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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