For all of the constant rain showers that help grow flowers, Reads writers share some of their favorite works exploring natural phenomena and environmental change. Katherine Silk, contributing writer “Emily of New Moon” (Lucy Maud Montgomery) “Anne of Green Gables” is a classic, but Lucy Maud Montgomery’s lesser-known counterpart, “Emily of New Moon,” is an…
Throughout the weekend, three California fires — one east of Chico and two west of Los Angeles — killed at least 31 people as of Sunday night and destroyed many more homes and communities.
Jasmine Sun discusses how carbon offsetting may not always be effective, and can lead to the punting of the problem of pollution down the road.
On Nov. 9, 2016, earth systems science professor Noah Diffenbaugh ’96 M.S. ’97 was contacted by the Associated Press fewer than five minutes after the organization had called the presidential election for Donald Trump. He was asked what the outcome meant for global climate change, and it’s a question he hasn’t stopped hearing since. “With…
Iron in Greenland’s glacial runoff may catalyze summertime algae blooms, increasing food supply for marine life, according to Stanford scientists. Although the blooms benefit ocean dwellers, its vastness indicates increasing global warming rates.
A longer summer mosquito season coupled with higher temperatures has increased the transmission of mosquito-transferred diseases such as dengue, chikungunya and Zika. Stanford scientists’ work could help predict the diseases’ spread.
Using a four-pronged framework, Professor of Earth System Science Noah Diffenbaugh ’96 M.S. ’97 and his research team have found a direct connection between extreme weather events and human impact.
A team of Stanford and Columbia University researchers have found that U.S. grasslands may be more sensitive to atmospheric dryness than rainfall. They examined 33 years of satellite data to draw their conclusions.