News from South America
Regional News from Stanford University - South America
During spring break, students in the Ford Dorsey Program in International Policy Studies (IPS) had the opportunity to visit Argentina to meet with a number of elected officials, NGOs, think tanks, and journalists to help them understand the current political climate of the country and get a better idea of how policy affects the population as a whole.
The Stanford Bright Award recognizes unheralded individuals who have made significant contributions to global sustainability. Art Sterritt will receive the 2014 award for his efforts in protecting the Great Bear Rainforest in Canada.
A new study led by a Stanford researcher shows that more than 80 percent of the new farmland created in the tropics between 1980 and 2000 came from felling forests, which sends carbon into the atmosphere and drives global warming. But the research team also noted that big agribusiness has largely replaced small farmers in doing most of the tree cutting in Brazil and Indonesia, which may make it easier to rein in the trend.