Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Past News: 2007

Stanford's Nanowire Battery Holds 10 Times the Charge of Existing Ones »

December 18, 2007

Stanford researchers have found a way to use silicon nanowires to reinvent the rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that power laptops, iPods, video cameras, cell phones, and countless other devices.

By Dan Stober, Stanford News

Stanford's Chris Field among 25 Researchers to Represent U.N. Climate Panel at Nobel Ceremony »

December 7, 2007

Stanford University scientist Chris Field is one of 25 researchers who will attend the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony and banquet on Dec. 10 in Oslo, Norway.

By News Staff, Stanford News

Stanford Researchers Say Climate Change Will Significantly Increase Impending Bird Extinctions »

December 6, 2007

Where do you go when you've reached the top of a mountain and you can't go back down?

By Louis Bergeron, Stanford News

Study Finds That Linked Wind Farms Can Result in Reliable Power »

December 5, 2007

Wind power, long considered to be as fickle as wind itself, can be groomed to become a steady, dependable source of electricity and delivered at a lower cost than at present, according to scientists at Stanford University.

By Louis Bergeron and Stephanie Kenitzer, Stanford News

Gates Foundation Awards FSE and Collaborators $3.8 Million for the Study of Biofuels and Food Security »

December 3, 2007

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded FSE and collaborators $3.8 million over three years for the study of "Biofuels and Food Security in the Developing World". The project is a collaboration between FSE, the...

By Marshall Burke, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

Conference Explores Nexus of Development, Global Warming, Nuclear Proliferation »

November 28, 2007

A fundamental conflict exists between global efforts to keep nuclear bombs out of the hands of terrorists and a need to reduce carbon emissions, former U.S. Defense Secretary William J. Perry said at the opening of the third annual...

By Lisa Trei, Stanford News

With Growth of Blogging on Campus, Stanford Gets Caught Up in Web 2.0 »

November 28, 2007

The Internet search engine Technorati.com currently tracks more than 112 million blogs, while Stanford’s new blog directory lists just 60 to 70 of them — from the student-driven Unofficial Stanford Blog to that of Law School...

By Michael Peña, Stanford News

Cleanup Method Uses Activated Carbons to Anchor Toxins to Bottom of the Bay [quotes Woods senior fellow Richard Luthy] »

November 28, 2007

Richard Luthy, chair of Stanford's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has a plan to clean polluted sediment at Hunters Point in San Francisco with activated carbon—the same technology in many water filters. Luthy...

By Rachel Tompa, Stanford News

'Mini-Rivers' May Detect Explosives, Toxins Better Than Other Sensors »

November 14, 2007

A casual conversation between two professors on a train from Oxford to London has led to the development of a new type of chemical sensor that may be markedly better at sniffing out explosives, narcotics or environmental toxins...

By Dan Stober, Stanford News

At Google, a Focus on Global Justice »

November 14, 2007

In a large yellow room at Google's headquarters in Mountain View, about 150 "Googlers" sitting at desks covered in laptops listen intently to Stanford Professor Joshua Cohen discuss the intricacies of creating equitable financial...

By Lisa Trei, Stanford News

Indigenous Leaders Study Resource Management on Campus [Woods Institute First Nations' Futures program] »

November 7, 2007

It's a truism that no man is an island, but increasingly, it seems, no island is an island. As more of the world's economic and environmental problems become global in scale, no place is beyond reach, regardless of the immensity of...

By Lou Bergeron, Stanford News

Hal Mooney Receives Margalef Prize for Ecology & Environmental Sciences »

November 7, 2007

Harold Mooney, the Paul S. Achilles Professor of Environmental Biology, was awarded the 2007 Ramón Margalef Prize for Ecology and Environmental Sciences from the Autonomous Government of Catalonia in Spain. Mooney was recognized as...

By News Staff, Stanford News

Woods Advisory Council Member Victoria Sant Completes Term on the Stanford Board of Trustees »

October 17, 2007

Two members of the Stanford Board of Trustees, John P. Morgridge and Victoria "Vicki" P. Sant, recently completed their terms, but both will remain active in university affairs.

By News Staff, Stanford News

Roundtable Addresses Global Security and the Challenges of Climate Change »

October 17, 2007

A day after the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded for efforts to publicize and fight global warming, panelists speaking at the annual Roundtable at Stanford pointed to the university's and the nation's responsibility to combat what...

By Lisa Trei, Stanford News

Group Hopes Small Guide Will Have Big Impact on Environment »

October 17, 2007

As more of the world's economic and environmental problems become global in scale, no place is beyond reach, regardless of the immensity of its moat.

By Rachel Tompa, Stanford News

Buzz Thompson, Jeff Koseff Named Perry L. McCarty Directors of Woods Institute »

October 17, 2007

Greg Asner and Mark Schnitzer have been selected by Popular Science as two of the 10 most impressive scientists in the country under age 40. The Brilliant 10, as they are called, are selected based upon recommendations from...

By News Staff, Stanford News

Stanford's Nobel Peace Prize Connection »

October 12, 2007

This year's Nobel Prize for Peace was awarded to Al Gore along with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a United Nations network of scientists. Gore made a brief statement for the press at the Alliance for Climate...

By Dan Stober, Stanford News Service

Center for Environmental Science and Policy Disbands »

October 10, 2007

The Center for Environmental Science and Policy at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies was dissolved Sept. 1, nearly 10 years after it was established as a center for interdisciplinary research on the environment...

By News Staff, Stanford News

Institute for Research in the Social Sciences Set to Open Secure Data Center »

October 10, 2007

The Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (IRiSS) plans to open a new Secure Data Center on campus this month that will give researchers access to sensitive and confidential statistics from the Census Bureau and, later,...

By News Staff, Stanford News

America's Report Card on the Environment - Second annual survey (Full survey report PDF) »

September 26, 2007

The second annual installment of Stanford’s national survey on the public’s perceptions of the environment shows that Americans remain pessimistic and want a lot to be done to improve its health. This report compares our new...

By Jon Krosnick, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

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