earlier this year, engineers and members of the Nepali Department of Education are using a documentary created by Stanford Earth's Anne Sanquini to inspire earthquake-resistant construction as the country rebuilds.
The private library of Stanford's first geology professor, John Casper Branner, was the foundation on which the Branner Earth Sciences Library & Map Collections was built. Branner, Stanford's second president, kept his collection in the Geology Corner, and loaned materials to students, faculty, alumni and all scientists. A case of memorabilia is on display at the library through September.
Worldview interviewed David Lobell, the Deputy Director of the Center on Food Security and the Environment at Stanford, about how to reduce the risks raised by homogenous crops and increase resilience in our agricultural system.