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javelinas by border wall
July 24, 2018
Borderlands are synonymous with desolation, but the Mexico-U.S. divide is something altogether different. The nearly 2,000-mile-long... Read More
man holding head
July 23, 2018
Suicide rates are likely to rise as the earth warms, according to new research published July 23 in Nature Climate Change. The study, led by Stanford... Read More
June 27, 2018
Talk about a perfect storm. As the Atlantic hurricane season kicks off this month, some coastal communities are still recovering from last year’s... Read More
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

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