News articles classified as sustainability

STANFORD magazine —

California’s charge

The state has made an ambitious plan: 100% carbon-free electricity by 2045. Four experts weigh in on how – and whether it’s possible – to get there.

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.

Stanford Graduate School of Business —

Fixing the palm oil problem

Worldwide production of palm oil has climbed steadily for five decades, with devastating environmental consequences. Kelly Redmond, MS ’23, an impact fellow at the Graduate School of Business, is developing a sustainable alternative that has the potential to benefit communities in the regions where it’s produced.

Farming for food and biodiversity

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

Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability —

Jordan’s illegal market for drinking water

New research reveals a massive and accelerating transfer of water from dwindling rural groundwater sources to Jordan’s cities through an unlicensed market.

How heat affects the most vulnerable

Extreme heat threatens the health of vulnerable populations such as children, laborers, and the elderly. A Stanford pediatrician, emergency medicine doctor, and professor of Earth system science discuss how we can best adapt and build resilience – particularly for those populations and communities that are most vulnerable.

Mosquito diseases on the move

Climate change and human activity are enabling the spread of mosquito-borne diseases, like dengue fever, to new places. Stanford infectious disease experts and disease ecologists discuss what we know and how communities can protect themselves from these changing disease threats.

Resilient power grids

Stanford research finds low-income communities in California face a “wildfire safety deficit” as a result of longstanding policies about who should pay to move power lines underground.