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These stories offer a glimpse of the many ways in which faculty and students are addressing some of today's greatest challenges in the Earth and environmental sciences.

Exxon chief praises energy research
Submitted on Feb 23 2009

Rex Tillerson, the president and CEO of Exxon Mobil Corp., spoke on campus Tuesday night, praising the work of Stanford researchers and—in a recent switch of company policy—urging Congress to pass a carbon tax to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

GCEP announces $5.6 million in research awards
Submitted on Feb 4 2009

The Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP) at Stanford has broadened and accelerated access to its technology-patent rights and added more research activities to its portfolio under a revised agreement with its sponsors—ExxonMobil, GE, Schlumberger and Toyota.

Stanford launches $100 million initiative to tackle energy issues
Submitted on Jan 12 2009

Recognizing that energy is at the heart of many of the world's tribulations—economic, environmental and political—Stanford is establishing a $100 million research institute to focus intently on energy issues, President John Hennessy told a capacity crowd Monday afternoon in Memorial Auditorium.

Filipinos Draw Power From Buried Heat
Submitted on Oct 4 2008

ORMOC, Philippines -- Ferdinand Marcos, the despot who ruled here for 21 years, is remembered mainly for the staggering quantity of his wife's shoes. But there is another Marcos legacy, and it is drawing new attention at a time of high oil prices, global warming and urgent questions about the role of government in alternative energy development.