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Earth Matters
Science and insights for people who care about Earth, its resources and its environment October 2015
Welcome to Earth Matters, a new online resource from Stanford University's School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences that aims to inform and add scientific insight to issues surrounding the management of Earth's resources.

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

The high cost of climate change


New research finds that without climate change mitigation, most countries will see an economic downturn by 2100.
HUMAN DIMENSIONS AND SUSTAINABILITY

How the brain makes environmental decisions

Brain scans reveal that negative emotional responses can drive decisions to protect Earth's resources.

ENERGY

Stanford study shows pipeline replacement programs are effective

Replacing older natural gas pipelines reduces leaks and improves safety.

OCEANS

Loose treaty interpretation threatens Antarctic species

Some countries argue that marine protected areas in the Southern Ocean will interfere with their right to fish.

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