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Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Past News: 2010

Tracking the Flu Virus Through the Environment »

December 16, 2010

Flu season is here. And with every social interaction comes a game of chance: Does the person you're talking to, shaking hands with or kissing have a bug? And if they do, what are the odds you'll catch it?

By Adam Gorlick, Stanford News Service

Stanford Research Follows Spread of Flu in High School »

December 14, 2010

Flu season is here. And with every social interaction comes a game of chance: Does the person you're talking to, shaking hands with or kissing have a bug? And if they do, what are the odds you'll catch it?

By Adam Gorlick, Stanford News

Satellites Provide New Way to Monitor Groundwater »

December 13, 2010

Senior Fellow Rosemary Knight and colleagues have found a way to cheaply and effectively monitor aquifer levels in agricultural regions using data from orbiting satellites that are mapping the shape of Earth's surface with...

By Susan Young, Stanford Report

Agriculture in Brazil: Impacts, Costs and Opportunities for a Sustainable Future »

December 2, 2010

Brazil has developed a large-scale commercial agricultural system, recognized worldwide for its role in domestic economic growth and expanding exports. However, the success of this sector has been associated with widespread...

By Communications Staff, Center for Food Security and the Environment (FSE)

Frequent Viewers of Fox News Are Less Likely to Accept Scientists' Views of Global Warming »

December 1, 2010

On December 8, 2009, Fox News Washington managing editor Bill Sammon sent an email to the network’s reporters instructing them always to follow reports of worldwide temperature changes with a note that theories about planetary...

By Jon Krosnick and Bo MacInnis, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Ocean Salon »

November 30, 2010

The Woods Institute hosted an Ocean Salon in San Francisco focusing on research solutions to protect the ocean and its resources. Faculty from Stanford and Duke universities discussed their work on effective ocean and coastal...

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The Great Gulf Oil Spill: What Went Wrong »

November 29, 2010

In the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, Stanford Geophysics Professor Mark Zoback says the national conversation should be more than hyperbole and hand-wringing.

By Louis Bergeron, Stanford Report

Outsourcing Deforestation in the Developing World »

November 23, 2010

In many developing countries, forest restoration at home has led to deforestation abroad, according to a study by Senior Fellow Eric Lambin. The authors say their findings could have significant implications for ongoing efforts to...

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Mary Ruckelshaus Named Natural Capital Project Managing Director »

November 22, 2010

Marine ecologist Mary Ruckelshaus has been named managing director of the Natural Capital Project, a conservation partnership of Stanford’s Woods Institute for the Environment, the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the...

By News Staff, The Dish, Stanford University

Woods Institute Top 10 List for Stanford Students »

November 16, 2010

At a 2010 reception for undergraduate and graduate students, Co-Directors Buzz Thompson and Jeff Koseff presented a list of the top 10 ways students can become involved in environment and sustainability activities at Stanford.

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Oil: How Much Is There, How Much More Will We Use and At What Price? »

November 1, 2010

Passions run high where oil is concerned. Witness the tumult over the BP drilling disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. But much of the public discussion about oil has been long on emotion and opinion while short on scientific fact, a...

By Louis Bergeron, Stanford Report

Obese and Hungry: Tackling Two Public Health Concerns in India »

October 25, 2010

Stanford University researchers are studying obesity and hunger, two seemingly opposing public health concerns in India. The work is supported by a Woods Institute Environmental Venture Projects grant.

By Teal Pennebaker, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

Senior Fellow David Freyberg Discusses Stanford's Aging Water System »

October 19, 2010

When Stanford Historical Society President Charles Junkerman invited David Freyberg, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, to give a talk last week on Stanford's water systems at a society meeting, he had no...

By Kate Chesley, Stanford Report

Woods Institute Water Salon: Solving Freshwater Challenges in the West »

October 7, 2010

The Woods Institute held a Water Salon on October 7, 2010, that focused on freshwater challenges facing California and the West. Stanford researchers discussed their work on solving issues regarding groundwater, water re-use and...

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A Good Week for Stanford Environmentalists »

September 23, 2010

Stanford environmentalists have been racking up kudos this week. First, biology Professor Gretchen Daily, a senior fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, was named one of 10 recipients of the Heinz Award. Then Daily was...

By News Staff, The Dish, Stanford University

Gretchen Daily to Receive 2010 Heinz Award »

September 21, 2010

Gretchen Daily, a professor of biology and senior fellow at Stanford's Woods Institute for the Environment, has been named one of 10 recipients of the 2010 Heinz Awards. In announcing the award, the Heinz Family Foundation cited...

By Mark Shwartz, Stanford Report

Migration of Marlins Revealed in Unusual Collaboration »

September 17, 2010

Pacific blue marlin, one of the largest billfish to swim the open ocean, have begun giving up some secrets about their heretofore mysterious ways. New data has surfaced about the marlins' underwater journeys, thanks to "catch and...

By Louis Bergeron, Stanford Report

Woods Institute Land-Use Expert Brings Satellite Data Down to Earth »

September 8, 2010

To better understand the drivers of environmental change on Earth, Senior Fellow Eric Lambin blends remote satellite data with on-the-ground conversations with local residents. This rich knowledge-base can be used to develop...

By Daniel Strain, Stanford Report

Most New Farmland Comes from Cutting Tropical Forest »

September 2, 2010

A new study led by a Stanford researcher shows that more than 80 percent of the new farmland created in the tropics between 1980 and 2000 came from felling forests, which sends carbon into the atmosphere and drives global warming....

By Louis Bergeron, Stanford Report

GCEP Awards $7.5 Million for Energy Research  »

August 26, 2010

Stanford's Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP) is awarding $7.5 million to nine research programs at the university and other institutions around the world.

By Maxine Lym, Stanford Report

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