Climate change

News articles classified as Climate change

Stanford Earth Matters magazine —

Mitigating the harm caused by wildfire smoke

As smoke spreads across the northeastern U.S., here’s a look back at what Stanford experts say about managing air quality.

Stanford Medicine —

How to climate-proof schools

Stanford researchers discuss how California schools need physical and curriculum upgrades to ready them for shifts in the state’s climate.

Stanford Engineering —

The future of greenhouse gases

Matteo Cargnello talks about turning greenhouse gases into useful chemicals in this episode of The Future of Everything.

Mangroves’ value

A new approach quantifies the value of mangrove forests in Belize for carbon sequestration, tourism, fisheries, and coastal protection, then uses the values to target conservation and restoration. The findings hold lessons for coastal countries looking for ways to balance climate goals with economic development.

Climate change in history textbooks

A new AI-driven analysis finds the most popular U.S. history textbooks used in California and Texas commonly misrepresent the scientific consensus around climate change.

Study examines biases and coverage gaps in biodiversity data

Natural history collections of plants, animals, and other organisms are becoming a thing of the past with the rise of biodiversity apps and digital tools. A Stanford study identifies benefits and biases in these two datasets, which are crucial for assessing climate change.

For eco-friendly ammonia, just add water

A triphasic cocktail of water, nitrogen gas, and a solid catalyst sprayed through a low-tech, garden variety, gas-powered sprayer yields ammonia at low energy and low cost.

Stanford Earth Matters magazine —

‘Two-eyed seeing’ off the California coast

A new research partnership will combine Indigenous and scientific knowledge to monitor marine life in a sacred tribal region that may be a bellwether of how native species will fare in the face of climate change.