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Earth Matters
Science and insights for people who care about Earth, its resources and its environment September 2016
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.
EVOLUTION OF EARTH AND LIFE

Larger marine animals at higher risk of extinction

In today’s oceans, larger-bodied marine animals are more likely to become extinct than smaller creatures.
CLIMATE CHANGE

Extreme-weather winters are becoming more common in U.S.

The simultaneous occurrence of warm winters in the West and cold winters in the East has significantly increased in recent decades due to climate change.
HUMAN DIMENSIONS

Mapping poverty using satellite data and machine learning

Applying machine learning to satellite images could identify regions of poverty in Africa.
OCEANS

How wave dynamics and water flows affect coral reefs

Understanding what aids or degrades these sensitive ecosystems can help focus conservation efforts on reefs most likely to survive global warming.
 
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