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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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March 22, 2021 | Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Issue: March 2021
When the COVID-19 pandemic erupted in 2020, Stanford’s environmental researchers got immediately to work on new testing methods using wastewater,... Read More
March 19, 2021 | Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Issue: March 2021
As the U.S. Congress moves to prioritize climate change-related issues, unbiased scientific insight is in high demand. The U.S. House of... Read More
March 8, 2021 | Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Issue: March 2021
The perils of machine learning – using computers to identify and analyze data patterns, such as in facial recognition software – have made headlines... Read More
March 8, 2021 | Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions
Issue: March 2021
Investigating the carbon sequestration potential of habitats along the California coast and details pathways incorporating carbon-capturing habitats... Read More
Frozen road in Texas
March 8, 2021 | Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Issue: March 2021
Recent major winter storms across Texas and the Gulf States led to devastating human and economic impacts. The storms resulted in a series of... Read More
February 22, 2021 | Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Issue: March 2021
Children exposed to air pollution, such as wildfire smoke and car exhaust, for as little as one day may be doomed to higher rates of heart disease... Read More