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Americans drive a lot. In fact, we drive twice as much as Europeans (Shell, 40). This disparity is attributed to urban sprawl, the dominant US land development practice of the last century. The idea behind urban sprawl is sustained growth away from a city center into cheaper rural land. This created [...]
Stanford news has recently run two stories on possible new ways of mitigating carbon dioxide. One explains the work of Jennifer Wilcox who co-authored a recent paper concluding that chemically scrubbing carbon from our atmosphere, while feasible, is simply too expensive. The other, is more optimistic, recounting Sally Benson’s research on sequestering [...]
Investigating Attitudes toward Nature
By Caroline Hodge. Caroline is a junior currently studying abroad in India.
If you’d asked me four years ago what an environmentalist’s job is, I would have been quick to tell you that their main responsibility is preserving nature. Environmentalists are charged with the noble task of keeping the Sierra Nevada, the Amazon rainforest, and countless other natural landforms in the world, [...]
Lecturer Sara Brownell and assistant professor of biology Tadashi Fukami were part of an ambitious overhaul of Stanford’s core biology lab courses. Students learn more about research and experimental methods when they pursue more open-ended field research, rather than doing cookbook style lab work. You can read more about the [...]