Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

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David Lobell named William Wrigley Senior Fellow »

May 26, 2015

FSE deputy director David Lobell has been named the William Wrigley Senior Fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI). Lobell is also an...

Freeman Spogli Institute


Pricing Water to Encourage Conservation »

May 12, 2015

Q & A with Stanford economist developing water demand model to inform water rate changes that meet conservation and revenue objectives

By Janny Choy, Water in the West

A resident of a slum in Cap Haitien, Haiti carries a dry toilet developed by Stanford engineers.

Sanitation Solution Exceeds Expectations »

May 6, 2015

Portable dry toilet and waste service system prove effective in urban slums 

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford undergraduates funded by the MUIR program collect reservoir sediment to investigate its potential as agricultural soil

Finding Solutions While Inspiring Students »

May 4, 2015

Unique grant program provides mentorship for students and research assistance for faculty

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

The threatened African elephant

A World Without Big Plant-Eating Animals »

May 1, 2015

Stanford researcher and team of ecologists predict “enormous ecological, social and economic costs” from loss of large herbivores; offer solutions

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

A freshwater prawn - natural enemy of a disease parasite-carrying snail

Little Prawn, Big Data »

April 30, 2015

Promising natural solution for disease uses mobile data to track spread 

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Marshall Burke

Human Conflict Heats Up With Global Warming »

April 24, 2015

A chance course at Stanford and a study-abroad trip to Nepal changed the trajectory of Marshall Burke’s career, leading him to a human-focused approach to studying climate change. His latest work deals with the link...

By Ker Than, School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences

Aerial view of the new campus Central Energy Facility in November 2014 as it nears completion

New Stanford Energy System Cuts Greenhouse Gas Emissions 68% »

April 16, 2015

Innovative approach to meeting energy needs will make Stanford one of the world's most energy-efficient universities. Comprehensive new system incorporates solar power for electricity, combined with heat recovery....

Stanford News Service

Negotiating a Climate Pact: It All Starts With Good Data  »

April 9, 2015

The Global Carbon Project provides robust data for negotiators to consider during climate talks

By Paige Miller

Future Environmental Leaders Go to Boot Camp »

April 9, 2015

Participants in Stanford's Rising Environmental Leaders Program travel to the nation's capital for D.C. Boot Camp

By Paige Miller

March 2015 Snowpack measurement

Record-Low Snowpack: Bad News for California, Say Stanford Experts »

April 2, 2015

The snowpack in California's mountains is at the lowest level ever recorded. The long-term effects of the drought could be devastating. We recently interviewed Stanford's Noah Diffenbaugh and Leon Szeptycki about why...

By Woods Staff, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Record-Low Snowpack and Climate Change: Experts Weigh In »

March 31, 2015

Vital Source of California Water at Lowest Level Ever

Stanford Researchers Pursue Broad Spectrum of Water Solutions »

March 19, 2015

World Water Day, designated by the United Nations to focus attention on the importance of freshwater, is March 22. Stanford researchers are developing a range of promising solutions to water supply and access challenges that...

Valeria Bauza field tests an early prototype of the Lotus Water filtration technology.

Drinking Water: Safe at the Source »

March 16, 2015

Program on Water, Health and Development researchers are developing affordable, sustainable solutions to the challenge of providing safe drinking water to nearly 1 billion people in city slums. ...

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Underwater image of Salmon River in Idaho

Environment: Ensuring Water for Nature and People »

March 16, 2015

Water in the West researchers compile best practices, forward solutions to ensure enough water is available for natural systems and people. This story is part of a...

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Residents of Cap Haitien, Haiti receive portable, affordable dry household toilets

Sanitation: When Toilets Fly »

March 16, 2015

Initiative run by Stanford graduate students aims for a dry solution to sanitation challenges in urban slums where untreated sewage in waterways spreads disease

This story is part of a...

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

A tanker truck illegally siphons water from a river in arid Jordan.

Water Security: A Bridge to Peace in the Middle East »

March 16, 2015

Stanford-led project in Jordan, a country that traditionally serves as a stabilizing force in the Middle East, holds promise for better water management and less conflict in arid regions around the world. 


By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

A woman in Kalalé, Benin displaying crops grown with solar-powered irrigation

Agriculture: Delivering Water with Sunlight »

March 16, 2015

Innovative multi-year project shows promise of economically and environmentally sustainable solar irrigation systems

This story is part of a ...

Puertollano Photovoltaic Park in Spain

Solar Solution to California Energy Demand »

March 16, 2015

Study finds solar equipment constructed on and around existing infrastructure in California could generate enough electricity to exceed the state’s demand by up to five times

By Carnegie Institution for Science

Stanford Environmental Researchers Work to Put Sustainability into Action »

March 11, 2015

Stanford professors Jenna Davis and Anna Michalak have been selected as Leopold Leadership Program Fellows.

By Paige Miller

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