May 2018
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Stanford Earth Matters magazine curates research from across Stanford on topics including energy, natural hazards, food, freshwater resources, climate change, and others. Check out our new magazine home with easy-share social features.
Cityscape climate change

Climate mitigation could yield trillions in economic benefits

Stanford scientists found that the global economy is likely to benefit from ambitious global warming limits established in the United Nations Paris Climate Agreement.
Brown kelp

A process in bacteria may shed light on ancient environments

Sterols appearing in the rock record have been used to determine when and how eukaryotic algae came to dominate oceans. But those sterols could also have been produced by bacteria.
Kilauea volcano

Understanding Kilauea: a different flavor of volcano

Geophysicist and volcanologist Paul Segall discusses what makes Hawaii's Kilauea volcano unique and the future of volcano forecasting.
Fresh water

Energy-saving wastewater project taps anaerobic bacteria

A wastewater treatment plant now under construction will be the largest to test a technology that reduces the cost of cleaning water. The key: bacteria that eschew oxygen while producing burnable methane.
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