Ecosystem Services and Conservation

Wetlands stopped $625 million in property damage during Hurricane Sandy. Can they help Houston?

As the financial toll of hurricane Harvey reaches new levels, scientists like Katie Arkema discuss how the solution to curbing property damage in the future may lay with the increase of wetlands.
August 31, 2017 - By Nsikan Akpan, PBS

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Coverage: Jordan Faces More Frequent Long and Severe Droughts

Jordan is among the world’s most water-poor nations, and a new, comprehensive analysis of regional drought and land-use changes in upstream Syria suggests the conditions could get significantly worse.
August 30, 2017 - By , Newsweek, Reuters, Geographical, The Christian Science Monitor, Carbon Brief

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How a California groundwater case could affect Nevada and the West

Leon Szeptycki comments on the Ninth Circuit ruling in California on issue of groundwater rights and its potential outcomes for other states
August 21, 2017 - By Daniel Rothberg , The Nevada Independent

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Following damage caused by economic rise, China tackles ambitious conservation experiment

Gretchen Daily comments on China's new environmental conservation initiative
August 20, 2017 - By Michael Holtz, The Christian Science Monitor

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Sacramento County sues to block Delta tunnels – and it’s not alone

Barton Thompson weights in his opinion on how proceeding will start in Sacramento County suing state government to block the construction of the Delta Tunnels.
August 18, 2017 - By Dale Kasler And Ryan Sabalow, The Sacramento Bee

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Honoring Earth and Space Scientists

Gretchen Daily is mentioned as one of the recipients of the 26th Blue Planet Prize, an award given to those for "outstanding achievements in scientific research that aims to help solve global environmental problems."
August 10, 2017 - By AGU, EOS

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The Great Decoupling

Robert Jackson co-authors study on global energy consumption displayed in chart form.
July 31, 2017 - By Rob Jackson, Josep Canadell, Philippe Ciais, Corinne Le Quéré, and Glen Peters, Anthropocene

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A Beach Town’s Dilemma: Protect Homes or Save the Shore?

Katharine Mach is quoted on the issues arising from the Del Mar walkable beach
July 21, 2017 - By Anne C. Mulkern, Scientific America

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One Photographer's Quest to Document Endangered Animals

Rodolfo Dirzo and Paul Ehrlich's study on drastic decline of animal species is mention in relation toa new PBS miniseries in photographing endangered species
July 18, 2017 - By Christine Jackson , SDPD Radio

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Coverage: Stanford researchers explore how corals of Bikini Atoll survive nuke tests

Stephen Palumbi is quoted on his research into the adaptability of corals in Bikini Atoll after long exposure to nuclear radiation
July 17, 2017 - By , USA Today, The Guardian, The Independent, The London Economic, The Daily Mail, Xinhuanet

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Open Source GIS Tools Helping Save Mangrove Forests

References model used by the Natural Capital Project in showing correlation between changes in ecosystems to benefits of people
July 12, 2017 - By Anssel Lopez & Robert Aguirre, Directions Magazine

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Coverage: New study of human impact on Earth's animal populations

Rodolfo Dirzo and Paul Ehrlich's research is cited on human's impact on the decline of vertebrates population
July 10, 2017 - By , The Atlantic, Science Daily, CNN, Independent, USA Today, Mashable, The Guardian, Altimetric, ABC, CNN, CBS News, IBT, India Today, EL PAIS (Spain), Le Monde, La Voz (Argentina), The Economic Times, The Independent, New York Times, Mongabay, Newsmax

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Plastic to be phased out at major American aquariums

As some of our nation's top aquarium's begin the process of fazing out the use of plastic products Jeff Koseff, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University who studies plastics in the ocean, believes the campaign "could make a difference" and that this program is "really about our future on this planet."
July 10, 2017 - By Paul Rogers, The Mercury News

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Gretchen Daily honored with Blue Planet Prize for tireless eco work

Gretchen Daily is mentioned as the Blue Planet recipient for her work to "secure ecosystems and human well-being."
July 5, 2017 - By Rob Jordan, The Green Times

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Judge's ruling focuses Dakota pipeline opponents on hearing next week

Deborah Ann Sivas, professor at the Law School, director of the Stanford Environmental Law Clinic and senior fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, comments on the proceedings in the Dakota pipeline crisis
June 15, 2017 - By Valerie Volcovici and Ernest Scheyder, Reuters

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Experts explore sustainable infrastructure amid major development needs

Mentions ecosystem services thought exercise led by Lisa Mandle.
May 23, 2017 - By Michael Tatarski, Mongabay

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Model Island

Feature on Natural Capital Project work to identify where and how local ecosystems could potentially be restored, expanded, or introduced to help protect communities.
May 17, 2017 - By David Brian Butvill, Biographic (California Academy of Science)

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How Building a Wall Can Save a Forest

Gretchen Daily explains that the most successful conservation models are based on a shared community value, as opposed to monetary gains.
May 9, 2017 - By Teresa L. Carey, Inside Science

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This Bug Can Eat Plastic. But Can It Clean Up Our Mess?

Discusses ongoing research at Stanford by Weimin Wu and others on plastic-eating mealworms.
April 24, 2017 - By Carrie Arnold, National Geographic

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These pesky caterpillars seem to digest plastic bags

References research on plastic-eating mealworms supported by Woods Environmental Venture Projects program.
April 24, 2017 - By Ben Guarino, Washington Post

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