Researchers in the School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences has found that an Iceland-sized region of Africa has been undergoing harmful deforestation since the beginning of the 21st century.
If you didn’t know already (despite the countless posts that drowned people’s newsfeeds on Twitter and Facebook a couple weeks ago), the world’s largest coral reef ecosystem was regrettably pronounced dead. Pictures of the white, colorless coral reefs surfaced the web and erupted into an immediate negative reaction on social media. However, various sources have…
A new study published last month by a team of Stanford biologists revealed that biodiversity in a tropical countryside in Latin America tends to increase with the number of trees.
Deforestation continues to be an ecological catastrophe of worldwide proportions, but a new Stanford study has found a new way to help fight it. According to a report published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), collaboration between industry and environmentalist organizations is a more successful solution than confrontation.
A study about how different methods of agricultural expansion affect the biodiversity and carbon of forests was published online on June 16, 2015. Four Stanford scientists from the Natural Capital Project contributed to the study.
Biofuels are a step towards greener energy but they aren’t perfect. It is important that the current method of biofuel production does not prevent other more environmentally aware methods from being developed.
Such success stories won’t be echoed everywhere. On a planet with 7 billion humans and counting, wild places are necessarily eroding in the face of human need, despite the activism of conservation interests. For every bird colony fenced by a first world nation, millions of acres of rainforest will be cut down in developing countries. For every bird colony fenced by a first world nation, millions of acres of rainforest will be cut down in developing countries.
I love wood. I love my mahogany shelf, carried across the country from a high school workshop to my college dorm room, to grad school in Boston and across the country to Stanford. I love fires and the firewood waiting patiently outside my apartment for the next camping trip.