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August 17, 2020 | Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Issue: September 2020
Like spirits passing between worlds, billions of invisible beings rise to meet the starlight, then descend into darkness at sunrise. Microscopic... Read More
July 31, 2020 | Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Issue: July - August 2020
In the midst of a global pandemic, California is entering into wildfire season with reduced resources and higher risks, explained Michael Wara,... Read More
Close up of cut sugar cane
July 30, 2020 | Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences
Issue: July - August 2020
Researchers analyzed the interconnected food, water and energy challenges that arise from the sugar industry in India – the second-largest producer... Read More
July 29, 2020 | Program on Water, Health & Development
Issue: July - August 2020
PhD student Anna Kogler outlines her research in Dakar, Senegal converting fecal waste to disinfectants and fertilizers, reducing environmental and... Read More
a man in a mask standing in a field with tall plants
July 29, 2020 | Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Issue: July - August 2020
Like the legendary falling apple that hit Isaac Newton and led to his groundbreaking insight on the nature of gravity, COVID-19 could provide... Read More
June 30, 2020 | Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Issue: July - August 2020
Growing evidence points to a link between air pollution and increased vulnerability to COVID-19. At the same time, the U.S. Environmental Protection... Read More
Four Panelists
June 11, 2020 | Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Issue: June 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has made clear the urgent need to help communities better prepare for a range of health and environmental disasters.  Experts... Read More
June 9, 2020 | Natural Capital Project
Issue: June 2020
Gross Domestic Product, the standard metric for measuring national economies, doesn’t account for the valuable services provided by nature. A new... Read More
June 8, 2020 | Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Issue: June 2020
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, another source of deadly and increasingly frequent disease outbreaks goes largely unnoticed by much of the... Read More

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