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Prof. Norm Sleep thinks some of the newly discovered water on Mars could be habitable.

In an op-ed, Chris Field and Noah Diffenbaugh explain why a rainy winter brought about by a strong El Niño won't be enough to pull California out of drought.

Stanford Earth scientists find that the evidence for a recent pause in the rate of global warming lacks a sound statistical basis.

A new study co-authord by Ken Caldeira found that burning all the world's coal, oil and natural gas would lead to temperature increases that would melt Antarctica's ice sheet and raise sea level more than 200 feet.

Brain scans reveal how people make decisions to protect environmental resources and show why environmental philanthropy might be unique.

Stanford Earth students Nina Brooks and KC McKanna were captured in a photo alongside a New York Times story on the rise of the University's Economics Department. The women, who are PhD students in E-IPER, are focused on environmental economics.

The extraordinary strength of the present El Niño may lead to a particularly wet winter in California, but Noah Diffenbaugh and Daniel Swain say that it might not be enough to end California's worst drought on record.

Stanford study proves pipeline replacement programs are effective

Replacing older natural gas pipelines reduces leaks and improves consumer safety.

Ice sheets may be more resilient than thought

A new study by PhD students Matthew Winnick and Jeremy Caves suggests that today's ice sheets may be more resilient to increased carbon dioxide levels than previously thought.

Arsenic attaches to water that's 'too pure'

Stanford Earth scientist Scott Fendorf helped discover how trace amounts of arsenic were moving from sediments into groundwater aquifers in Southern California.

Study reveals mysterious pathogen in higher concentrations than thought in trailside ticks in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Following the tragic earthquake in Nepal earlier this year, engineers and members of the Nepali Department of Education are using a documentary created by Stanford Earth's Anne Sanquini to inspire earthquake-resistant construction as the country rebuilds.

This year's El Niño might be one of the strongest on record. Stanford Earth PhD candidate Daniel Swain discusses what to expect in California.

We can't journey to the center of the Earth, but that hasn't stopped us finding out what is down there. Associate Prof. Wendy Mao provides her perspective on studying Earth's interior.

The private library of Stanford's first geology professor, John Casper Branner, was the foundation on which the Branner Earth Sciences Library & Map Collections was built. Branner, Stanford's second president, kept his collection in the Geology Corner, and loaned materials to students, faculty, alumni and all scientists. A case of memorabilia is on display at the library through September.

Science magazine cover

Italian supervolcano research featured on cover of Science

The cover of this week's issue of Science features Tiziana Vanorio's research, which found similarities between fiber-reinforced rocks beneath Italy’s dormant Campi Flegrei supervolcano and Roman concrete.

Worldview interviewed David Lobell, the Deputy Director of the Center on Food Security and the Environment at Stanford, about how to reduce the risks raised by homogenous crops and increase resilience in our agricultural system.

Stanford Earth's Marshall Burke and Ken Caldeira discuss what is at stake with a changing climate, from rising human conflict to global political tensions that might arise from radical solutions.

Scientists on a zodiac in West Antarctic Peninsula

Melting glaciers feed Antarctic food chain

New Stanford Earth research reveals that large areas of open water in the Southern Ocean are benefiting phytoplankton blooms that help support the Antarctic food chain and mitigate the effects of climate change.

Rob Jackson comments on troubling new findings that drought can have lasting "legacy" effects on trees that linger long after water shortages are over.

Stanford scientist's investigations show that drinking water sources may be threatened by thousands of shallow oil and gas wells mined with the controversial process of hydraulic fracturing. A new study suggests safeguards.

E-IPER graduate student Gregory Bratman found that volunteers who walked briefly through a lush, green portion of the Stanford campus were more attentive and happier afterward.

This week's episode of Generation Anthropocene goes on a deep dive into some of the planet's more mysterious water sources.
Congratulations to Kevin Arrigo, Marshall Burke, David Lobell, Rosemary Knight, and Roz Naylor, who have been awarded seed grants from the Stanford Woods Institute's Environmental Venture Projects.


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