Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Media Coverage: Public Opinion Research

Stanford Researchers Test Public Receptiveness to Vertical Wind Turbines »

November 17, 2017

John Dabiri and Bruce Cain co-author a study looking into Californian's receptiveness on traditional versus vertical axis wind turbines in a rural setting.

Renewable Energy Magazine

New UNFPA Study Outlines Inequalities In Sexual Health & Reproductive Rights Globally »

November 1, 2017

Michele Barry is quoted on women's health and rights at the recent inaugural Women Leaders in Global Health conference held at Stanford University.

Girl Talk HQ

How words helped save water in parched California »

October 27, 2017

Research by hydrologist Newsha Ajami shows us that news and media coverage of California's historic drought may be the key to help residents conserve water and lower usage.

By Karen Kaplan, VC Star

More ink, less water: News coverage of the drought prompted Californians to conserve, study suggests »

October 27, 2017

A recent study by Newsha Ajami shows us that as media coverage of California's 5 year drought rose, household water consumption decreased.

By Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times

Researchers find link between media attention to drought and household water savings »

October 26, 2017

Hydrologist Newsha Ajami conducts research diving into water consumption and media coverage of California drought.

By Victoria Stein, PHYS

Stanford researchers find link between media coverage, household water savings during Calif. drought  »

October 26, 2017

Newsha Ajami discusses her recent study on the link between media coverage and water consumption during the 5 year drought in California.

Water World

Virtual Reality can help politicians make responsible decisions about the environment »

October 25, 2017

Jeremy Bailenson discusses how virtual reality could change perception on climate and environmental issues.

By Jeremy Bailenson, National Geographic

A flood of drought news can reduce water use »

October 25, 2017

A study by Newsha Ajami showcases the effect that the media had on water consumption during California's most recent 5 year drought.

By Emily Benson, High Country News

PG&E power lines linked to Wine Country fires »

October 10, 2017

Frank Wolak weights in on the fires of Napa and Sonoma counties and the cause around them.

By Paul Rodgers, The Mercury News

Court Scuttles Rule Cutting Potent Greenhouse Gas »

August 9, 2017

Michael Wara comments on the federal appeals court ruling to negate the Environmental Protection Agency authority to regulate hydrofluorocarbons or HPCs.

By Bobby Magill, Climate Central

Why so much of the world is stuck in a ‘poverty trap’ »

July 25, 2017

Matthew Bonds co-authors a study into the factors that set up the "poverty trap" and what is needed to break the mold for people in poorer conditions to survive.

By Giorgia Guglielmi, Science Mag

E.P.A. to Give Dissenters a Voice on Climate, No Matter the Consensus »

June 30, 2017

Christopher B. Field is mentioned in relation to the red team blue team" proposal on a climate change debate

By Brad Plumer and Coral Davenport, NY Times

This EPA research program just got a rave scientific review. Trump wants to eliminate it. »

June 16, 2017

Harold Mooney is quoted on the possible cut to the STAR program and its importance in "research that aims to solve real-life, practical problems."

By Chelsea Harvey, The Washington Post

Commentary: Life support for coal will make America an energy backwater »

June 14, 2017

Cites study by Charles Kolstad diving into possible factors for the decline of the coal industry.

By Noah Smith, Chicago Tribune

Stanford's Jon Krosnick: On Climate Change, Most Americans Want Action »

May 6, 2015

Woods Affiliate Jon Krosnick (Humanities and Sciences) discusses how large majorities of Americans believe climate change is real and support measures for action

By Patt Morrison, LA Times

How Can Countries Make Progress on Global Climate Policy? »

September 23, 2014

Op-ed about climate treaties co-authored by Kenneth Scheve, a Woods-affiliated professor of political science.

By Michael M. Bechtel and Kenneth F. Scheve, Huffington Post

What Type of Climate Treaty Would People Around the World Support? »

September 19, 2014

Op-ed featuring research and related animation co-authored by Kenneth Scheve, a Woods-affiliated professor of political science.

By Michael M. Bechtel and Kenneth F. Scheve, Washington Post

People Want Smarter Energy Choices »

August 5, 2014

Cites Stanford poll by Woods-affiliated Professor in Humanities & Social Sciences and Professor of Communication & Political Science Jon Krosnick that found strong support for renewable energy

By Lesley Hunter, The Hill

How to Determine the Scientific Consensus on Global Warming »

July 24, 2014

Includes comment by Woods Senior Fellow Jon Krosnick about the difficulty in quantifying the consensus among natural scientists on global warming

By Gayathri Vaidyanathan, Scientific American and ClimateWire

Hotter Temperatures Bolster Americans' Belief in Global Warming: Study »

July 3, 2014

Cites study by Woods Senior Fellow Jon Krosnick that finds Americans are more likely to express belief in global warming after average worldwide temperatures rise

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