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icebreaker ship in Arctic
March 21, 2018
As Lieutenant Governor of Alaska from 1994 to 2002, Fran Ulmer was the first female elected to statewide office there. It was one of many pioneering... Read More
A tea plantation and surrounding landscape near Yangshuo, China.
March 16, 2018
Imagine if a country mobilized tens of thousands of people to reforest an area the size of Ireland within a year. This and other seemingly... Read More
February 22, 2018
Seafood provides sustenance for billions of people and livelihoods for tens of millions, yet the full global reach of high seas fishing has remained... Read More
oil palm fruit
February 12, 2018
You want chocolate. You scan the market shelf for a bar with a Fair Trade or Rainforest Alliance certification because you don't want your indulgence... Read More
Cape Town, South Africa
February 7, 2018
Experts are now predicting that Cape Town will run out of water in May. How did it get into this situation? A variety of actors have conspired to put... Read More
Study data collectors measure a child’s growth in Dhaka, Bangladesh, to assess impact of water, sanitation and hygiene interventions.
January 29, 2018
Despite mounting research over the last decade linking poor sanitation to stunted growth in children, a new study found that children born into... Read More
Chris Field
January 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
January 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.
January 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

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