Ecology & Environment

News articles classified as Ecology & Environment

Natural Capital Project —

Accessing natural capital data

An open-source footprinting tool co-developed by Stanford’s Natural Capital Project helps companies minimize their environmental impact.

Wildfire smoke’s toxic influence

Wildfire smoke has slowed or reversed progress on healthy air in 35 states, erasing a quarter of recent air quality gains in just six years.

Stanford Engineering —

The future of coastal erosion

By studying the chemical secrets locked in coastal rocks, geoscientist Jane Willenbring says, we can tell what coastlines looked like a thousand years ago and predict how far they’ll retreat in the future.

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment —

Support for boundless innovation

Interdisciplinary research teams will convert plastic into food, grow self-fertilizing crops, equip law enforcement to stop illegal deforestation, and more with grants from the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment.

Human-driven mass extinction is eliminating entire genera

A new analysis of mass extinction at the genus level, from researchers at Stanford and the National Autonomous University of Mexico, finds a “mutilation of the tree of life” with massive potential harms to human society.

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment —

Tracking a potent climate threat

Stanford researchers are working across disciplines to create low-cost sensors that can measure methane emissions in humid tropical environments.

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment —

What Congress can do to support wildland firefighters

Wildland firefighters are overworked, underpaid, and unprepared, according to a new white paper. The authors explain how Congress can support these essential frontline workers.

Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability —

Seeing the oceans in a new light

A thumbnail-sized optical sensor that detects environmental DNA in near-real time could help coastal communities monitor some of the world’s largest marine protected areas.

Farming for food and biodiversity

Diversified farming is an important complement to forest protections for reversing tropical biodiversity declines.

Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability —

All about hurricanes

Stanford experts on atmospheric dynamics explain why it’s so hard to predict the path and the intensity of tropical storms.