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Computer model examines fate of indigenous peoples
Submitted on June 23, 2014

Modern cultures and technologies have crept into isolated communities in the world. Scientists have developed software to better understand how outside forces can affect the sustainability of indigenous peoples.

In this century, planet Earth is everyone's business
Submitted on June 19, 2014

Earth Sciences graduates are equipped to address major 21st century challenges, and, unlike prior generations, understand and deal with complex interconnections such as those among access to energy, water availability and food production. 

A ‘Surreal’ Arctic Celebration for Graduating Seniors
Submitted on June 13, 2014

Kevin Arrigo is the chief scientist of SUBICE, a research cruise investigating large under-ice algae blooms in the Arctic’s Chukchi Sea. Two members of the Kevin Arrigo’s Arctic research team – Caroline Ferguson and Erin Dillon – are graduating seniors. Since they will miss Stanford’s commencement on June 15, Arrigo, the crew and staff held a special ceremony for the students on board the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy.

Life clings to the ice
Submitted on June 13, 2014

Watch grad student Kate Lowry talk about the algae that cling to the bottom of the Arctic sea ice. Lowry is on a research cruise in the Chuchki Sea as part of the SUBICE project led by Kevin Arrigo, which is searching for massive phytoplankton blooms under the sea ice.

Mystery of ancient American lakes solved
Submitted on June 9, 2014

New Stanford research shows that enormous lakes that existed in the western United States during the peak of the last Ice Age grew large due to a cooler climate and a reduced evaporation rate. The finding could help improve computer simulations of climate change.

Big Computation
Submitted on May 27, 2014

The role of high-performance computing in the research of Noah Diffenbaugh and Hamdi Tchelepi are highlighted in a new article about how Stanford researchers use sophisticated algorithms run on powerful supercomputers to solve big problems.

A matter of degrees: 2 vs 4
Submitted on May 27, 2014

Fifteen minutes on extreme weather, global energy poverty and global warming by Prof. Noah Diffenbaugh at Stanford TedX : "There's still time to act….there's still hope."

Moving from mitigation to adaptation
Submitted on May 27, 2014

Bay Area communities must shift from trying to mitigate the effects of climate change to living in a world where warming has already happened, according to a new article coauthored by School of Earth Science students.

Europe Wheat Yields Forecast in Study to Fall on Climate Warming
Submitted on May 22, 2014

Projected yield losses for corn are about 10 percent, Stanford wrote in an online report, citing a study by researchers Frances Moore and David Lobell published in the journal Nature Climate Change.

Climate change affecting European farmers
Submitted on May 21, 2014

New Stanford research reveals that farmers in Europe will see crop yields affected as global temperatures rise, but that adaptation can help slow the decline for some crops.