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Program Updates

Setting Climate Priorities for the Next U.S. President

White House veterans gather at Stanford for a conference on the climate agenda for the next administration.

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FUEL for Green Careers

Future environmental leaders face a bewilderingly broad array of challenges and opportunities. Woods' Forum of Undergraduate Environmental Leadership (FUEL) helps navigate.

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Research Highlights

Amazon Rainforest Responds Quickly to Extreme Climate Events

Tropical ecosystems might be more sensitive to climate change than previously thought, according to a study co-authored by Senior Fellow Noah Diffenbaugh (Earth System Science).

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Populations of Early Humans Grew Like Invasive Species

The history of human colonization of South America – explosive growth that rapidly reached the environment's carrying capacity – could have implications for future global population change, according to a study co-authored by Senior Fellow Elizabeth Hadly (Biology).

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Understanding the Economics of Climate Change

Gaps in social science knowledge of climate change constrain the policy impact of natural science research, according to research by a Stanford team including Center Fellow Marshall Burke (Earth System Science) and Woods-affiliated economist Charles Kolstad.

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In the News
Selected media coverage of the Stanford Woods Institute and its
fellows, affiliated scholars and supported research

Could Vegetarians Save the World's Forests?

The Christian Science Monitor, April 23
Senior Fellow Eric Lambin (Earth System Science) discusses food security.

California's Extreme Dry Patterns are Becoming More Common, Study Says  

Washington Post, April 4
Cites research co-authored by Woods-affiliated postdoctoral scholar Daniel Horton and Senior Fellow Noah Diffenbaugh (Earth System Science).

Scientists Find Groundwater in Wyoming Impacted by Fracking 

The Weather Channel, March 31
Cites research co-authored by Senior Fellow Robert Jackson (Earth System Science).

To Save South America's Forests Harmonize Tough Environment Rules - Study

Reuters, March 28
Quotes Woods-affiliated postdoctoral scholar Yann le Polain de Waroux on deforestation research.

We've Barely Begun to Tap the Sun's Mighty Power

Newsweek, March 27
Cites renewable energy research by Senior Fellow Mark Jacobson (Civil and Environmental Engineering).

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