Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

News and Press Releases


Rethinking 'Natural' Habitat for Wildlife »

April 17, 2014

Protecting wildlife while feeding a world population predicted to reach 9 billion by 2050 will require a holistic approach to conservation that considers human-altered landscapes such as farmland,...

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Bengal tiger

Tigers: Seeking Exotic Mate »

April 15, 2014

Increasing tigers' genetic diversity – via interbreeding and other methods – and not just their population numbers, may be the best solution to saving this endangered species, according to new research...

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

child washing hands

Watching the Washers »

April 14, 2014

Stanford researchers pioneer use of video surveillance to better understand essential hygiene behavior.

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Lisa Jackson to Speak at Stanford »

April 11, 2014

Former EPA administrator and current Apple VP to talk about her journey from the public to the private sector

By Terry Nagel, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Lettuce being watered by sprinkler

Stanford Report Proposes Measures to Solve Groundwater Problem »

April 10, 2014

Suggests better coordination between land use and water management decisions

By Janny Choy, Water in the West

illustration of water runoff from photovoltaic panel to crops

Solar Farms Can Double As Biofuel Crop Farms »

April 9, 2014

A new model for solar farms that "co-locates" crops and solar panels could result in a harvest of valuable biofuel plants along with solar energy.

By Ker Than, Stanford News Service

Chemistry Inspired by Music »

April 8, 2014

Manu Prakash won a contest to develop the 21st-century chemistry set. His version, based on a toy music box, is small, robust, programmable and costs $5. It could help address water quality and health problems.  ...

By Amy Adams, Stanford News Service

DC Bootcamp participants discuss a point

Capital Crash Course for Future Environmental Leaders »

April 3, 2014

D.C. Boot Camp gives graduate students and postdoctoral scholars a taste of life inside the Beltway

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Chris Field, David Lobell, Terry Root and Noah Diffenbaugh

Behind the Scenes of an International Climate Report »

March 31, 2014

Stanford Woods Institute Senior Fellow Chris Field has spent five years leading a large team of international scientists as they prepared a major United Nations report on the state and fate of the world's climate....

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Teaching Ocean logo

Fueling Environmental Ambitions »

March 30, 2014

Program funds student projects in Indonesia and Tonga

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Join the Climate Change Discussion »

March 30, 2014

Events at Stanford offer insight into climate change and related issues

By Terry Nagel, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

saltwater-freshwater interface along the California coast

A New Way to See Saltwater Intrusion Into Groundwater »

March 25, 2014

Stanford geophysicist employs novel surface technology to study intrusion of saltwater into freshwater aquifers along California coast. 


By Ker Than, Stanford School of Earth Sciences

bluefin tuna

Crude Oil Causes Abnormalities in Fish »

March 24, 2014

Study co-authored by Stanford Woods Institute senior fellow shows Deepwater Horizon oil disrupts heart development in tunas

By Ben Sherman, NOAA

At Stanford, Wastewater Won’t Be Wasted »

March 24, 2014

New research facility will test processes for recovering clean water, energy and valuable materials

By Terry Nagel, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Wind turbine

A Surplus of Reliable Clean Energy »

March 20, 2014

Today's wind industry, even with the necessary batteries and other grid-scale storage, is energetically sustainable, Stanford scientists say

By Mark Shwartz, Stanford News Service

turtle caught in fishing net

Unintended Consequences: A Global Map of Fisheries Bycatch »

March 17, 2014

Stanford Woods Institute researcher and others chart intensive fishing’s collateral damage

By Rob Jordan, NOAA

As Temperatures Rise, Crop Yields Will Likely Fall »

March 17, 2014

Wheat, rice and maize yields to decline throughout 21st century, new research predicts. Early adaptation could increase projected yields by up to 15 percent.

By Laura Seaman, Center on Food Security and the Environment

Paper microscope developed by Stanford bioengineer

Free Microscopes for Citizen Scientists »

March 14, 2014

Stanford Woods Intsitute-affiliated bioengineer gives away thousands of microscope kits to foster scientific interest, encourage research on environmental public health issues

By Kris Newby, Stanford Medicine

Mexican boy loads fish onto shore

Trash to Treasure: A Seafood Story »

March 12, 2014

Big plans, support for sustainable fisheries project

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Tropical landscape of Costa Rica's Osa and Golfito region

Moving Closer to a Sustainable Future »

March 7, 2014

Initiative to empower residents of ecologically valuable region moves closer to sustainability goals

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