Environment and Climate Change
Keeping an eye on an island nation’s marine life
King Center support helped advance Bianca Santos’s research in Palau, where she is studying the impacts of climate change on small-scale fisheries.
March 27, 2023
Testing the winds
Anna-Katharina von Krauland’s research on potential wind farm development in the US and India could help ease the transition to renewable energy.
March 06, 2023
The lifesaving benefits of convenient infrastructure: Evidence from Bangladesh
Research by PhD student Nina Buchmann shows that physical proximity to pathogen-free water sources reduces child and adult mortality.
December 05, 2022
Stanford research ushers in a ‘new frontier’ in tackling global poverty
In the first real-world test of a tool pioneered at Stanford to better evaluate anti-poverty policies, a new study shows the economic benefits of expanding electricity access.
November 16, 2022
Seeking to ease conflicts linked to climate change
King Center graduate student fellowship recipient Garrett Albistegui Adler, ’18, MA ’22, PhD is exploring the factors that might influence how people respond to climactic shocks.
June 29, 2022
Four questions for Desiree LaBeaud
The Stanford epidemiologist and King Center Faculty Affiliate reacts to recent news about the effects of plastic on human health.
May 19, 2022
Solar technology and community engagement team up to help low-income farmers in India
Affiliated researcher Michael Machala, PhD '17, developed a solar-powered technology to improve the quality and quantity of dried agricultural produce in India.
April 18, 2022
Stanford engineers reveal how to optimize processes for transforming sulfur in wastewater to valuable materials
Promising technologies for converting wastewater into drinkable water produce a chemical compound that can be toxic, corrosive and malodorous.
March 03, 2022
Transforming India’s sanitation policy and practice
In a country of over a billion people with dense urban centers and sparse rural regions, how can the government prevent open defecation?
February 19, 2022
Stanford pediatric arbovirologist Desiree LaBeaud’s quest to eradicate mosquito-borne diseases led to an unlikely culprit: plastic trash
In 2021, Faculty Affiliate Desiree LaBeaud and her colleagues launched the nonprofit organization HERI-Kenya to reduce the spread of mosquito-borne diseases in Kenya.
February 11, 2022
Podcast: Jessica Ray and William Tarpeh on clean water, turning trash into treasure, and life as assistant professors
These environmental engineers tell Stereo Chemistry about their visions for the future of our water . . . and share some laughs along the way
December 21, 2021
5 questions with Dr. Marshall Burke on the costs of climate change
Faculty Affiliate Marshall Burke has focused his research on quantifying the social and environmental impacts of climate change.
November 10, 2021
China's new carbon market aims to substantially reduce its emissions. Here's how
Faculty Affiliate Lawrence Goulder writes for the World Economic Forum about China's new carbon market, the world's largest.
November 09, 2021
Escaping extreme poverty
Stanford environmental engineer Christine Pu discusses how infrastructure investments and policies can alleviate poverty and build resilience against climate change.
October 27, 2021
Timing is everything: Stanford researchers reveal why the right sequence of policies is essential to slow deforestation
Policy interventions to stop deforestation are most effective when enacted in a certain order, according to a new Stanford study.
October 27, 2021
Stanford-led research underscores pollution’s impact on child health
A new analysis by Faculty Affiliates Stephen Luby and Michael Biaocchi finds evidence of a link between air pollution and children’s respiratory health in low-income settings.
October 12, 2021
A new breed of crisis: War and warming collide in Afghanistan
Unrest and climate change are creating an agonizing feedback loop that punishes some of the world’s most vulnerable people.
August 30, 2021
The professor who assigns value to nature — then persuades world leaders to save it
Gretchen Daily is a pioneer in the field known as “natural capital.” Using science and software, she shows stakeholders why it benefits everyone to prioritize conservation.
July 30, 2021
Working to secure a food staple
Tianmei Wang is exploring how climate change will affect rice farming, including through the use of remote sensing technology.
June 29, 2021
Stanford explainer: Social cost of carbon
In a Q&A, Stanford economists discuss the importance of this number and its role in creating environmental policies.
June 07, 2021