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Today, more than 1 billion people have inadequate access to energy, water and food. As the world population continues to grow to over 9 billion this century, demand for these resources will increase.

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Dean Pamela Matson commended graduating students for their accomplishments, emphasizing their ability to have a lasting impact in the years ahead.

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Stanford Earth’s Mid-Career Alumni Award is offered annually to alumni 45 years and younger who have made significant contributions to civil, government, business, or academic communities. 

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Stanford News Service

Stanford Earth lecturer Dan Reineman wins the Walter J. Gores Award, the university's highest teaching honor, for "being a beacon of light and positivity for students."

In The News

The Washington Post

Scientists, including ones at Stanford, are engaged in a bitter feud about how much of the nation's power can be generated through renewable sources.

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Fortune

Stanford's Jeffrey Ball writes about how the U.S. pullout from the Paris agreement will not stop efforts to protect the planet.

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Stanford Magazine

E-IPER PhD student Shannon Switzer Swanson researches the complex relationship between people and marine ecology in Indonesia.