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  • AI empowers environmental regulators
    by Rob Jordan on 2021-04-19 at 19:00:49

    Monitoring environmental compliance is a particular challenge for governments in poor countries. A new machine learning approach that uses satellite imagery to pinpoint highly polluting brick kilns in Bangladesh could provide a low-cost solution.

  • Illuminating a sea turtle mystery
    by Rob Jordan on 2021-04-08 at 16:00:39

    North Pacific loggerhead turtles’ years-long oceanic journeys remain poorly understood. Using data from satellite tracking and other techniques, scientists reveal a unique phenomenon that may explain the endangered migrants’ pathway.

  • Jordan’s worsening water crisis a warning for the world
    by Josie Garthwaite on 2021-03-29 at 19:00:30

    Prolonged and potentially destabilizing water shortages will become commonplace in Jordan by 2100, new research finds, unless the nation implements comprehensive reform, from fixing leaky pipes to desalinating seawater. Jordan’s water crisis is emblematic of challenges looming around the world as a result of climate change and rapid population growth.

  • Exploring humans’ complicated history with Earth’s mineral riches
    by Heidi Beck on 2021-03-29 at 11:00:23

    With the support of a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, Gabrielle Hecht will research and write a new book about the mineral riches humans have turned the world inside out to unearth.

  • Q&A: Environmental policies for all Americans?
    by Danielle Torrent Tucker on 2021-03-26 at 13:00:42

    Stanford researchers weigh in on how the Biden administration can address environmental justice and social issues that have been generations in the making.

  • One of Earth’s biggest carbon sinks has been overestimated
    by Josie Garthwaite on 2021-03-24 at 16:00:18

    The results contradict a widely accepted assumption in climate models that biomass and soil carbon will increase in tandem in the coming decades and highlight the importance of grasslands in helping to draw down carbon.

  • Aquaculture’s promise and peril
    by Catherine Arnold on 2021-03-24 at 16:00:08

    Twenty years ago, a Stanford-led analysis sparked controversy by highlighting fish farming’s damage to ocean fisheries. Now a follow-up study takes stock of the industry’s progress and points to opportunities for sustainable growth.

  • How Biden can jumpstart U.S. nuclear waste strategy
    by Kate Gibson on 2021-03-24 at 10:55:40

    Stanford University experts are cautiously optimistic that the Biden administration can change the U.S. trajectory on nuclear waste, and they offer their thoughts on how it can be done.

  • Making America green again
    by Alex Samuel Harvison on 2021-03-23 at 13:00:16

    The Biden administration’s ambitious plans for environmental progress face complex obstacles. The findings, expertise and policy experience of Stanford researchers working across multiple fields could help contribute to sustainable, cost-effective solutions.

  • Wildfire solutions
    by Rob Jordan on 2021-03-23 at 12:59:34

    The Biden administration has an opportunity to rewrite the playbook on combatting wildfires. Stanford research and expertise point toward bipartisan solutions that reset priorities, change mindsets and employ new technologies.