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The 2022 Rising Environmental Leaders Program cohort pose in front of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
December 19, 2022 | Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Issue: December 2022 - January 2023
We’re looking back at important environmental research and news in 2022 – and looking ahead with hope for the future. The Stanford Woods Institute... Read More
November 14, 2022 | Stanford News Service
Issue: December 2022 - January 2023
Analysis finds that dammed reservoirs could store more than 50% of the water needed to irrigate crops without depleting water stocks or encroaching... Read More
November 9, 2022 | Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Issue: December 2022 - January 2023
One of the key topics that world leaders are debating at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Egypt is how nations can more quickly and effectively... Read More
November 8, 2022 | Stanford News Service
Issue: December 2022 - January 2023
Federal subsidies promote planting cover crops to store carbon in agricultural soils, among other benefits, but the approach as currently practiced... Read More
October 6, 2022 | Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Issue: November 2022
The health care sector accounts for almost 10% of U.S. emissions and is one of the country’s largest producers of waste. What can be done to make it... Read More
September 29, 2022 | Stanford Water in the West Program
Issue: November 2022
Water in the West visiting researcher discusses climate-related perils facing migratory fish and the changes needed to save them from extinction.
Members of a Stanford student-led team outside an electronics repairs shop in Narok, Kenya
September 28, 2022 | Stanford Report
Issue: November 2022
Students are seeking solutions to complex climate and sustainability challenges through deep analysis, innovative thinking, and careful collaboration... Read More
firefighters do prescribed burning in forest
September 22, 2022 | Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Issue: October 2022
Ironically, after California’s deadliest and most destructive wildfire season ever – in 2018 – insurance companies stopped providing coverage for one... Read More
flooded street
September 19, 2022 | Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Issue: October 2022
(See video and recap from related September 21 webinar here.) Storms exacerbate inequalities. Increasingly frequent hurricanes and intense... Read More

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