Are wolves a phantom menace in parts of Oregon? Cattle ranchers vs. the oil industry, green energy hits an unprepared grid, restoring soils the old-fashioned way, and more: some of the best recent reads.
We are pleased to announce that the Center’s collaboration with the Stanford Civil and Environmental Engineering Program has been selected as one of this year’s Environmental Venture Projects by the Stanford Woods Institute.
Juliana Chang is interning at Heyday, a non-profit publishing house based in Berkeley that specializes in books on California. This means books ranging from nonfiction recountings of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake to a field guide to edible plants in the Bay Area to a collection of Native American folktales.
Julia Anderson, ‘17, has been tasked with writing a “historical structure report” on Alcatraz Island’s electric shop, which dates back to the 1860s. But first she has to navigate past a very territorial mother seagull.
“With the general election approaching,” writes the Center’s summer research fellow Benek Robertson, “I hoped to highlight specific policy areas that could influence the general election and California politics for years to come.”
Beyond her accomplishments at Water in the West and Stanford, Newsha Ajami has also shown an intense dedication to developing and mentoring the generation of scientists, engineers, and policymakers following in her footsteps.