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Earth may be approaching 'tipping point'
Submitted on Jun 8 2012

The planet may be nearing a critical threshold, beyond which environmental changes will be rapid and unpredictable, according to a study co-authored by E-IPER Affiliated Faculty Elizabeth Hadly.

NASA mission finds massive algal blooms under Arctic sea ice
Submitted on Jun 7 2012

The "impossible" discovery, spearheaded by E-IPER Affiliated Faculty Kevin Arrigo, is a harbinger of major changes in Arctic ecosystems as the planet warms.

Why Some Things Should Not Be For Sale
Submitted on May 25 2012

E-IPER Affiliated Faculty Debra Satz explores the moral limits of free markets in a democratic society.

Stanford scientists document fragile land-sea ecological chain
Submitted on May 18 2012

A new study quantifies one of the longest invisible chains of life ever documented.

"If you are engaged, you will never be bored"
Submitted on May 16 2012

E-IPER Faculty Director Peter Vitousek discusses his 28 years of working at Stanford.

The Influence of Climate Change on Corn
Submitted on Apr 23 2012

E-IPER Affiliated Faculty Member Noah Diffenbaugh is first author on a paper published in Nature Climate Change which discusses the affect climate change is having on corn crops.

Is Soy a Sustainable Food?
Submitted on Apr 13 2012

Created as a product of ENVRES 200, SAGE (Sound Advice for a Green Earth) is a regular column in the Stanford Magazine.  A piece about soy was recently featured in the Stanford Report.

E-IPER Affiliated Faculty and Freeman Spogli Institute Senior Fellows respond to Bill Gates
Submitted on Apr 9 2012

Wally Falcon and Jeremy Weinstein are among those that call for policy, aid and innovation to help world’s poorest.

Alumna Kate Brauman wins Best Early Career Poster award at the Planet Under Pressure meeting
Submitted on Apr 3 2012

The poster, entitled "Water Wise: Are We Getting Enough Crop per Drop?", describes Kate's work characterizing differences in agricultural water use with respect to location, climate and crop.

Using Weather Models to Place Wind Farms
Submitted on Apr 2 2012

E-IPER Affiliated Faculty member Mark Jacobson is lead author on a study about offshore wind farms.