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Hal Mooney
Nov 2 2017
“I came across an article called ‘I was a plant hunter for the USDA,’ and thought ‘gee whiz, I’d like to be a plant biologist for the USDA,’” he... Read More
hand turning sink faucet handle
Oct 25 2017
“A number of water utilities that we work with observed unprecedented and unexpected water conservation levels during the recent drought in... Read More
A white-lipped peccary
Oct 9 2017
Trees in tropical forests are well known for removing carbon dioxide from the air and storing the potent greenhouse gas as carbon in their leafy... Read More
A rancher in Browns Valley, Calif. applies compost to grazed grasslands
Oct 5 2017
If you want to do something about global warming, look under your feet. Managed well, soil’s ability to trap carbon dioxide is potentially much... Read More
Stanford student Victoria Mendez visiting an organic dairy farm as part of her work on agricultural conservation easements for the California Department of Conservation.
Oct 4 2017
Issue: October 2017
Ideas aren’t enough to confront an existential threat. Dylan MacArthur-Waltz learned that lesson on the third day of his internship with the... Read More
Julie Packard, Chris Field, and John Laird
Sep 20 2017
Issue: October 2017
In the wake of major hurricanes and devastating flooding events hitting the United States in just the last month, experts from the public, private... Read More
depleted reservoir
Sep 15 2017
Issue: September 2017
After the wettest winter on record in 122 years, California’s waterways and reservoirs are finally replenishing to reverse the previous years of... Read More
Bricks dry outside a kiln in Bangladesh.
Sep 14 2017
Issue: September 2017
Stephen Luby’s epiphany came to him 30,000 feet up in the air. The Stanford epidemiologist was flying over India when he realized the view from his... Read More
rescuer in boat in Houston flooding
Sep 1 2017
Issue: September 2017
(See list of Stanford experts available to discuss impacts of Hurricane Harvey.) Houston, the fourth largest city in the nation with an economy the... Read More

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