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Chris Field will receive the 2015 Stephen H. Schneider award for the clear and compelling manner in which he has explained climate change science to the public. 

July 21, 2015

Research by Tiziana Vanorio finds that fiber-reinforced rocks beneath Italy’s dormant Campi Flegrei supervolcano are similar to a wonder-material used by the ancients to construct enduring structures such as the Pantheon, and may lead to improved building materials.

July 9, 2015

A new Stanford study finds that the recent spike in triggered earthquakes in Oklahoma is primarily due to the injection of wastewater produced during oil production.

June 18, 2015

Stanford Earth researchers have devised a technique that transforms the tiny tremors generated by the everyday hustle and bustle of city life into a tool for probing the subsurface of Earth. 

May 28, 2015

An innovative new approach to meeting its energy needs will make Stanford one of the world's most energy-efficient universities.

April 16, 2015

Research by Chris Field finds that the amount of energy that could be generated from solar equipment constructed on and around existing infrastructure in California would exceed the state’s demand by up to five times.

March 18, 2015

New research by Jonathan Payne's lab refutes a hypothesis by the famed evolutionary biologist Stephen J. Gould that marine creatures underwent an “early burst” of functional diversity during the dawn of animal life.

March 4, 2015

In California, dry years coupled with warm conditions are more likely to lead to severe drought than dry, cool years, and the probability of warm and dry conditions coinciding is likely to increase under anthropogenic climate change. 

March 2, 2015

New technique exploits naturally occurring seismic waves to probe seafloor at less expense, and with fewer ill effects on marine life.

January 27, 2015

A new study by Frances Moore and Delavane Diaz finds that the ‘social cost’ of one ton of carbon dioxide emissions may not be $37, as previously estimated by a recent U.S. government study, but $220.

January 12, 2015

NASA's new Orbiting Carbon Observatory satellite will make the most precise and accurate measurements of atmospheric CO2 concentrations from space that scientists have ever had, said Anna Michalak, who has been involved in the project for over a decade.

July 3, 2014

Adam Brandt's work on developing ways to reduce energy consumption and contamination of drinking water supplies from amine-based CO2 capture techniques is one of several projects that received funding this year from the Environmental Venture Projects seed grant program of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment.

July 3, 2014

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