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September 24, 2019
Issue: October 2019
It’s billed as a health booster and healing agent, but it may be the source of cognitive defects and other severe ailments. A new Stanford-led study ... Read More
woman bathing in river
September 3, 2019
Issue: September 2019
No drug can cure a paradox. That basic truth is at the heart of a new Stanford-led study highlighting how poverty traps make it impossible to... Read More
firefighters
August 27, 2019
Issue: September 2019
It costs more than a new iPhone XS, and it’s made out of hazelnut shrub stems. Traditional baby baskets of Northern California’s Yurok and Karuk... Read More
August 22, 2019
Issue: September 2019
As sea levels rise, many communities will be forced to relocate or be swallowed by the sea. Yet, retreat—relocation of communities in response to... Read More
fist at market
August 20, 2019 | Stanford News Service
Issue: September 2019
Our growing need for food poses one of the biggest threats to the environment. Examining contributions from the ocean more closely can be key to... Read More
August 12, 2019 | Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Issue: September 2019
Like the eponymous character in Shel Silverstein’s classic children’s tale, trees are generous with their gifts, cleaning the air we breathe and... Read More
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

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