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Nature as a defense against sea-level rise

Researchers modeled how investing in environmental conservation and protection can help San Mateo County adapt to rising seas. The findings provide incentives for policymakers to prioritize nature-based approaches when planning for sea-level rise.

When will California’s San Joaquin Valley stop sinking?

A Stanford University study simulates 65 years of land subsidence, or sinking, caused by groundwater depletion in California’s San Joaquin Valley. The results suggest significant sinking may continue for centuries after water levels stop declining but could slow within a few years if aquifers recover.

Stanford Energy —

Electricity imports associated with premature death

Quickly meeting changes in electricity demand may mean importing electricity from neighboring regions, but a new study found that pollutants emitted in the exporting region account for about 700 premature U.S. deaths a year.

Pollution and crops

New analysis shows crop yields could increase by about 25% in China and up to 10% in other parts of the world if emissions of a common air pollutant decreased by about half.

Small modular reactors produce high levels of nuclear waste

Small modular reactors, long touted as the future of nuclear energy, will actually generate more radioactive waste than conventional nuclear power plants, according to research from Stanford and the University of British Columbia.

Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute —

Q&A: How the aging immune system impacts brain health

Katrin Andreasson, professor of neurology and neurological sciences, talks about the role the aging immune system plays in the development of age-related brain diseases.

Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences —

2022 cohort of Stanford Science Fellows named

Ten exceptional scholars who are conducting award-winning research in the fields of the life sciences, mathematics, and physical sciences share what they hope to achieve as Stanford Science Fellows.