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A woman pumps water from a shared community tap
August 8, 2019
Issue: July - August 2019
It kills a child under age 5 every minute on average. Diarrheal disease, the second leading cause of death for children globally, could become even... Read More
August 5, 2019
Issue: July - August 2019
Few people would consider a handgun with a sustainably harvested wood stock any less lethal than one with a steel stock. The same logic doesn’t seem... Read More
wastewater treatment plant
July 29, 2019
Issue: July - August 2019
Salt is power. It might sound like alchemy, but the energy in places where salty ocean water and freshwater mingle could provide a massive source of... Read More
July 24, 2019 | Natural Capital Project
Issue: July - August 2019
New model provides path to bringing benefits to more people by incorporating nature into urban design.
Workers harvest tea leaves in Sri Lanka
July 23, 2019
Issue: July - August 2019
Stanford human rights experts, engineers, economists, geologists, marine biologists and others soon will collaborate on finding new ways to combat... Read More
fishermen and giant squid
July 18, 2019 | Center for Ocean Solutions
Issue: July - August 2019
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