Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Past News: 2012

Preparing Tomorrow's Environmental Leaders Today »

December 13, 2012

The Stanford Woods Institute's Rising Environmental Leaders Program announces 2013 cohort.

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

A Call to Realign Human Activity and Natural Systems »

December 7, 2012

Environmental problems should be treated with as much urgency as solving the debt crisis, says Stanford Woods Institute Senior Fellow Paul Ehrlich.

By Bjorn Carey, Stanford News Service

Breeding Wheat for a Warmer Future »

December 5, 2012

Scientists are progressing in helping millions of wheat farmers adapt to hotter conditions, but a new study co-authored by David Lobell of the Stanford Woods Institute finds gains have been uneven.

Center on Food Security and the Environment

Improving Access to Clean Drinking Water »

December 4, 2012

Team advised by Stanford Woods Institute fellow wins federal award for technology designed to provide clean drinking water in urban slums.

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute

Avoiding Flight Shortcuts Could Save Arctic Ice  »

December 4, 2012

Long-distance travelers have a lot to do with record low levels of Arctic sea ice, but a solution may be at hand.

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute

Science Communication Award Honors NASA Researcher  »

December 4, 2012

Stephen Schneider Award for Climate Science Communication, named in honor of late Stanford Woods Institute fellow, given to pioneering NASA climatologist.

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute

Stanford Woods Institute Fellow Addresses UN Climate Negotiators »

November 28, 2012

In UN conference presentation, Chris Field calls for examination of climate change-related vulnerabilities.

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute

Fellow Barbara Block Honored for Ocean Tracking Work »

November 28, 2012

Within a few miles of downtown San Francisco, epic animal migrations on par with those of Africa’s Serengeti unfold. They have been largely invisible to all but those with the right equipment – until now.

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Washington Acts on Threat to Seafood Industry »

November 27, 2012

Stanford Woods Institute senior lecturer helps advise Washington State on initiative to combat ocean acidification's threat to the state's shellfish industry.

By Karen Marvin, Center for Ocean Solutions

American West's Changing Climate Spells Economic Changes »

November 21, 2012

Stanford Woods Institute Center Fellow Noah Diffenbaugh discusses the future of extreme heat and declining snowpack in the Western U.S. and what it means for industry, electricity generation and policy.

By Max McClure, Stanford News Service

Study: Climate Threatens Snowpack, Freshwater Source for Billions »

November 11, 2012

Stanford Woods Institute Center Fellow Noah Diffenbaugh analyzes future snowpack decline from California to the Himalayas.

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Superstorm Sandy a Reminder that Climate Change isn’t ‘Science Fiction,’ Top UN Official Says »

November 9, 2012

UNDP Administrator Helen Clark visits Stanford to set the stage for international climate talks taking place in Doha, Quatar later this month.

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

EPA Head Meets with Young Scholars at Stanford »

November 7, 2012

Technological Innovation “is the only way forward,” Administrator Lisa Jackson tells Rising Environmental Leaders Program participants.

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Preparing the Next Generation of First Nations’ Leaders  »

November 6, 2012

First Nations’ Futures Institute helps young indigenous leaders integrate community values and resource management.

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Experts Available: Climate Change, Hurricane Sandy and the 2012 Election
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November 2, 2012

Stanford Woods Institute scholars available to comment for news media covering the role of climate change and the environment in the 2012 election as well as recent extreme weather

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Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Taking the Pulse of Earth’s Life-Support Systems  »

November 1, 2012

A new paper proposes a framework for monitoring nature’s benefits to society.

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford’s Global Climate and Energy Project Turns 10 »

October 25, 2012

The Global Climate and Energy Project recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. Since 2002, GCEP has invested more than $130 million into 80 research programs at Stanford and 38 other institutions worldwide.

By Kelly Servick, Stanford Engineering

Finding Common Threads in Global Water Crises »

October 24, 2012

What does drought in Kansas have to do with under-utilized groundwater in Sub-Saharan Africa?

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Study Assesses Impact of Proposed International Airport in Southern Costa Rica »

October 22, 2012

Case study explores options for siting a new airport near renowned ecotourism destinations; examines ecological and economic impact in most comprehensive, unbiased study of plan to date.

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Oil Palm Plantations Clearing Carbon-Rich Tropical Forests »

October 7, 2012

Expanding production of palm oil, a common ingredient in food and personal care products, is driving deforestation and massive carbon dioxide emissions.

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

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