Stories published in 2017

Digital companies and workers’ rights in an online world

Stanford scholars are addressing the future of how we work, with technology platforms and policies to protect workers’ rights and help employers properly assess employee qualifications as part of Stanford’s Cyber Initiative.

New portal for exploring California’s drought

A new web portal puts four years of California drought data into an interactive format, showing where regions met or missed water conservation goals. The idea is to motivate awareness and conservation.

Stanford researchers team up to reduce pollution and improve health

Brick kilns are ubiquitous in South Asia, as is the pollution they produce. An interdisciplinary team is now combining satellite data and political persuasion to track kilns, raise public awareness and incentivize kiln owners to use cleaner technologies.

Returning home during Age of Mass Migration

New research by Stanford economist Ran Abramitzky studies Norwegian immigrants to the U.S. during the late 19th and early 20th centuries who chose to return to Europe.