Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

News and Press Releases

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Teaching Biology in the Bush »

August 13, 2018

Stanford graduate students learn to mentor undergraduates through hands-on training in remote African ecosystems.

By Taylor Kubota, Stanford News Service

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Who Owns the Aquifer? »

August 3, 2018

Stanford researchers map out groundwater at stake in the wake of a court decision that bolsters Native American rights to the precious resource across an increasingly arid West.

By Josie Gartwhaite, School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences

Does a Fishing Ban Have to Hurt Fishing Communities? »

August 2, 2018

Fishers who complied with a moratorium in the Adriatic Sea maintained catch levels by fishing in other areas. The findings help justify extending regional protection and provide...

By Nicole Kravec, Stanford News Service

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Over the Borderline »

July 24, 2018

Stanford biologists discuss border region's unique natural ecosystems and a continuous barrier’s potential ecological damage.

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

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Natural Chromium Sources Threaten California Groundwater »

July 23, 2018

Natural sources of the toxic form of chromium appear in wells that provide drinking water to a large population in California, offering a new perspective on California’s groundwater...

By Danielle Torrent Tucker, School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences

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Warming Temperatures Could Increase Suicide Rates  »

July 23, 2018

By comparing historical temperature and suicide data, researchers found a strong correlation between warm weather and increased suicides. They estimate climate change could lead to...

By Michelle Horton, Stanford Center on Food Security and the Environment

A New Way to Store Wind and Solar Electricity on a Large Scale »

July 19, 2018

A new type of flow battery that involves a liquid metal more than doubled the maximum voltage of conventional flow batteries and could lead to affordable storage of renewable power.

By Mark Golden, Precourt Institute for Energy

Jon Krosnick

Public support for climate policy remains strong »

July 16, 2018

A new study shows that Americans overwhelmingly want a reduction in global warming and support renewable energy development. But according to the data, Americans don’t realize how...

By Melissa De Witte, Stanford News Service

Island Foxes

Tackling wildfire, health and environmental risks  »

July 12, 2018

The Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment announces winners of new grants supporting innovative research and technology solutions to pressing environmental issues.

By Devon Ryan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

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Discovery Could Enable Long-Term Weather Forecasts and Better Climate Models »

July 10, 2018

If you can predict the path of the jet stream, the upper atmosphere’s undulating river of wind, then you can predict weather – not just for a week or two, but for an entire season. A...

By Josie Gartwhaite, School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences

New Leadership at Stanford's Center on Food Security and the Environment »

July 6, 2018

David B. Lobell will step in as director Sept. 1, 2018. Lobell succeeds Rosamond L. Naylor, who has been director since FSE’s inception in 2005.

By Michelle Horton, Center on Food Security and the Environment

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Getting to Net-Zero Emissions: A Q&A with Stanford Experts »

July 2, 2018

Stanford researchers discuss the technologies and steps it will take to reach a net-zero carbon emission energy future.

By Devon Ryan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Poor Air Quality Responsible for One in Five Infant Deaths in Sub‑Saharan Africa »

June 27, 2018

Satellite measurements of air quality across sub-Saharan Africa revealed small improvements in air quality could be one of the most effective interventions to curb infant mortality rates.

By Michelle Horton, Stanford Center on Food Security and the Environment

 flooding in Port Arthur, Texas, in August 2017

Coastal Resilience »

June 27, 2018

Stanford policy and climate experts discuss ways to secure communities and military installations in the face of increasing flooding.

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

LInC: A New Cohort of Collaborative Faculty Leaders »

June 13, 2018

Join us in welcoming the inaugural group of fellows in the LInC (Leading Interdisciplinary Collaborations) program for Stanford faculty. Based at the Stanford Woods Institute, LInC is...

By Woods Staff, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Leadership and Science: a Q&A with Marcia McNutt, president of the National Academy of Sciences »

June 9, 2018

Marcia McNutt, president of the National Academy of Sciences, recently discussed science careers and leadership at Stanford University during a conversation with Woods Institute...

By Woods Staff, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

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How can global partnerships help conserve the ocean? »

June 8, 2018

Q&A with Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions Co-Director Jim Leape on his involvement with Friends of Ocean Action.

By Nicole Kravec, Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions

Can utilities afford electric vehicle investments? »

June 7, 2018

Energy policy expert Michael Wara comments on the decision to approve $768 million in transportation electrification projects and how it could affect utilities, the environment and...

By Devon Ryan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

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Arsenic in Groundwater »

June 5, 2018

Pumping an aquifer to the last drop squeezes out more than water. A Stanford study finds it can also unlock dangerous arsenic from buried clays – and reveals how sinking land can...

By Josie Gartwhaite, Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences

Gillnet fishing equipment

New tool Improves Fishing Efficiency and Sustainability »

May 30, 2018

Software targets the most abundant fishing grounds and reduces catch of unwanted or protected species using satellite data, maps and observations.

By Nicole Kravec, Center for Ocean Solutions

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