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Earth Matters
Science and insights for people who care about Earth, its resources and its environment March 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
Point Lobos

Navigating the guts of an ancient submarine canyon 

Tourists flock to Point Lobos for its breathtaking coastal views and wildlife, but the site has long attracted geologists for a very different reason.
ENERGY
oil drilling illustration

New tool reduces risk of manmade earthquakes

A new software tool reduces the risk of manmade earthquakes by calculating the probability of oil and gas water injections triggering fault slips.
FRESH WATER RESOURCES
Meredith Goebel

Mapping the seawater threat to California's Central Coast aquifers 

Scientists use earth-imaging technologies to study the intrusion of saltwater into freshwater aquifers along the Monterey Bay coastline.
FOOD AND AGRICULTURE
grasslands

How might climate change affect U.S. grasslands?

Atmospheric dryness affects U.S. grasslands much more than rainfall — a finding that could help predict how plants react to climate change.
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