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Study: Wildfires produced up to half of pollution in US West
"From a climate perspective, wildfires should be the first things on our minds for many of us in the U.S.," Marshall Burke said. "Most people do not see sea-level rise. Most people do not ever see hurricanes. Many, many people will see wildfire smoke from climate change."
Climate change causing one-third of flood damage in the United States, Stanford study finds
"This work shows that past climate change has already cost the U.S. economy billions of dollars, just due to flood damages alone," Marshall Burke tells the San Francisco Chroncile about a new study.
Bay Briefing: What's behind California's slow start to vaccinations
“People and the ecosystem are being impacted day after day and month after month. We’re experiencing that here in CA. We’re clearly now in a different climate than when our water resources and infrastructure were designed," Noah Diffenbaugh tells the San Francisco Chronicle.
2020's Worst Environmental Disasters, and How Climate Change Played a Role
Noah Diffenbaugh outlines the contributors to worsening wildfire seasons, including the impact of climate change.
How Russia wins the climate crisis
Climate change will impact countries differently depending on their location on the globe. Marshall Burke explains how climate change will impact countries' GDP and crop production in a New York Times article.
Harsh Droughts Can Actually Start Over Oceans
Noah Diffenbaugh explains new research on "landfalling droughts," which start over oceans and move to continents, in an article from Scientific American.
Study finds seeds made to withstand drought do best in good weather
Radio Iowa reports on a recent study from FSE on the impacts of drought on crop yields. David Lobell explains that techologies are helping farmers taking advantage of good weather but can't always save them from bad weather.
Rain, snow in California forecast — though climate experts warn of deepening drought
Noah Diffenbaugh is quotes in the San Francisco Chronicle on the threat of a worsening drought in California.
Climate Change Sets a Drought Trap for U.S. Corn
David Lobell is quoted in the Scientific American discussing a new study finding that corn yields are becoming less resilient to drought.
Apple’s Shifting Supply Chain Creates Boomtowns in Rural Vietnam
Scott Rozelle is quoted in Bloomberg discussing the effects of Apple's factories on rural towns, and how education is essential to avoiding the worst effects.
3 ways to leverage geospatial insights for the SDGs
Marshall Burke discusses how COVID-19 has affected the collection of Earth data around the world.
This is the worst fire season the American West has ever seen
Marshall Burke and Sam Heft-Neal's work on the death toll of poor air quality from this year's wildfires is cited in The Economist.
Damage from California's wildfires estimated at $10 billion, experts say
Marshall Burke outlines how climate change will influence fire seasons and the effects this could have if no action is taken.
California Wildfires Could Cause At Least $10 Billion in Damage, Economists Believe
Newsweek covers FSE research on the economic costs of California's wildfire season.
Study Finds Corn Increasingly Sensitive To Drought
A new study from FSE researchers finds that new technologies are increasing corn yields during good weather but that yield losses during drought conditions are growing as well.
Smoke from California wildfires may have killed up to 3,000 people, study says
Marshall Burke estimates indirect deaths from California wildfires to be as high as 3,000, The Hill reports.
‘Hidden cost’ of wildfire smoke: Stanford researchers estimate up to 3,000 indirect deaths
The San Francisco Chronicle covers Marshall Burke's estimates of the indirect deaths from wildfire smoke.
Outlining Solutions To Help End Hunger
Visiting Scholar Ertharin Cousin discusses food security around the world and in the United States and how we can take action in an interview with NPR.
California’s Nightmare Fire Season Continues
NASA's Earth Observatory reports on Marshall Burke's estimate of the human health costs of California wildfires.
What Made This a Record Fire Season? It Started With Lightning
In a New York Times article, Noah Diffenbaugh outlines how climate change created the conditions for the eruption of wildfires across California in August and September.
The Potential Long-Term Health Effects From Smoke and How to Stay Protected
Marshall Burke explains the effects of California's poor air quality and the recent and projected trends for 2020.
The science connecting wildfires to climate change
Noah Diffenbaugh explains how climate change creates the conditions for more extreme events and severe impacts in an article from National Geographic.
Q&A: A La Niña has formed. It may fuel drought conditions in the Southwestern U.S.
Noah Diffenbaugh explains the link between global climate change and increasingly frequent extreme events, including droughts and wildfires.
Outlining Solutions to Help End Hunger
In a radio interview with NPR, Ertharin Cousin discusses global food security and the challenges we face to provide equitable access to food in the United States and abroad.
West Coast wildfires, Gulf Coast hurricanes: How climate change connects these extreme events
Noah Diffenbaugh explains the connection between climate change and extreme events in the San Francisco Chronicle.
Bay Area's brutal heat wave might be the new normal thanks to climate change
Noah Diffenbaugh discusses the link between heat waves and human-caused global warming.
Scorching temperatures in Death Valley will shatter records in West, Southwest
Noah Diffenbaugh comments on extreme temperatures in California and the disproportionate effects on marginalized communities.
COVID-19 could provide unintended glimpses into operation of complex Earth systems
A Stanford-led study explains how COVID-19 allows researchers to uniquely study the Earth system and make predictions about short and long term environmental consequences.
Forgetting the Forest for the Trees
A study by Eric Lambin finds that incentives for tree-planting can have adverse effects on carbon emissions and local ecosystems if they do not include protections for existing forests.
Saharan dust active at home and abroad
An article in Cosmos describes Marshall Burke and Sam-Heft Neal's research on the impacts of dust from the Sahara on infant mortality in Africa.
Wildfires Are Taking an Unexpectedly Huge Toll on America’s Lungs
Bloomberg quotes Marshall Burke on the air pollution generated from wildfires and the severe effects on human health.
Air pollution from the desert is causing an 18% increase in infant mortality
Marshall Burke and Sam Heft-Neal's study on the effects of dust on birth outcomes in Africa is highlighted, with emphasis on the broader links between air pollution and health.
Planting trees could be counterproductive, new study shows
If tree planting policies aren't carefully designed, they could have adverse effects on climate change, according to research from Eric Lambin.
The Unexpected Benefits of the Coronavirus Lockdown
Marshall Burke's calculations on health impacts from air-pollution improvements during coronavirus lockdowns are cited.
More dams will collapse as aging infrastructure can’t keep up with climate change
Noah Diffenbaugh comments on the threat of extreme weather events to aging infrastructure in an article from CNBC.
Will we embrace the silver lining of COVID-19?
Marshall Burke's research on COVID-related air pollution improvements is cited.
Lethal levels of heat and humidity are gripping global ‘hot spots’ sooner than expected
Noah Diffenbaugh comments on trends in extreme temperatures and precipitation and their implications for human wellbeing.
Earth Day Every Day: Silver Lining Of Pandemic Shows It’s Possible To Solve Climate Change
In recognition of Earth Day, Marshall Burke explains how some consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic show a path for fighting climate change.
Animal Viruses Are Jumping to Humans. Forest Loss Makes It Easier.
The New York Times highlights a new Stanford study, quoting Eric Lambin on how deforestation has facilitated the transmission of diseases from humans to animals.
Climate change has doubled extreme fire weather days in California, study shows
CBS News quotes Noah Diffenbaugh on how climate change exacerbates resources and puts a strain on our existing resources and infrastructure.
Pollution made COVID-19 worse. Now, lockdowns are clearing the air.
National Geographic examines the connections between air pollution and COVID-19, quoting Marshall Burke on the likely lives saved by air pollutions reductions during shelter-in-place.
Is the Coronavirus as Deadly as They Say?
Eran Bendavid, Affiliate and Associate Professor of Medicine, writes on the fatality rate and fear surrounding COVID-19 in the Wall Street Journal.
Machine-Learning Research from Stanford, Toyota Bolsters EV Battery Design
A team led by Stefano Ermon drastically decreased the time needed to test batteries for electric vehicles, helping advance future sustainable transportation.
Satellite images show emissions drops over European cities amid coronavirus lockdown
The Independent shows the connection between Marshall Burke's analysis of air pollution impacts in China and recent trends in Europe.
We can no longer rely on historical data to predict extreme weather
Popular Science highlights Noah Diffenbaugh's new research on using historic trends along with climate models of the future for extreme event attribution.
Buy a home on an American floodplain and you'll overpay
Recent research from Marshall Burke looks at the impacts of flood plain designations on home prices.
As the climate heats up, planners urged to look beyond history to judge risks
A new study from Noah Diffenbaugh examines the accuracy of historic climate trends and future climate models in predicting extreme events. This has implications for building sound infrastructure.
Could the coronavirus actually be saving lives in some parts of the world because of reduced pollution?
USA today reports on Marshall Burke's estimate that lives saved from better air quality could outpace deaths from coronavirus in some parts of the world.
New Evidence Shows How COVID-19 Has Affected Global Air Pollution
Marshall Burke estimates how reduced air pollution from coronavirus shutdowns could be saving lives, as highlights in Science Alert.
Study: Coronavirus Lockdown Likely Saved 77,000 Lives In China Just By Reducing Pollution
An article in Forbes outlines calculations by Marshall Burke on the health benefits of reduced air pollution in China as people stay indoors to prevent the spread of coronavirus
The Unexpected Impact Of A Pandemic On The Environment
As people practice social distancing and many businesses temporarily close due to coronavirus, Marshall Burke examines the impacts on air quality and health.
Emissions are down thanks to coronavirus, but that's bad
Marshall Burke discusses the health impacts of reduced air pollution during coronavirus.
New Satellite Video Shows China Pollution Vanishing During COVID-19 Lockdown—Then Coming Back
Marshall Burke comments on the decline and then subsequent rise of air pollution in China during the coronavirus quarantine.
The Crop Software Behind Your Daily Cup of Coffee
David Lobell explains how climate change will cause the most extreme temperature increases in dry, tropical regions.
Dinner As We Know it Is Hurting the Planet. But What If We Radically Rethink How We Make Food?
Many startups are working to develop technology that they hope will revolutionize agriculture and help the planet, but, David Lobell tell TIME, changing the global food system takes time.
Study finds that reducing soil tilling helps both soils and yields
Tilling is a long standing and widely used agricultural practices that many farmers are hesitant to abandon. New research shows that reduced tilling can lead to higher yields and greater soil health.
Climate Change Will Affect Rice Crops, Study Finds
Climate change presents several issues for the future of rice production, including lower yields and higher concentrations of dangerous arsenic. Scott Fendorf is quoted on his research into this issue.
Less ploughing leads to higher crop yields
Jillian Deines is quoted in Cosmos discussing the potential positive yield impacts of reduced tilling and why some farmers have been hesitant to adopt the practice.
Climate simulations are mostly accurate, study finds
The San Francisco Chronicle quotes Noah Diffenbaugh on the importance of having accurate climate models.
Safari Fang and Nikhil Srinivasapura Venkateshmurthy Talk Oceans and Food
Roz Naylor moderates a panel on the role of oceans in global food systems at the 2019 Planetary Health Annual Meeting.
A Scary Year for Climate Change
A paper by Marshall Burke and Noah Diffenbaugh on economic inequality resulting from climate change makes the list of "devastating climate reports" from the past year.
California farms, ranches strive to adapt as climate warms — it’s a matter of survival
The San Francisco Chronicle quotes Chris Field on his research projecting future crop yields across California under different climate scenarios.
Climate change could trigger a global food crisis, new U.N. report says
Roz Naylor discusses the stresses that cereal crops will face as global temperatures continue to rise.
Sonny Perdue, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, To Headline Fifth-Annual Forbes AgTech Summit In Salinas, CA
Ertharin Cousin speaks at an agricultural technology event.
New research accurately predicts Australian wheat yield months before harvest
Article quoting David Lobell on new wheat yield prediction research.
Measuring economic well-being from space
David Lobell and Marshall Burke write in Agrilinks on the variety of uses for newly-available satellite imagery.
Building Accurate Maize Yield Maps For Smallholders With Google Earth Engine
NASA Harvest on research by David Lobell and Marshall Burke using Google Earth Engine to build high-resolution maize maps for the 2017 season in Kenya and Tanzania.
Planet partners with Stanford University to provide subscription access
Planet, an organization dedicated to mapping and GIS has announced its partnership with Natural Capital Project and The Center on Food Security and the Environment.
Using Satellites to Understand and Improve Food Security
David Lobell and Marshall Burke writing in Agrilinks on using satellite data to improve food security outcomes.
The American Midwest Will Feed a Warming World. But for How Long?
The Medium featuring quotes and research by David Lobell and Marshall Burke on climate change and the corn belt
Global Wealth Gap Would Be Smaller Today Without Climate Change, Study Finds
Marshall Burke and Noah Diffenbaugh's research featured in The New York Times.
Big Data Has Transformed Agriculture—In Some Places, Anyway
David Lobell writes a piece in Scientific American on the unequal distribution of global agricultural data.
The Climate Benefits of the Green New Deal
Marshall Burke and Noah Diffenbaugh write a piece in Scientific American on the Green New Deal.
Hitting toughest climate target will save world $30tn in damages, analysis shows
The Guardian quotes Marshall Burke and Noah Diffenbaugh citing their research on the benefits of climate change mitigation far outweighing the costs.
Climate change projected to boost insect activity and crop loss, researchers say
University of Washington News quotes Roz Naylor and cites research.