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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
Apr 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
Apr 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
Apr 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
Apr 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.
Apr 10 2019
The key to solving a mystery is finding the right clues. Wildlife detectives aiming to protect endangered species have long been hobbled by the near... Read More
Gretchen Daily and
Apr 2 2019
A new strategy being rolled out in China suggests that farmers can do much more than harvest crops. The idea is that well-managed, diverse... Read More
Global heat map
Apr 1 2019
We teach our children to treat others as they want to be treated, but what about the world around them? As the dominant force driving ecological... Read More
book cover illustration for New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson
Mar 26 2019
Rising seas, unprecedented storms and dystopian landscapes are fodder for powerful stories. Beyond entertainment or distraction, could the emerging... Read More