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Earth Matters
Science and insights for people who care about Earth, its resources and its environment October 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.
CLIMATE CHANGE
glacier

Studies offer direct glimpse of Antarctic glacier melt from below

The amount of warm ocean water penetrating the undersides of glaciers in West Antarctica and melting them from below has increased significantly since the mid-2000s.
ENERGY
seismograph

Satellites could help reduce triggered earthquake risks

The largest recorded earthquake in East Texas was triggered by the high-volume injections of wastewater, a new satellite study reveals.
DYNAMIC EARTH
 desert

Rainfall records chronicle central Asia's radical transformation

Stanford scientists are using rainfall declines revealed by signatures in ancient soil to piece together how central Asia dried out over the last 23 million years.
OCEANS
melting ice

Future of Southern Ocean uncertain  

Efforts to adopt effective marine protected areas in the Southern Ocean are being thwarted by political infighting and fishing interests.
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