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Earth Matters
Science and insights for people who care about Earth, its resources and its environment March 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.
OCEANS
bubbles rising through water

Blowing bubbles could help save coral reefs 

Artificial bubbles that transfer CO2 from the ocean to the atmosphere could reduce ocean acidification around coral reefs.
HUMAN DIMENSIONS
nighttime electrical lights in Africa

Night lights and machine learning used to study global poverty

Stanford scientists are comparing day- and nighttime satellite images in a novel way to identify global poverty zones.
NATURAL HAZARDS
Cajon Pass

Multi-fault ruptures can unleash stronger earthquakes 

Research based on a new study of California’s 1812 earthquake yields insights to improve future seismic hazard predictions.
ENERGY
man in hazmat suit at Fukushima Power Plant

Three lessons from Fukushima

Rodney Ewing reflects on three takeaways from the partial meltdown at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant on the fifth anniversary of the disaster.
 
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