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A new approach to the growing problem of water affordability

Soaring water utility bills are forcing many households to ration water use for essential needs while still falling behind on payments. Stanford scientists offer a new approach to measuring water affordability that could help utilities and government agencies identify and aid those most at risk.

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New research provides the clearest evidence to date that a rapid burst of evolution 540 million years ago could have been caused by a small increase in oxygen in Earth’s atmosphere and shallow ocean waters.

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Environmental law expert Deborah Sivas discusses the implications of the Supreme Court overturning the Chevron decision, which had established 40 years of precedent related to the independence of government agencies.

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Arun Majumdar

Arun Majumdar
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“Mother Earth is begging us to restore the atmosphere, the oceans, and our biodiversity. For our own sake. For the sake of our children and grandchildren.”

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