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Earth Matters
Science and insights for people who care about Earth, its resources and its environment SEPTEMBER 2017
Earth Matters curates research from across Stanford on topics including energy, natural hazards, food, freshwater resources, climate change, and others. This monthly alert will notify you of the latest material available.
ENERGY
crater lake

Supervolcanoes: A key to America’s electric future?

Some ancient supervolcanoes host large deposits of the main ingredient used to make the lithium-ion batteries that power modern electronics.
FRESHWATER RESOURCES
wadi desert

Jordan faces more frequent long and severe droughts

A new analysis of regional drought and land-use changes in Syria suggests water conditions in downstream Jordan could get significantly worse.
SUSTAINABILITY
brick kiln

Combining forces to reduce brick kiln pollution

A Stanford team is combining satellite data and political persuasion to incentivize cleaner technology in South Asia. 
NATURAL HAZARDS
hurricane

Climate change, infrastructure and Hurricane Harvey 

Climate change and infrastructure planning contribute to the severity of impacts of extreme weather events like Hurricane Harvey.
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