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People&Planet is the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment’s monthly newsletter, sharing research, people in the news, programs and events related to the Institute.

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Plastic waste on a beach in Hawaii
Shuddering and unable to breathe, he vomited up five plastic bags. The small pilot whale, found in a Thai canal this past June, is another symptom... Read More
Consider Roger Federer. The world’s most dominant male tennis player provides a meaningful analogy for climate change’s destabilizing impacts,... Read More
hurricane from space
urricane Florence began pummeling North Carolina with drenching rains, powerful winds, and the threat of catastrophic flooding after making landfall... Read More
leatherback turtle
Tunas, leatherback turtles, white sharks and blue whales pay no heed to geopolitical boundaries as they crisscross the Pacific Ocean in their annual... Read More
Russian wheat aphids (Diuraphis noxia).
Scientists have already warned that climate change likely will impact the food we grow. From rising global temperatures to more frequent "extreme"... Read More
The diverse causes and interconnected mechanisms behind environmental challenges demand broadly interdisciplinary approaches to understanding and... Read More
fishing boat in Adriatic Sea
Fishing bans don’t have to hurt fishing communities, according to a new study led by Stanford researchers. The group tracked vessels during a short-... Read More
javelinas by border wall
Borderlands are synonymous with desolation, but the Mexico-U.S. divide is something altogether different. The nearly 2,000-mile-long... Read More
man holding head
Suicide rates are likely to rise as the earth warms, according to new research published July 23 in Nature Climate Change. The study, led by Stanford... Read More

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