Environment

Gretchen Daily collects Blue Planet Prize

Gretchen Daily is collecting the Blue Planet Prize in Tokyo for her work promoting practical conservation by revealing the value of nature to human well-being and development.

Animal biodiversity key part of carbon cycle

With abundant data on plants, large animals and their activity, and carbon soil levels in the Amazon, Stanford research suggests that large animal diversity influences carbon stocks and contributes to climate change mitigation.

The future of water in the West

Leon Szeptycki, executive director of Stanford’s Water in the West program, discusses the challenges and responses to managing water in a changing climate.

Mastering the art of environmental and policy engagement

Op-eds written by Stanford students in a new environmental advocacy and policy course have begun to be published – one outcome of a class that teaches students how to advocate for environmental policy issues.

Stanford biologists warn of prelude to extinction

In the first such global evaluation, Stanford biologists found more than 30 percent of all vertebrates have declining populations. They call for curbs on the basic drivers of these losses.