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lstarrowDec. 6: Biofuels Opportunities, Challenges 
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Dec. 4: How China is Changing the World

Dec. 4 Program Kicks Off China SeriesTed C. Fishman, author of China, Inc., will address how China is changing, at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 4, in Memorial Auditorium on the Stanford campus. First of four lectures; the next three take place at 7 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium on Jan. 23, Feb. 13 and March 6.

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Dec 6: Biofuels Opportunities, Challenges

Dec. 4 Program Kicks Off China SeriesAcademic, corporate and NGO experts from the U.S. and China will discuss opportunities and challenges surrounding biofuels on Wednesday, Dec. 6, from 4:15-5:15 p.m. in Room 550A, Building 550, on the Stanford campus. Panelists will be Kenneth Cassman, University of Nebraska; Jikun Huang, Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy of the Chinese Academy of Sciences; Mark Jacobson, Stanford; Jason Clay, World Wildlife Fund; and Ronald Christenson, Cargill, Inc. The panel is a follow-on activity to a workshop, “Environmental, Resource and Trade Implications of Biofuels,” hosted by Stanford.

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Many Ways to View ‘Environment’

E&E Building Constructions Begins

During a Nov. 8-10 conference, “Imaging Environment: Maps, Models, Metaphors,” co-sponsored by the Woods Institute and the Stanford Humanities Center, scholars from disciplines as diverse as biology, history, architecture and geology shared their unique ways of representing the environment around us. Panelist Michael Pollan, right, a journalism professor at UC-Berkeley, spoke at the event (photo by L.A. Cicero).

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Engineers Seek Sustainable Building Materials

institute newsinstitute newsA home builder can use a wide variety of materials to build a house that is durable, but virtually none of those choices will build a house that is sustainable. Researchers Sarah Billington, left, and Craig Criddle discuss their work in this article. The research is funded by the Woods Institute.

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