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Earth Matters
Science and insights for people who care about Earth, its resources and its environment April 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.
SUSTAINABILITY
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Pursuing Sustainability

In a new book, Pamela Matson and her coauthors offer a roadmap for how we can transition to sustainability for the wellbeing of our planet and future generations.
DYNAMIC EARTH
map of seafloor canyon

Currents Help Sculpt Seafloor Canyons

Stanford researchers have better defined the powerful processes that carved some of the largest canyons on Earth, deep under the oceans.
NATURAL HAZARDS
USGS map of Japan quake

Stanford scientists react to Japan and Ecuador quakes

Geophysicists say the earthquakes are a tragic reminder that monitoring less active faults is vital for accurate hazards assessments. 
CLIMATE CHANGE
dry California mountain pass

Rise of the 'Ridiculously Resilient Ridge'

Atmospheric patterns like those that appeared during the latter half of California's ongoing drought are becoming more common.
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