Summer 2016
Stanford Earth Insider
A quarterly newsletter for the Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences community

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Summer Reading

A summer reading list on Earth 

Check out 18 faculty-suggested books on Earth’s beauty, resources, and challenges that you may want to catch up on or share with a friend. Read on and you will find some Stanford connections too.
125 years at Stanford Earth

125 years of Earth at Stanford             Video

Explore the rich 125-year history and context of groundbreaking research at Stanford's School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences in this visual journey.  
Bob Coleman

"Keep the Earth green and prosperous!"

Bob Coleman hailed 2016 graduates with that imperative as he accepted the Distinguished Alumni Award. Professors Stephan Graham and Gordon Brown were awarded for leadership and teaching. 


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Save the date: Stanford Earth Alumni Reception at Fall Reunion 2016

4 to 6 pm, October 21, Hartley Terrace, Mitchell Building, Stanford

Save the date: Earth Matters Los Angeles 

6 to 9 pm, December 6, California Science Center, Los Angeles

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In The News

Noah Diffenbaugh
Noah Diffenbaugh is interviewed about the accuracy of Donald Trump's comments on the state of the California drought. 
CNN International, May 29, 2016
Saltpond photo: Andy Revkin
Writer Andy Revkin reflects on the meaning of the Anthropocene, citing Generation Anthropocene, a podcast series developed at Stanford Earth.
Dot Earth, New York Times, April 3, 2016
Rob Jackson, Rene Marsh
Rob Jackson is featured in a CNN investigative story about aging infrastructure, including old pipelines and natural gas leaks in U.S. cities.
CNN, May 28, 2016

Earth Matters - Research and Ideas

Vlad Butsky/Under CC/Flickr

A 'water windfall' beneath the Central Valley    

New research indicates that California's Central Valley harbors three times more ground water than previously estimated, but using it poses challenges.
Jenny Suckale

Computing for natural disaster reduction  Video

At TEDx Stanford, Jenny Suckale shows us how the behavior of a melting glacier in the Antarctic doesn’t act like a melting ice cube, and why that matters.  
Nanoparticles in DNA

Using DNA to investigate cleaner energy  

DNA-embedded nanoparticles can survive the harsh environments of geothermal systems, allowing for better mapping of cleaner energy sources. 

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