A pioneer in the analysis of global land use change, Lambin employs advanced data collection and satellite imagery to understand human decision making and its influence on ecosystems and global environmental change.
Moderated by 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl, panelists including Prof. Chris Field will discuss climate change, its impacts, dangers and possible solutions on Oct. 24, 9 a.m.
All countries, including wealthy economies like the United States, struggle with problems of food availability, access, and nutrition, said Stanford professor Rosamond Naylor in an Earth Matters lecture on the challenge of alleviating global hunger.
The extreme atmospheric conditions associated with California’s crippling drought are far more likely to occur under today’s global warming conditions than in the climate that existed before humans emitted large amounts of greenhouse gases, Stanford scientists say.
A new study coauthored by Rob Jackson cast doubt on the claim that hydraulic fracturing is causing drinking water to be contaminated by methane. "In about half the cases we believe the contamination came from poor cementing and in the other half it came from well casings that leaked," Jackson said.
Earth Sciences professors Kevin Boyce and David Lobell discuss the unexpected benefits of winning 2013 MacArthur Fellowships.
Rising supplies of natural gas could benefit the environment by replacing coal as a fuel for electricity, but hydraulic fracturing poses dangers for people living near the wells, a new analysis finds. We can do better, the authors say.
An integrated approach to managing soil and crops could help meet the demand of rapidly rising population while reducing greenhouse gases that drive climate change
All of Northern California is at risk of increased lightning strikes and wildfires over the next 72 hours, writes Daniel Swain.
Earth Sciences Dean Pamela Matson was appointed to the board of the new Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, created by the U.S. Department of Agriculture