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New Threats, New Opportunities »

September 17, 2018

During an event at the Global Climate Action Summit, experts from Stanford and the Woodrow Wilson International Center discussed new evidence to support a key EPA decision that established the need to protect people’s...

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford experts spotlight climate and health at Global Climate Action Summit »

September 11, 2018

Stanford experts discuss the linkages between climate change and health, an area that will be a focus of Stanford-led events at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco.

By Devon Ryan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Global Climate Action Summit-Affiliated Events »

August 29, 2018

Stanford researchers and students hosted a number of events in connection with the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco.

By Devon Ryan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

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Warming Temperatures Could Increase Suicide Rates  »

July 23, 2018

By comparing historical temperature and suicide data, researchers found a strong correlation between warm weather and increased suicides. They estimate climate change could lead to suicide rate increases across the U.S....

By Michelle Horton, Stanford Center on Food Security and the Environment

Poor Air Quality Responsible for One in Five Infant Deaths in Sub‑Saharan Africa »

June 27, 2018

Satellite measurements of air quality across sub-Saharan Africa revealed small improvements in air quality could be one of the most effective interventions to curb infant mortality rates.

By Michelle Horton, Stanford Center on Food Security and the Environment

Map showing percentage gain in GDP per capita in 2100 from achieving 1.5 degrees Celsius global warming instead of 2 degrees.

Climate Mitigation Could Yield Trillions in Economic Benefits »

May 23, 2018

Stanford scientists found that the global economy is likely to benefit from ambitious global warming limits agreed to in the United Nations Paris Agreement.

By Michelle Horton, Stanford Center on Food Security and the Environment

Best Case Scenario for International Climate Talks »

November 7, 2017

Experts from around the world are gathering in Bonn, Germany for the 23rd annual United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 23) to discuss a path to implementation of the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement.

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Satellites Measure Farm Yields  »

February 13, 2017

By using high-res images taken by the latest generation of compact satellites, Stanford scientists have developed a new capability for estimating crop yields from space. Measuring yields could improve productivity and...

By Ker Than, School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences

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Mapping Poverty with Satellite Data and Machine Learning  »

August 23, 2016

Poverty and the desperate pursuit of resources it engenders can be a powerful driver of damaging environmental impacts such as deforestation. Accurate and reliable information on the location of impoverished zones is...

By Michelle Horton, Center on Food Security and the Environment

Global Warming: Can World's Nations Agree on 2 Degrees? »

November 23, 2015

Stanford experts weigh in on Paris climate talks

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Economic Cost of Climate Change Higher Than Expected »

October 22, 2015

Research finds that without climate change mitigation, even wealthy countries will see an economic downturn by 2100.

By Laura Seaman, Center on Food Security and the Environment

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Climate Change as National Security Threat »

October 14, 2015

U.S. national security adviser Susan Rice calls climate change a "threat multiplier," advocates action.

By Clifton Parker, Stanford News Service