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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.
A tale of two atolls: Stanford researchers study the impact of fishing on remote coral reefs
Submitted on Jun 6 2010

Stanford marine scientists and anthropologists are developing strategies for sustainable fishing by comparing two remote coral reef ecosystems – one inhabited, the other a "no-catch" reserve.

Op-Ed: Regrowing the Farm
Submitted on May 26 2010

"The Trustees…shall have power, and it shall be their duty… to maintain on the Palo Alto estate a farm for instruction in agriculture in all its branches."

Stanford's Pamela Matson urges U.S. to adopt coordinated research program on climate change
Submitted on May 24 2010

Temperatures are rising, and the U.S. must respond with a coordinated research program, said Stanford researcher Pamela Matson, who chaired a recent study by the National Research Council: "We need to focus not just on improving our fundamental understanding of climate change but also informing and expanding America's climate choices."

Julie Kennedy and Larry Diamond named faculty directors of Haas Center
Submitted on May 20 2010

Diamond and Kennedy will succeed Gabriel Garcia, who has served as faculty director since September 2006.Tom Schnaubelt, who joined the Haas Center as its executive director in April 2009, will continue in that capacity. They will assume their positions in the fall.

Environmental books suggest save-the-Earth climate might be entering a new phase (by Tom Hayden)
Submitted on Apr 20 2010

We have arrived at a strange moment in the history of the environmental movement, caught as we are between the political stagnation of Copenhagen in December and the celebration of Earth Day's 40th anniversary this week. It is a time, if three books now being published are any indication, for reassessment.

Get answers to your sustainability questions from SAGE (Sound Advice for a Green Earth)
Submitted on Mar 17 2010

Get answers to your sustainability questions from SAGE, a Stanford project dedicated to providing sound environmental advice and information to alumni and other members of the Stanford community. Students from environmental communications course IPER 200 look forward to answering your questions—and bridging the gap between scientific understanding and public awareness

Pam Matson and Buzz Thompson speak at Utah sustainability symposium
Submitted on Mar 17 2010

Pamela Matson, dean of the School of Earth Sciences at Stanford University addresses the topic of sustainability at the 15th annual Wallace Stenger Center Symposium Friday at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in Salt Lake City.

Deep in ancient seafloor sediments off Antarctica, Stanford researchers find insight into past and possible future climates
Submitted on Feb 18 2010

From a ship on the margin of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet, Stanford Earth scientist Rob Dunbar blogs about drilling seafloor sediments as old as 50 million years to find evidence of Earth's past climate – and clues to our future climate.

Professor Rob Dunbar blogs from Antarctica
Submitted on Feb 18 2010

Rob Dunbar is a globe-trotting marine geologist who studies earth’s climate history by diving in the tropics and collecting sediments in Antarctica. Concentrating on global environmental change over the past 50 to 12,000 years, Rob and his team collect samples from deep-sea corals and lake and ocean sediments and analyze their age, chemistry, and morphology for clues about air-sea interactions, tropical marine ecosystems and polar climate. He is W.M. Keck Professor of Earth Science and director of the Stanford University Stable Isotope Lab. An avid nature photographer, SCUBA-diver and teacher, Rob is reporting from East Antarctica on the Wilkes Land Expedition.