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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
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
water
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

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