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Policy sequence is key to slowing deforestation

Policy interventions to stop deforestation are most effective when enacted in a certain order, according to a new Stanford study.

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Peter Vitousek and Gretchen Daily honored by British Ecological Society

Stanford professors Peter Vitousek and Gretchen Daily were honored by the British Ecological Society for exceptional contributions to the generation, communication and promotion of ecological knowledge and solutions.

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Peter Vitousek and Gretchen Daily honored by the British Ecological Society

Peter Vitousek and Gretchen Daily recently received honorary membership in the British Ecological Society. This is the organization's highest honor recognizing exceptional contribution at the international level to the generation, communication and promotion of ecological knowledge and solutions.

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Improve or remove: Funding for U.S. dams

Key ideas and proposals from an agreement between the hydropower industry and environmental community, facilitated through a Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment Uncommon Dialogue, have been included in the $1 trillion infrastructure package adopted by the U.S. Senate.

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Grants fund interdisciplinary environmental research

The Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment is awarding more than $1.5 million to 10 innovative projects to research teams across the university as part of its 2021 Environmental Venture Projects and Realizing Environmental Innovation Program grants.

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A climate change solution: invest in youth environmental education

Governments need to invest in educating youth about the environment if future generations are to respond to the climate emergency, say experts including Stanford Graduate School of Education's Nicole Ardoin.

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Environmental learning in unexpected places

A wide range of organizations focused on areas as seemingly disparate as social justice, religion and the arts play important roles in helping people understand and act on environmental issues. Stanford environmental experts discuss their analysis of nearly 1,000 such organizations in the San Francisco Bay.

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Climate change-resilient infrastructure

In his address to Congress tonight, President Joe Biden is expected to pitch a wide-ranging initiative called the American Jobs Plan. Stanford researchers discuss how and why climate change resilience is central to the initiative.

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Flood risk’s impact on home values

Analysis of sales data and flood risk data over two decades indicates that housing markets fail to fully account for information about flood risk. The findings suggest that policies to improve risk communication could influence market outcomes.

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BBC ‘Extinction’ documentary features Stanford biologist

Stanford biologist Elizabeth Hadly is a featured expert in the documentary Extinction: The Facts, present by Sir David Attenborough. The Woods Institute will host a panel discussion of the film on April 14.

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