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Stanford Impact Labs provides an innovative research and development pipeline for the social sciences, connecting researchers with leaders in the public, social and private sectors to develop evidence-driven solutions to social problems.
California State Senate candidate proposes an Indigenous wildfire taskforce; mass die-off of birds in the Southwest; Microsoft tests underwater data servers; preserving Indigenous language in California, recycled plastic headed to LA streets; and other environmental stories about the West.
California legislature backs off measure to recycle more plastic; Aleutian otters’ disappearance is leaving the marine ecosystem in tatters; feral pigs taking over state after state; Joshua tree forest lost to a big California fire; contact tracing on the Navajo reservation, and more environmental news from the West.
Sep 15 2020 | Out West student blog
Liqian Zhang looks to use her experience at a public utility as a launching point for a career in the green energy industry.
Though partisanship makes it difficult to enact policy to deal with climate change, research shows that experience with wildfires might diminish the partisan gap.
A sampling of our climate policy research, which matters now, more than ever.
Calista Triantis researches the future of water sustainability.

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