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Today, more than 1 billion people have inadequate access to energy, water and food. As the world population continues to grow to over 9 billion this century, demand for these resources will increase.

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School News

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Stanford News Service

Op-eds written by Stanford students have begun to be published — one outcome of a new Stanford Earth class that teaches students how to advocate for environmental policy issues.

wind mills
Stanford News Service

Stanford Earth's Eric Lambin, a professor of Earth system science, received a 2017 Environmental Venture Projects grant from the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment to assess adults' perceptions of pro-environment labeling on tobacco products.

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Stanford News Service

Stanford Earth's Noah Diffenbaugh, a professor of Earth system science, chose this year's reading assignments for incoming first-year students, which explore the relationship between people and the environment.

In The News

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The Mercury News

Devin McMahon, a PhD candidate in Earth system science, won the San Francisco Marathon on Sunday, July 23.

Greenland satellite image

Greenland's meltwater is often associated with sea level rise but it also may be affecting marine food webs according to a new study.

radiation danger sign

Stanford Earth's Rod Ewing and George Washington University's Allison Macfarlane say the reopening of Yucca Mountain as a radioactive waste repository "will not address the systemic problems of the U.S. nuclear waste program."