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Chris Field
Jan 25 2018
Welcome to the first newsletter of 2018 from the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment. For 2018, we will be adding the occasional perspective... Read More
Jan 24 2018
California has struggled with drought for most of the last decade. From 2011-2015, the state experienced the driest four-year stretch in recorded... Read More
A man collects water from a river in Senegal.
Jan 24 2018
The line between environmental health and human health is blurred. The world’s rural poor know this well: ecological systems they depend on for... Read More
Rising Environmental Leaders Program fellows in Washington, D.C.
Jan 18 2018
Elizabeth Andruszkiewicz spends a lot of time thinking about invisible things. The Stanford civil and environmental engineering Ph.D. student studies... Read More
Leafy green vegetables are produced in a growing facility in Western Cape Province, South Africa.
Jan 9 2018
When grocery stores tout sustainable products, consumers may take their claims at face value. Yet few studies have analyzed whether or not companies... Read More
Dec 12 2017
Food security experts from the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) gathered to discuss transforming food production... Read More
Grassland fire
Dec 11 2017
Frequent burning over decades reduces the amount of carbon and nitrogen stored in soils of savanna grasslands and broadleaf forests, in part because... Read More
vertical wind turbine in Alaska
Nov 17 2017
With global carbon emissions on the rise, wind power continues to be an attractive option for states and countries looking to limit fossil fuel use... Read More
Traffic passes through polluted air in Ningbo, China.
Nov 13 2017
Policymakers at this week’s international climate negotiations in Germany meet amid sobering news that gives their work new urgency. After three... Read More