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Earth Matters
Science and insights for people who care about Earth, its resources and its environment SUMMER 2017
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.
DYNAMIC EARTH
Europa moon

'Alien' ice on Earth

An extraterrestrial form of ice created in the lab shows how water solidifies under high pressures, giving insight to its formation on icy comets, moons, and planets.
OCEANS
Greenland satellite image

Greenland’s summer ocean bloom likely fueled by iron

Iron-rich meltwater from shrinking glaciers are fueling a summer bloom of phytoplankton off the Greenland coast.
SUSTAINABILITY
stack of books

Summer reading: Three books on sustainability and equity

Noah Diffenbaugh prompts first-year students to think about sustainability and equity with his selections for this year's Stanford Three Books Program.
ENERGY
oilfield at night

Climate impacts of super-giant oilfields go up with age

Neglecting the changing energy requirements of aging oilfields can lead to underestimated climate impacts.
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