Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment


Bricks dry outside a kiln in Bangladesh.

Stanford Researchers Team up to Reduce Pollution and Improve Health »

September 14, 2017

Brick kilns and their pollution are ubiquitous in South Asia. An interdisciplinary team is combining satellite data and political persuasion to track kilns, raise public awareness and incentivize kiln owners to use...

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment


New Ideas for a Changing Environment »

July 12, 2016

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment Announces 2016 Environmental Venture Projects and Realizing Environmental Innovation Program Grants

By Devon Ryan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Colorado’s San Luis Valley

Calculating Groundwater Levels From Satellite Data »

June 9, 2016

A new computer algorithm that can “fill in” underground water levels in areas where quality data is not available could lead to improved models of groundwater flow in regions with aquifer...

By Ker Than, School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences at Stanford

New Source of Arsenic Threatens Groundwater in Vietnam »

August 9, 2013

"Dig deep" to avoid naturally occurring arsenic contamination has been promoted as an answer to obtaining safe water in South Asia, which has experienced mass water poisoning. But arsenic has been found in numerous deep...

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