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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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April 5, 2022 | Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions
Issue: April 2022
A new modeling approach combines machine learning and human insights to map the regions and ports most at risk for illicit practices, like forced... Read More
April 5, 2022 | Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Issue: April 2022
A Stanford University analysis could help policymakers across the U.S. spend billions of dollars in new federal infrastructure funding more wisely.... Read More
March 24, 2022 | Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Issue: March 2022
As a climate-change researcher, I work on issues that make a difference for the future. But long-term issues like climate change can be hard to... Read More
March 2, 2022 | Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Issue: March 2022
One person’s wastewater is another person’s treasure. A new Stanford University study paves the way to mining sewage for valuable materials used in... Read More
March 1, 2022 | Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Issue: March 2022
Two new studies – a survey of residents in hurricane-battered Florida and Texas and a survey of people in wildfire-scarred California – reveal that... Read More
February 28, 2022 | Natural Capital Project
Issue: March 2022
To keep tourism revenue flowing, a new method uses NASA satellites and social media to show the benefits of investing in nature — and some roads to... Read More
February 9, 2022 | Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Issue: February 2022
Like boxers whose punching power declines over their careers, greenhouse gasses lose their warming impact at different rates. So, to compare gasses’... Read More
January 27, 2022 | Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Issue: February 2022
Read about and watch video of a Woods Webinar  on electrification of the building sector . Humans have cooked with fire for millennia, but it may be... Read More
January 25, 2022 | Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions
Issue: February 2022
A Stanford-led study highlights how local food production and traditional practices are key to resilience.

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