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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
Farmworkers harvest strawberries in Salinas, California.
August 2, 2022 | Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
With extreme weather events on the rise around the globe, heat waves are impacting people, economies, and infrastructure. A July 28 webinar hosted by... Read More
July 20, 2022 | Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Issue: July-August 2022
(See video and recap from related July 28 webinar here.) News stories of farmhands and other outdoor workers dying from heat-related impacts are... Read More
June 30, 2022 | Stanford News Service
Issue: July-August 2022
Stanford environmental biologist and global change specialist discusses recent flooding in Yellowstone National Park – and what it means for the... Read More
June 15, 2022 | Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Issue: June 2022
Horror stories of children trapped in hot cars make headlines, but air pollution and impacts from a changing climate are more constant threats.... Read More
June 9, 2022 | Stanford Natural Capital Project
Issue: June 2022
Researchers modeled how investing in environmental conservation and protection can help San Mateo County adapt to rising seas. The findings provide... Read More