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Noah Diffenbaugh
Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Earth's Noah Diffenbaugh has been appointed to the newly established California Climate-Safe Infrastructure Working Group to help address the effects of climate change on the state.

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Stanford News Service

Op-eds written by Stanford students have begun to be published — one outcome of a new Stanford Earth class that teaches students how to advocate for environmental policy issues.

wind mills
Stanford News Service

Stanford Earth's Eric Lambin, a professor of Earth system science, received a 2017 Environmental Venture Projects grant from the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment to assess adults' perceptions of pro-environment labeling on tobacco products.

In The News

Science Friday, Public Radio International

Geological Sciences PhD graduate Tom Benson discusses his research on lithium in supervolcanoes on Aug. 19 for Science Friday, a weekly radio program distributed to hundreds of public radio stations in the U.S.

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The New York Times

California offers lessons on how to deal with climate change that are broadly applicable to other states, cities and corporations, Noah Diffenbaugh says.

Monterey County Weekly

Rosemary Knight and her Stanford Earth team have found a considerable amount of freshwater in Marina's shallower aquifers.