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Energy From Seawater

A new battery made from affordable and durable materials generates energy from places where salt and fresh waters mingle. The technology could make coastal wastewater treatment plants energy-independent and carbon neutral.

Ending Forced Labor in Fishing

This project will analyze the effectiveness of existing practices and policies across the supply chain – from recruitment to market – to determine how companies and policymakers could better design interventions to reduce forced labor in tuna fisheries. The researchers will use big data platforms to assess the effectiveness of interventions at sea, such as vessel monitoring, and will examine how market mechanisms could be used to incentivize greater transparency and traceability across tuna supply chains.  

Shapeshifting Scientist Awarded Major Environmental Prize

Not many academics can say they have been mistaken for a spy. It happened to Eric Lambin in 1987 during his dissertation field research in the West African country of Burkina Faso. The mix-up – likely due at least in part to the fact that Lambin was the only white person in a remote corner of the country – is emblematic of the Stanford environmental scientist and geographer’s shape-shifting career of crossing geographical and disciplinary boundaries.

Waste not?

Recycling is becoming harder and more expensive in the U.S., and policymakers are increasingly seeking solutions to mounting trash. Stanford experts are reassessing how we create and dispose of waste.

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