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Current U.S. tax code has minimal effect on CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions
Submitted on June 27, 2013

Committee including Assistant Prof. Noah Diffenbaugh says that tax policies targeting emissions directly could make substantial contribution to meeting climate change objectives

A teacher, par excellence
Submitted on June 24, 2013

Assistant Professor Rajaratnam teaches a "stellar" class in which students want to re-enroll.

Stanford's School of Earth Sciences awarded 104 degrees yesterday during the University's 122nd graduation day.
Submitted on June 18, 2013

A new generation of Earth, energy and environmental scientists and engineers: Dean Pamela Matson encourages graduates to continue tackling the challenging resource and sustainability issues of the 21st century

More frequent extreme heat during flowering presents risk for global crop production: Corn and rice are particularly vulnerable
Submitted on June 17, 2013

Stanford scientists find that regardless of the impact of other global environmental change factors, such as increasing atmospheric CO2, more frequent extreme heat exposure during flowering will pose risks for global crop production in the coming decades. The research appeared in Environmental Research Letters as a written report accompanied by a video abstract.

Can you blame Moore on global warming?
Submitted on May 21, 2013

Noah Diffenbaugh on what we don't know about how global warming will likely impact humans

One scientist's battle to combat climate change
Submitted on June 11, 2013

"A prominent scientist loudly advocating for sweeping public policy changes," climate researcher Ken Caldeira is professor (by courtesy) in Environmental Earth System Science.

Michael Osborne wins AAAS Mass Media Fellowship
Submitted on May 6, 2013

Environmental science grad student, KZSU DJ and podcast producer will spend summer at KQED in San Francisco

Helping farmers adapt to climate change
Submitted on February 20, 2013

David Lobell and his team apply a model of global agricultural trade to investigate the benefits of investing in agricultural adaptation

Chris Field, Mark Zoback named to National Academy of Sciences advisory group for Gulf of Mexico program
Submitted on June 11, 2013

Stanford professors Chris Field and Mark Zoback are among 24 advisors appointed by the National Academy of Sciences to design programs focused on human health, environmental protection and oil system safety for the Gulf of Mexico and U.S. Outer Continental Shelf.

Stanford scientists urge action on global climate change
Submitted on May 23, 2013

California Gov. Jerry Brown accepted a consensus statement signed by 520 scientists, including 48 from Stanford, that sounds the alarm on climate change and offers recommendations for solving global environmental challenges.