Environment

CAL FIRE selects student wildfire projects

Fighting fire after fire in ever-growing wildfire seasons, CAL FIRE is in search of innovative prevention and response strategies. Stanford students address this need by successfully tackling some of the biggest problems in wildfire management with fresh perspectives.

Steinbeck’s experimentalism explored

English Professor Gavin Jones’ new book examines John Steinbeck’s experimentalism, contending that the author’s portrayals of climate change and wealth inequality make him an important literary voice for today.

Protecting water

Federal regulators have moved to delay assessment and action on chemicals that could contaminate drinking water. Richard Luthy explains how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and individual states approach waterborne threats.

Stanford HAI —

AI’s carbon footprint problem

Machine learning generates far more carbon emissions than most people realize. A Stanford team has developed a tool to measure the hidden cost.

Natural Capital Project —

Finding joy in everyday biodiversity

NatCap’s Gretchen Daily and Jeffrey Smith contributed to a new book, Earth 2020: An Insider’s Guide to a Rapidly Changing Planet, a collection of interdisciplinary essays to celebrate 50 years of Earth Day.

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment —

New Human and Planetary Health Fellowship

Stanford University and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine have joined forces to create a new Post-doctoral Fellowship in Planetary Health to support early-career researchers tackling pressing questions in this emerging field.

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment —

2019 Stanford Environmental Research Year in Review

Researchers at Stanford are working across disciplines to make new discoveries and create innovative solutions to the world's pressing environmental challenges.