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Stanford professor retracts $10 million libel suit against scientific critic, academic journal

Civil and environmental engineering professor Mark Z. Jacobson has voluntarily withdrawn a $10 million libel lawsuit against an academic critic and the National Academy of Sciences’ (NAS) official journal for publishing a report disputing his research on renewable energy sources in the United States. Jacobson, who also directs Stanford’s atmosphere and energy program, initially sued the journal for libel in Nov. 2017.

Study finds complicated efficacy of supply chain sustainability measures

While ethical consumerism is often touted as a potential solution for climate change and other environmental problems, recent research from Stanford suggests it might be a less clear practice than previously believed. According to the study, supply chain sustainability efforts are overestimated by consumers thanks to the proliferation of media coverage and “sustainable” product labeling.…