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December 12, 2018
As the climate changes, animals that can only survive in certain temperature ranges are being forced to relocate or perish. Pikas – small, arguably... Read More
December 10, 2018
The 2018 fire season in California gave Stanford experts much to think about, including how the state can develop better policies for preventing... Read More
smokestacks and wind turbines
December 5, 2018 | Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences
woman in VR goggles
November 30, 2018
Utter the words “ocean acidification” in mixed company, and you’ll probably get blank stares. Although climate change has grown steadily in the... Read More
U.S. Capitol
November 8, 2018
The recent midterm elections could have far-reaching implications for the direction of federal- and state-level environment and energy policy. Chris... Read More
Goodfellow's Tree Kangaroo
November 5, 2018
No one had reported seeing the strange creature – a cross between a bear and a monkey – since before the Great Depression. Then, this past summer, an... Read More
October 15, 2018
Stanford scientists have revealed the presence of water stored within a glacier in Greenland, where the rapidly changing ice sheet is a major... Read More
solar panels
October 4, 2018
The global transition to low-carbon economies is dramatically transforming the investment landscape, especially in the enormous sectors of energy,... Read More
October 2, 2018
As Hurricane Florence ground its way through North Carolina, it released what might politely be called an excrement storm. Massive hog farm manure... Read More