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Boy pouring water
June 12, 2019
Issue: June 2019
Intensifying climate change will increase the future risk of violent armed conflict within countries, according to a study published today in the... Read More
June 6, 2019 | Water in the West
Issue: June 2019
A new study analyzes patterns of urban irrigation and vegetation health during extreme drought. Its findings could inform urban water conservation... Read More
conceptual drawing
May 20, 2019
Issue: June 2019
A relatively simple process could help turn the tide of climate change while also turning a healthy profit. That’s one of the hopeful visions... Read More
river
May 14, 2019 | Natural Capital Project
Issue: June 2019
Stanford hydrologist and colleagues argue that investing in renewable technologies could be safer and cheaper than building large dams.
drone
May 6, 2019
Issue: May 2019
Environmental scientists can tell a lot about the health of rivers, bays, wetlands and other waterways by studying the flow of sediments suspended in... Read More
street scene
April 23, 2019 | Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences
Issue: May 2019
The gap between the economic output of the world’s richest and poorest countries is 25 percent larger today than it would have been without global... Read More
plastic waste bales
April 22, 2019
Issue: May 2019
Waste ain’t what it used to be. Since China largely closed the door to imported garbage last year, recycling costs have increased considerably and... Read More
U.S. Capitol
April 18, 2019
Issue: May 2019
On Capitol Hill, there’s something new in the air. After years as a virtual nonentity in the halls of power, climate change is now on the tip of many... Read More
April 16, 2019 | Center for Ocean Solutions
Issue: May 2019
New approach to identify reef structures and fish populations could make marine protection and conservation more effective.

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