Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Past News: 2014

Stanford Water Researcher Advises Drought-Stricken Megacity »

December 19, 2014

Newsha Ajami of Water in the West program met with officials in São Paulo, Brazil, which may have only a few weeks of water supply left

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Warning sign at Imperial Beach, San Diego

Sunny With a Chance of Gastroenteritis »

December 18, 2014

Affordable, easy-to-implement system can provide significantly more accurate information on coastal water contamination to better protect public health

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Children experience an exhibit at the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, Calif.

Learning From a Day at the Zoo  »

December 17, 2014

Stanford researcher and colleagues receive NSF grant to study science learning at zoos

By Brooke Donald, Graduate School of Education

Salmon shark jumping

Shark Detective Work »

December 15, 2014

Researchers use new tools to understand the lives of salmon sharks, an important apex predator

By Randall Kochevar, Tagging of Pelagic Predators

Roz Naylor presents to representatives of the U.N. agencies in Rome

Contributing to International Food Security Policy »

December 12, 2014

Stanford Researchers take research to United Nations agencies

By Laura Seaman, Center on Food Security and the Environmnet

Rains to Provide Short-Term Relief for CA Drought »

December 10, 2014

Stanford researcher Daniel Swain said the upcoming rainstorms this week – among the largest in recent years – will provide a short-term respite to California's drought, by far the state's most intense in the historical record. The...

By Paige Miller, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Groundwater-irrigated field close to beach in Monterey County, Calif.

Mapping Saltwater Threat to Aquifers »

December 8, 2014

Earlier this fall, a team led by Stanford geophysicist Rosemary Knight performed an ambitious experiment to determine the extent of ocean saltwater intrusion into underground freshwater along the California coast

By Ker Than, Stanford News Service

New e-Book Series on Climate Change »

December 5, 2014

Stanford's Precourt Institute and KQED launch four-part iBooks Textbook series, Clue into Climate, and an accompanying iTunes U course 

By Mark Shwartz, Precourt Institute for Energy

A high-altitude wetland that provides freshwater to Quito, Ecuador, is protected from grazing

Software Solution Balances Impacts of Development Projects  »

December 4, 2014

A powerful new software program provides more effective accounting of the impacts of development projects and offers possible remedies to the ecological damage they cause

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

underwater flux tower

Some Underwater Waves May Harm Deep-Water Organisms »

December 2, 2014

Voluminous underwater waves can create major decreases in dissolved oxygen in water near the shore

By Glen Martin, Stanford Engineering

 sea urchins

Avoiding Ecosystem Collapse »

November 25, 2014

Three new studies describe concrete actions to prevent or reverse abrupt ecological shifts

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

A small farm in Chicago

Urban Agriculture on the Rise »

November 20, 2014

Study finds that the land in and around cities are increasingly becoming important centers of food production worldwide

International Water Management Institute

Power plant near Page, Ariz.

What Would it Really Cost to Reduce Carbon Emissions? »

November 20, 2014

Not as much as you might think, according to Woods-affiliated Professor of Accounting Stefan Reichelstein and Rising Environmental Leaders Program fellow Stephen Comello

By Loren Mooney, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Diver over reef in Belize

Using Science to Open Way to "Blue Economy" »

November 18, 2014

New science and software make Belize coastal zone management plan better for people and the environment

Natural Capital Project

Realizing Environmental Innovation Program »

November 17, 2014

New program offers up to $200,000 to create adoptable solutions from existing research 

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Marking a Decade of Cross-Cutting Collaboration »

November 13, 2014

Woods anniversary symposium reflects on progress made and challenges ahead for Stanford researchers seeking environmental solutions 

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Water Sector Ripe for Innovation and Investment »

November 12, 2014

A Stanford-led report, presented at a forum with California Gov. Jerry Brown, points the way to technological innovation in the water sector

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Celebrating 10 Years of Environmental Solutions at Stanford »

November 5, 2014

Symposium marks decade with panels on innovation, collaboration and future of environmental solutions

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

George Shultz and Tom Steyer, discussants at the 2014 Stanford Roundtable

The Climate Conversation You Haven't Heard »

October 27, 2014

The Stanford 2014 Roundtable convened a panel of climate scientists, innovators and political figures to discuss how to encourage citizens to help force the issues that are needed to help combat climate change

By Bjorn Carey, Stanford News Service

California Gov. Jerry Brown addresses water forum at Stanford

Dealing With Drought: California Gov. Jerry Brown Addresses Forum »

October 23, 2014

California Gov. Jerry Brown joins water experts at Stanford for discussion of policy prescriptions and new research on improving water management

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment