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June 11, 2020 | Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Issue: June 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has made clear the urgent need to help communities better prepare for a range of health and environmental disasters.  Experts... Read More
June 9, 2020 | Natural Capital Project
Issue: June 2020
Gross Domestic Product, the standard metric for measuring national economies, doesn’t account for the valuable services provided by nature. A new... Read More
June 8, 2020 | Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Issue: June 2020
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, another source of deadly and increasingly frequent disease outbreaks goes largely unnoticed by much of the... Read More
June 1, 2020 | Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Issue: June 2020
Taking a new approach to an old problem, Stanford researchers have created a device that could make converting seawater to freshwater profitable and... Read More
May 19, 2020 | Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Issue: June 2020
As people shelter in place to slow the spread of COVID-19, daily carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions have dropped by as much as 17 percent globally,... Read More