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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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June 2, 2020
(Apply for this fellowship here) Stanford University’s Center for Innovation in Global Health and the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment... 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
May 13, 2020 | Water in the West
Issue: May 2020
Analysis finds link between droughts followed by heavy rain events, along with an increased rate of these successive extreme weather occurrences. 
May 5, 2020 | Center on Food Securirty and the Environment
Issue: May 2020
COVID-19, combined with the effects of ongoing civil conflicts; hotter, drier weather in many areas; and an unfolding locust invasion in Africa and... Read More
May 4, 2020
Issue: May 2020
Love it or hate it, “Tiger King” is a phenomenon that has brought unprecedented attention to the fate of captive tigers. The Netflix series, watched... Read More
April 28, 2020 | Water in the West
Issue: May 2020
Fairness – or at least the perception of fairness – could play a determining role in the future of California’s groundwater, according to new... Read More
April 23, 2020
The Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment launched Stanford’s Earth Week festivities celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with a... Read More
April 8, 2020 | Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Viruses that jump from animals to people, like the one responsible for COVID-19, will likely become more common as people continue to transform... Read More

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