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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
A Bedouin man prays in arid eastern Jordan.
Aug 30 2017
Issue: September 2017
A new analysis of drought in Jordan – one of the world’s most water-poor countries – suggests that without alternate water sources, better land use... Read More
Forest in Northern California
Aug 14 2017
Issue: September 2017
You can’t grow money on trees, but you can earn money for letting trees grow. Or at least you can through a pioneering California program that allows... Read More
Aug 4 2017
Issue: July - August 2017
The federal government reports that 40 states expect water shortages by 2024 and water worries already plague some cities across the United States.... Read More
Bluefin tuna
Jul 21 2017
Issue: July - August 2017
Cutting through the ocean like a jet through the sky, giant bluefin tuna are built for performance, endurance and speed. Just as the fastest planes... Read More
wind turbines
Jul 19 2017
Issue: July - August 2017
What do bird flight mechanics and renewable energy technology have to do with each other? By combining ongoing Stanford research on both, researchers... Read More
Herding goats in rural Senegal
Jul 14 2017
Issue: July - August 2017
Deep in landlocked Africa, a miracle is unfolding. Less than a generation after a genocidal civil war left it in ruins, Rwanda is defying poverty... Read More
Atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll
Jun 28 2017
Issue: July - August 2017
More than 70 years after the U.S. tested atomic bombs on a ring of sand in the Pacific Ocean called Bikini Atoll, Stanford researchers are studying... Read More
Gretchen Daily
Jun 14 2017
Issue: June 2017
Your summer vacation plans have changed – you’re going to the moon. Stanford biologist Gretchen Daily wants you to imagine this scenario, and... Read More