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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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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
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
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
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

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