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People&Planet is our monthly newsletter, sharing Stanford environmental research, people in the news, programs and events. Read recent stories below or browse past issues.

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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
September 13, 2022 | Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Issue: October 2022
A new Stanford University-led study in Costa Rica reveals that restoring relatively narrow strips of riverfront forests could substantially improve... Read More
September 7, 2022 | Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Issue: September 2022
The Tule River Reservation in the foothills of California’s Sierra Nevada mountains may not look much like the flat farmlands of Lowndes County,... Read More
August 30, 2022 | Water in the West
Issue: September 2022
A Stanford University study analyzes water transactions that leave water in the river, and shows how they could be scaled up to avert cuts for major... Read More
A beaver chews on vegetation in a beaver pond
August 18, 2022 | Stanford Water in the West Program
Issue: September 2022
Stanford's Felicia Marcus discusses how states can utilize nature-based solutions to help meet climate targets and water objectives while enjoying... Read More

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