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Today, more than 1 billion people have inadequate access to energy, water and food. As the world population continues to grow to over 9 billion this century, demand for these resources will increase.

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Professor Rod Ewing sits in his office at Stanford
Stanford News

Professor Rodney Ewing is recognized for his research on the suitability of ceramic materials for engineered nuclear waste storage.

Point Lobos rock formations

Tourists flock to Point Lobos State Natural Reserve near Monterey, Calif., for its breathtaking coastal views and glimpses of the playful sea otters and other marine mammals that can be found among its waters. But the site has long attracted geologists for a very different reason.

Pam Matson
Stanford News

The scope of research and teaching at the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences greatly expanded under Matson, one of the university’s longest serving deans.

In The News

Oroville Dam flooding
The New Yorker

Stanford Earth's Noah Diffenbuagh says sudden swings between drought and flood have been part of California’s climatic history for a long time.

solar panels and wind farms

Stanford's Jeffrey Ball takes a deep dive into Germany’s renewable-energy revolution, a colossal undertaking that proves that once-niche wind and solar power can power a major portion of a global economy.

An XTO Energy disposal well sits just outside the city limits of Reno, Texas.
The Dallas Morning News

A new tool developed by Stanford University scientists may help companies find safe places to dispose of wastewater from oil and gas operations.