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Map of circulation flows
February 22, 2016

The findings could help solve an outstanding mystery about the global ocean conveyor belt and improve future climate forecasts.

March 7, 2016

On the fifth anniversary of the partial meltdown at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant, Stanford's Rodney Ewing says we should rethink our language, reassess natural disaster risks and appreciate the links between nuclear energy and renewables.

Deforested hill
March 2, 2016

Collaborative efforts to reduce deforestation were more than twice as effective as "confrontational" programs developed by either industry or nongovernmental organizations, according to a first-of-its kind study.

Mark Zoback
February 22, 2016
Research by Stanford Earth's Mark Zoback finds that the recent spike in triggered earthquakes in Oklahoma is primarily due to the injection of wastewater produced during oil production.
Woman filling containers with water
February 19, 2016

The answer to the question is usually ‘no,’ but there are exceptions, says Rob Jackson.

Sally Benson at podium
February 19, 2016

Stanford’s Sally Benson talks energy systems analysis at MIT.


Green hills
February 16, 2016

 Analysis of ancient seabed rocks from disparate locations reveal that life did not rebound until anoxia had fully ebbed.

February 11, 2016

The amount of methane leaking from the gas leak in Aliso Canyon is comparable to the output of whole countries, Rob Jackson says.