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yellowfin tuna
June 8, 2018
Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions Co-Director Jim Leape spoke recently about his involvement with Friends of Ocean Action, a global initiative... Read More
water flowing
June 5, 2018
For decades, intensive groundwater pumping has caused ground beneath California’s San Joaquin Valley to sink, damaging infrastructure. Now research... Read More
crab fishing ship
May 30, 2018
Worldwide, fishing fleets discard as many as two of every five sea creatures they catch. Now, a new tool can help fishers locate the most productive... Read More
2nd century AD mosaic illustrating The Odyssey by Homer.
May 29, 2018
Some of the deepest insights about risk management are not all that new. In the classical Greek legends of Homer, the mythic traveler Odysseus had... Read More
Microscopic view of Nipah virus.
May 25, 2018
A little-known virus discovered 20 years ago could become the next global pandemic. A recent outbreak in South India has renewed interest in Nipah... Read More
May 23, 2018
Failing to meet climate mitigation goals laid out in the U.N. Paris Agreement could cost the global economy tens of trillions of dollars over the... Read More
Toyota Prius
May 17, 2018
You can’t judge a book by its cover, goes the saying. Yet, that’s exactly what people do, according to new research from Stanford mechanical engineer... Read More
May 15, 2018
As the global population approaches 10 billion and the effects of climate change continue to alter familiar agricultural patterns, the world is... Read More
May 11, 2018
Issue: March 2018
Tapeworm infection from eating contaminated pork can damage the brain, causing learning impairments and possibly enforcing cycles of poverty. A new... Read More

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