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Field sees the big picture and distills complex detail into a cohesive whole. It’s no wonder the U.S. tapped him for leadership of the U.N.'s top climate change organization.

September 28, 2015

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.

September 19, 2015

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

September 17, 2015

Stanford researchers are working with local and federal agencies in Los Angeles, Sonoma and other drought-stricken California cities in an unprecedented effort to capture and reuse stormwater.

September 16, 2015

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.

September 11, 2015

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.

September 11, 2015

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

September 11, 2015

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

September 9, 2015

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

September 2, 2015

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

September 1, 2015
ESA 100 years

Stanford Earth professors are among the authors honored in the ESA centennial issue.

August 12, 2015
Scientists on a zodiac in West Antarctic Peninsula

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.

August 11, 2015

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.

July 30, 2015

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.

July 24, 2015

Chris Field will receive the 2015 Stephen H. Schneider award for the clear and compelling manner in which he has explained climate change science to the public. 

July 21, 2015
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.
July 10, 2015

A new study by E-IPER graduate student Gregory Bratman finds that walking in nature yields measurable mental benefits and may reduce risk of depression.

July 7, 2015

This year’s Stanford Earth graduates are well equipped to tackle some of humanity’s most urgent challenges.

June 17, 2015

By adapting neuroeconomics to environmental applications, Nik Sawe’s research explores how people process information while they are making environmental decisions.

June 17, 2015
Mark Zoback with student in front of a computer

Stanford University's Natural Gas Initiative will research many questions related to the responsible development of natural gas as a fuel supply in the United States and around the world.

June 16, 2015

David Lobell has been named the William Wrigley Senior Fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

May 27, 2015

New research by Greg Asner illustrates a hidden tapestry of chemical variation across the lowland Peruvian Amazon, with plants in different areas producing an array of chemicals that changes across the region’s topography. 

May 26, 2015

Rosemary Knight and E-IPER PhD student Nik Sawe were among the presenters at this year's Tedx Stanford event. 

May 19, 2015

A Stanford committee that included Chris Field and Pam Matson recommends that the university develop and evaluate two alternative ways to achieve fish passage at Searsville Dam.

May 6, 2015